BUSINESS – 5

May 02
This year's Cool Biz campaign, designed to encourage office workers to dress lightly to reduce air conditioner use in summer, started at central government offices in the Kasumigaseki district of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Tuesday. (Jiji)
Apr 30
T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement Sunday that would reduce the U.S. wireless industry to three major players — that is, if the Trump administration's antitrust regulators let the deal go through. (Japan Today)
Apr 28
Japan's Cabinet approved a bill to regulate casino operations on Friday. The proposed legislation lays the groundwork for the opening of "integrated resorts" that include casinos. (NHK)
Apr 28
Subaru Corp. said in a report to the government Friday that mileage and emissions data for 903 new cars were systematically rigged at one of its plants and that the malpractice may have started around 2002. (Japan Times)
Apr 28
Sony has logged its first record full-year operating profit in two decades as the electronics and media giant's shift to an online content distribution model for gaming bears fruit. (Nikkei)

Apr 27
Japan's fast food sector is set to get more competitive with the arrival of another player from the US. Fatburger is the latest in a line of foreign chains aiming to take a bite out of the market. (NHK)
Apr 26
Ashley Madison, the world's leading married dating website, has released the findings of an Ernst & Young LLP (EY Canada) report on the 2017 membership statistics of AshleyMadison.com verifying more than 15,000 new member accounts were added on average each day. (newsonjapan.com)
Apr 26
Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing is launching a counteroffensive against Amazon.com and other rivals in the online fashion market, using its vast network of real-world stores to differentiate itself. (Nikkei)
Apr 26
NHK has learned that Kobe Steel submitted to the Tokyo District Prosecutors Office documents related to the firm's falsified product inspection data. (NHK)
Apr 25
Tsuburaya Productions Co.., the producer of the television series featuring Japanese superhero Ultraman, said Tuesday a California court has ruled that an alleged contract on the use rights of Ultraman outside Japan is not authentic. (Jiji)

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