BUSINESS – 8

Apr 04
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, concluded on Tuesday their negotiations on a bill aimed at introducing casino-featuring integrated resorts in the country, adopting a plan to set a casino entry fee of 6,000 yen per visit. (Jiji)
Apr 03
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition ally, Komeito, agreed Monday to build casino-featuring integrated resorts at three locations in the country. (Jiji)
Apr 03
Nobuaki Kurumatani on Monday took office as the first chairman and CEO of Toshiba Corp to be appointed from outside the company in over 50 years. (Japan Today)
Apr 02
The municipal subway system in the western Japan city of Osaka was privatized on Sunday, with the new operator, Osaka Metro Co., coming into being. (Jiji)
Apr 01
The legal definition of beer changes on Sunday, and Japan’s major breweries are looking to shore up their shrinking customer bases by introducing new products with a wider variety of flavors to shake up the stagnant market. (Japan Times)

Mar 30
Parties concerned made a decision on Thursday on the location of platforms for Shinkansen bullet trains at Sapporo Station, a development that is seen giving further impetus to work on the planned extension of a new Shinkansen line launched in 2016 to Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido. (Jiji)
Mar 30
Shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. put an ice-breaking tanker into service in the Arctic Ocean on Thursday to transport liquefied natural gas from a Russian plant to Europe, becoming the first Japanese firm to own and operate such a vessel. (Japan Times)
Mar 29
Four years after popular Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange MtGox was hacked and went bankrupt, the case still casts a shadow over the regulatory regime put in place to protect Japan's thriving cryptocurrency market. (Japan Today)
Mar 24
In a move that may touch off a realignment in the cryptocurrency exchange business, Yahoo Japan next month will acquire 40% of operator BitARG Exchange Tokyo, then launch a full-blown exchange in April 2019 or later. (Nikkei)
Mar 24
Japanese public prosecutors indicted four major general contractors on Friday for rigging bids in the Chuo Shinkansen high-speed magnetic levitation railway project in violation of the antimonopoly law. (Jiji)

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