BUSINESS

Jul 23
The bankruptcy administrator for Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox Co. on Wednesday declined to say how much of its debts the firm expects to repay to creditors. (Jiji Press)
Jul 23
Japanese people can look forward to some relief this year from the summer heat. The catch of young eels this season is triple the volume of last year. The Japanese traditionally eat grilled eel to give them an energy boost amid the heat and humidity of summer. (NHK)
Jul 23
Starbucks Coffee Japan plans to open new outlets at an accelerated pace while shifting its focus from urban centers to suburban areas. (Nikkei)
Jul 23
Hitachi on Monday unveiled standard rail cars developed for overseas customers, an occasion that revealed the company's vaulting ambition for a market dominated by three giants. (Nikkei)
Jul 23
Information leaked from Benesse Corp. includes personal data on people who have never had a contract with the company, its parent company said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Jul 23
The five biggest convenience store operators in Japan claimed more than 90% of the market by sales for the first time in fiscal 2013. (Nikkei)
Jul 22
A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp. as far away as Japan. (Japan Times)
Jul 22
Personal information on some 22.6 million Benesse Corp. customers was stored in a smartphone used by a systems engineer arrested last week for allegedly stealing such data from the education service provider, the company has said. (Jiji Press)
Jul 22
Starting on Tuesday, the Tokyo Stock Exchange will adopt monetary units lower than Y1 for prices of 100 major stocks to be traded by investors. (The Japan News)
Jul 22
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received a welcome boost with new orders for 50 of its Mitsubishi Regional Jet, a domestically produced small passenger plane, at the Farnborough International Airshow held in England through Sunday. (The Japan News)
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