BUSINESS

Sep 24
Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. (Japan Times)
Sep 24
Japan Tobacco aims to start selling its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarette in cities across Japan next year, it said on Friday, as it fights to catch up with bigger rival Philip Morris in meeting the growing demand for "vaping" products. (Reuters)
Sep 23
Toyota Motor Corp. says its longtime advertising partner, Japanese agency giant Dentsu Inc., has informed it of "irregularities" related to some digital media business transactions. Reports have said the problem was about a division of Dentsu in Japan overcharging the automaker. (autonews.com)
Sep 21
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. expects to open thousands of new stores in the U.S., increasing its current tally of 8,500 to 20,000, President Kazuki Furuya said. (Japan Times)
Sep 21
Some members of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly say that a cyanide compound has been detected at the proposed relocation site for the Tsukiji food market. The level exceeds the government-set environmental standards. (NHK)

Sep 21
Early last year, big bets started to go wrong for a Japanese giant of toilets and faucets. (businessmirror.com.ph)
Sep 21
Spotify will launch in Japan by the end of the month, reports TechCrunch. (businessinsider.com)
Sep 18
Manga fans are rushing to bookstores to get their hands on a magazine carrying the final edition of the 40-year-old Japanese comic series Kochikame. (NHK)
Sep 17
Tokyo tax authorities ordered a Japanese subsidiary of Apple Inc. to pay about ¥12 billion in penalty taxes for failing to properly pay withholding tax (see below) on usage rights for software allowing online music and video distribution, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (the-japan-news.com)
Sep 17
Nintendo affiliate Pokemon Co. released a much-anticipated wearable accessory for the smash hit mobile game "Pokemon Go" on Friday, attracting so many fans that the device was sold out online and at the company's stores across Japan for the day by 11 a.m. (Nikkei)

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