BUSINESS

Feb 09
Whoever said that "cats rule and dogs drool?" Subaru brings back the Barkleys with five new amusing car commercials! (rocketnews24.com)
Feb 08
Take an inside peek into the production process of Pocky, the beloved Japanese snack which has found its way into supermarkets around the world. (rocketnews24.com)
Feb 08
Officials at a railway in northern Japan say more than 300 files may have been stolen from the company's computers. (NHK)
Feb 07
Chilean wines became number one in terms of annual import volume in 2015, surpassing French wines, according to Finance Ministry statistics. The annual import volume covers red, white and rose wines. (the-japan-news.com)
Feb 06
Sharp Corp. and Hon Hai Precison Industry Co. on Friday signed a contract granting the Taiwan electronics giant preferential rights to negotiate over a bailout plan for the struggling Japanese company. (the-japan-news.com)
Feb 05
If you've seen the Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, you'll know that the film ends with the chain's founder visiting Japan where Tower Records is still a thriving business. Actually, it's not just Tower. The Japanese are still mad for their CDs. But why? (ajournalofmusicalthings.com)
Feb 05
When Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corp. said on Thursday that it would devote more resources to audit a $5.95 billion acquisition offer from Hon Hai Precision Industry than it would a state-backed rescue plan, the announcement appeared to be a surprise victory for Terry Gou, the founder and chairman of the Taiwanese iPhone assembler. (Nikkei)
Feb 04
Toyota is killing its Scion brand after years of slumping sales. Beginning in August, 2017 model-year Scion vehicles will be rebadged as Toyotas. (Japan Today)
Feb 04
McDonald's Japan saw customer traffic at existing stores increase in January for the first time in 33 months, marking a recovery from the quality and food safety issues that erupted in 2014. (Nikkei)
Feb 04
Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan (USJ) recently signed a basic business agreement that could pave the way for future USJ attractions featuring Nintendo characters and game worlds. (rocketnews24.com)
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