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JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

Dec 6, 2016

JR East unveils all-suite sleeper

JR East unveiled Monday a luxury, all-suite sleeper train set to launch in May. Train Suite Shiki-Shima has 10 cars, including a diner, a lounge and a glass-walled dome car. With a total construction cost of ¥5 billion, the train is designed to provide ...

Dec 5, 2016

Japanese banks eye ¥95 billion in loans to Russia's Gazprom

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and other banks are making final arrangements to jointly extend some ¥95 billion ($831 million) in loans to Russia’s state-run gas firm Gazprom, sources close to the matter said Monday. A contract is expected to be concluded during ...

| Dec 5, 2016

Nikkei slips on Italian no vote

Stocks lost further ground Monday, weighed down by the yen’s rise after Italy’s vote to reject constitutional reform in a national referendum. The 225-issue Nikkei average shed 151.09 points, or 0.82 percent, to end at 18,274.99 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On Friday, the ...

Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ

Dec 5, 2016

Beer maker Sapporo to open nursery in Tokyo HQ

Sapporo Holdings Ltd. plans to open a nursery at its headquarters building in central Tokyo on April 1 next year, an official of the company said. The move is designed to help female employees on child care leave return to work by providing them ...

Nissan's driverless cars tow peers onto piers for loading

Dec 5, 2016

Nissan's driverless cars tow peers onto piers for loading

At one of its plants in Japan, Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading onto transport ships. The automaker thinks the technology will, in the long run, save costs and boost efficiency. ...

Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the ...