BUSINESS

Apr 02
Many companies held entrance ceremonies for new employees nationwide on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
Apr 01
Chinese visitors are expected to engage in massive buying in Japan during the cherry blossom season through early April, after a similar spree during the Chinese New Year holidays in February. (The Japan News)
Mar 31
Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. (Japan Today)
Mar 31
Honda Motor Co. said Monday it will release the S660 two-seater on Thursday, the company's first convertible sports minicar in 19 years. (The Japan News)
Mar 28
The proxy fight over Otsuka Kagu Ltd. ended Friday morning with the victory of the founder's oldest daughter, as stockholders agreed to retain Kumiko Otsuka as president of the furniture retailer and remove her father Katsuhisa from the board. (The Japan News)
Mar 27
Apple Inc. will establish a technology development facility at a former Panasonic Corp. plant site in Yokohama. (The Japan News)
Mar 26
Facing a damaged brand, an aging society and fierce competition from convenience stores, McDonald's Holdings (Japan) hopes to revive its fortunes with a new chief operating officer who started at the bottom. (Nikkei)
Mar 25
Mitsubishi Motors will build a new 500 million-dollar plant in Indonesia's West Java Province. (NHK)
Mar 25
Police arrested former senior Mizuho Bank employee Mikio Oikawa and two others on Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a doctor out of 115 million yen in the name of the major Japanese bank. (Jiji Press)
Mar 25
A real estate firm has left the station with the trademark "Linear" ahead of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), which may prevent it from using the name for items linked with its maglev Shinkansen line. (Asahi)
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