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Bargain-hunting Chinese make Japanese retail king Bic Camera a billionaire

Japanese retail tycoon Ryuji Arai can thank a growing flock of Chinese spenders for his swelling fortune.

Bic Camera Inc., the Tokyo-based consumer electronics retailer that ...
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French woman staying in Nikko missing since late July
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:28:38 +0200
A French woman has been missing in eastern Japan since late last month, police announced Sunday.Tiphaine Veron, 36, was last seen on the morning of ...
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Abe arranging September talks with Xi, will skip Yasukuni: sources
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:56:00 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum conference in ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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Heat wave boosts sales of cooling products, and beer
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:52:11 +0200
The summer heat may be sapping people’s energy, but it is firing up several sectors of the economy as demand increases for products ranging from ...
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Four groups bid for rights to run seven Hokkaido airports for three decades
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:56:31 +0200
Four consortia have submitted bids for a bundle of rights to operate New Chitose Airport and six other airfields in Hokkaido, informed sources say.One of ...
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Japan’s bears are widely vilified and little understood
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:55:04 +0200
On Aug. 6, the BBC aired a story about four Ussuri brown bears being successfully transported from a museum in Hokkaido to a wildlife park ...
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Tabloids offer a potpourri of treats to mark summer
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:52:52 +0200
To give their staff a mid-August break, most magazines came out with special two-week issues. A few, waxing nostalgic, are describing this year as “the ...
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Japan’s Defense Ministry to request record ¥5.3 trillion budget for fiscal 2019
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:50:16 +0200
The Defense Ministry is considering making a record request of over ¥5.3 trillion for the fiscal 2019 budget, informed sources said.The amount will be over ...
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Debate over Fukushima statue takes on a life of its own online
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:40:18 +0200
Few topics have proven to be more sensitive online than the present state of Fukushima Prefecture. Years after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster wreaked ...
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Heian literature: Is all fair in love and no war?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:32:03 +0200
There's nothing quite like Japan's Heian Period (794-1185). Almost four centuries of peace and a governing aristocracy of culture set it apart.
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:07:13 +0200
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the ...
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New ‘smishing’ scams baiting smartphone clients of Sagawa Express
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:18:58 +0200
Police are on alert for SMS phishing attacks in which scammers claim to be from parcel delivery firm Sagawa Express Co.The new crime, known as ...
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BOJ’s tolerance of bigger stock drops shows ‘stealth tapering’ underway: analysts
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:53:40 +0200
The Bank of Japan appears to be growing more comfortable with larger declines in the country’s stock prices, a sign it may have begun in ...
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Osaka leaders revel as casinos bid for attention
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:51:33 +0200
When the Diet passed a law governing the operation of integrated casino resorts last month, public celebrations were few. Media polls showed strong public opposition ...
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Okinawa delays reversal on base landfill work as Tokyo pauses ahead of poll to replace Onaga
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:32:05 +0200
The Okinawa Prefectural Government on Friday postponed withdrawing its approval for landfill work needed to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to ...
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