BUSINESS – 6

Oct 10
Taiwan will hold a referendum during local elections next month on whether to maintain a ban on food products from five Japanese prefectures imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Central Election Commission said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Oct 05
Japanese telecom firm Softbank is partnering with Toyota for a venture that could help to usher in a new era of mobility. They want to use automated driving to transform the way people move around and the services they enjoy. (NHK)
Oct 02
For anyone who is finding it difficult to quit smoking in a country which has been known as the smoking paradise, there is still hope. Aside from the smoking ban which has been recently adopted in Japan, there are a few ways to seek help, get nicotine substitutes, and be motivated to completely quit smoking. Let's take a look. (newsonjapan.com)
Oct 01
Toyota Motor Corp. anticipates halting production at its Midlands U.K. factory in the event Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the plants managing director, Marvin Cooke, told the BBC. (Japan Times)
Sep 29
Subaru Corp. revealed fresh cases of improper final vehicle inspections on Friday in a final report on its series of data falsifications that blamed excessive workloads on inspectors for causing the practice. (Kyodo)

Sep 22
Japan's major mobile phone carrier SoftBank says more than 10 million e-mails have been lost due to a faulty mail system. (NHK)
Sep 21
Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan on Friday, with the country's three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS Max and the XS that have faster processors and feature better battery life and improved camera functions. (Kyodo)
Sep 19
Nitori Holdings is expected to report a record interim profit thanks to brisk sales of household items and furniture, including cool-feel bedding that proved popular during a sweltering summer in Japan. (Nikkei)
Sep 19
ジャパンタイムズによると、日本人は人間がテクノロジーに取って代わり、それが日本中に広がるのではと危惧していることが、木曜日に発表されたPew Research Centerの調査によって分かりました。 (newsonjapan.com)
Sep 15
Three-quarters of Japanese firms oppose a proposal to adopt daylight saving time ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, citing the time and effort to adjust computer systems as well as disruptions to public life. (Japan Today)

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