BUSINESS – 3

Aug 31
Amazon.com will help Japan's small and midsize businesses ship to 100 overseas markets through its online mall, taking care of customs and other matters for fees comparable to domestic orders. (Nikkei)
Aug 29
Toyota Motor said it will invest 500 million dollars in US ride-hailing company Uber to help develop self-driving vehicles. (NHK)
Aug 18
A bottle of rare Japanese whisky sold at a world-record price on Friday, the third record shattered this year for a single malt from the country. (Nikkei)
Aug 14
Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd said it would be interested in buying Seiyu if Walmart Inc puts the Japanese supermarket chain up for sale, as it expands its presence in the domestic market. (Japan Today)
Aug 14
SoftBank Group Corp. is in talks to invest from $500 million to $750 million in Zume Inc., a startup that makes and delivers fresh pizzas with the help of robots, according to people familiar with the conversations. (Japan Times)

Aug 11
Japan's SoftBank Group has agreed to invest an additional $1 billion in shared-office company WeWork, where SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son sees the potential for a repeat of his lucrative bet on Alibaba Group Holding. (Nikkei)
Aug 09
Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between companies that offer business finance. Many of these companies offer very similar packages and plans with slightly altered rates. (newsonjapan.com)
Aug 07
Controversial Japanese casino tycoon Kazuo Okada has been arrested in Hong Kong over alleged and unspecified "corruption-related" offences, his former company in Tokyo said on Monday. (Japan Today)
Aug 03
Mobile carrier NTT Docomo Inc. said Thursday it plans to review its two-year smartphone contracts by next March, a day after rival KDDI Corp. pledged to change its contracts in response to government warnings. (Kyodo)
Aug 03
Sharp will stop making household appliances in Japan, relocating production abroad as it turns toward markets such as China and Southeast Asia. (Nikkei)

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