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Jan 28, 2015

Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyberthreat

Red Hat Inc. and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cybe threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems. The previously undisclosed vulnerability, ...

| Jan 27, 2015

Dollar edges down to ¥118.03 in Tokyo

The dollar briefly dropped below ¥118 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday, pressured chiefly by selling by European players. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥118.03-04, down from ¥118.17-18 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.1249-1249, up from $1.1237-1238, and at ...

Jan 27, 2015

Uniqlo set to open two outlets in Toronto

Fast Retailing Co. said Monday it will open two Uniqlo casual wear stores in Toronto in the autumn of 2016, in the brand’s first foray into the Canadian market. The move comes as part of Fast Retailing’s efforts to expand overseas operations of Uniqlo. ...

Jan 27, 2015

Toyota to change age-based pay scale

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to change its seniority-based pay structure for workers in Japan that will erase salary gaps between age groups, the company’s human resources chief said on Tuesday. The carmaker will consider introducing performance pay for younger employees and wants to tie ...

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Jan 27, 2015

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Tuesday that it has been chosen as a “gold partner,” or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Asahi will be the second company to sign a gold partner contract with the Tokyo ...

Jan 27, 2015

Insects in food top diner complaints in Japan

Don’t read this before lunch. Diners are finding cockroaches, flies and human hair in their food, and complaints are piling up. There were 19,094 complaints about inedible items in food in stores or served in restaurants in the nearly six years since fiscal 2009, ...