BUSINESS – 7

Nov 02
Dole Japan Inc., a producer of fruits and vegetables, said Wednesday it will recall approximately 9,000 bunches of packaged Philippine bananas due to concerns of tampering. (Japan Times)
Nov 02
Air Do, a regional carrier based in Sapporo, said Tuesday that it has decided to cancel a total of 34 flights on two routes in November due to a lack of pilots. (Japan Times)
Nov 01
China's top ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will launch an app-based service in Tokyo next April, partnering with a Japanese taxi company. (NHK)
Oct 31
As its data-doctoring scandal continues to unfold, Kobe Steel is grappling with the consequences for a diversification plan that has returned it to the cusp of profitability. (Nikkei)
Oct 28
French foie gras can grace Japanese dinner tables once more, two years after Tokyo banned it following outbreaks of bird flu, French agriculture minister Stephane Travert said Friday. (Japan Today)

Oct 27
An executive at Japanese carmaker Subaru says its improper pre-shipment inspections may have continued for many years. (NHK)
Oct 27
A pair of high-end persimmons harvested in central Japan fetched 540,000 yen at the season's first auction at a local wholesale market on Thursday. (Japan Today)
Oct 26
Japan's government and ruling bloc are considering including a tobacco tax hike in the country's the tax system reform package for fiscal 2018, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
Oct 25
Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district is one of the top tourist sites in the country, drawing thousands of tourists to the area every year. (rocketnews24.com)
Oct 25
The head of Fast Retailing Co. on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of the Uniqlo chain selling its casual wear through the online retail giant Amazon.com. (Japan Times)

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