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Friday, July 24, 2015
Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply last month as exports of automobiles and electronic parts picked up while a sky-high energy import bill continued to fall, finance ministry data showed Thursday.
Airlines have little choice in push toward biofuels
The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Top executives of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba were systematically involved in overstating more than US$1.2 billion in profits, the firm's independent panel has warned in a report to be released on Monday, according to local media.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Bank of Japan cuts economic growth, inflation view
Japan's central bank on Wednesday cut its economic growth and inflation forecasts, as analysts warned over a disappointing second quarter that underscores the wobbly success of Tokyo's Abenomics growth project.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Friend-like robot gives undivided attention
I'm Japanese and so I'm a sucker for cute things, like manga, quirky figurines and mascot characters. And Pepper, the new companion robot from Tokyo-based technology company Softbank Corp., delivers cuteness like you've never seen.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Confectioners in Japan are fretting over the rising prices of cacao beans -- the main ingredient in chocolate -- amid falling production in Africa due to bad weather, along with growing demand in China and other emerging economies.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) held fire on more stimulus Friday as it pointed to a pick-up in the economy, despite flat-lining inflation that has defied a two-year-old monetary easing program.
Monday, June 15, 2015
The Japanese government should describe its road map for spending reform in specific terms to make its basic fiscal and economic policies more dependable.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Mobile messaging giant Line on Thursday launched a digital music streaming service in Japan, stepping into a largely untapped market still dominated by sales of compact discs.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
What's shaped like your friend and even sounds like your friend, but isn't actually your friend? Why, a human-shaped pillow with a slot in its head for a cellphone, of course.
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