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Japan's latest fad: cosmetics, glasses that block infrared rays

Aug 18, 2016

Japan's latest fad: cosmetics, glasses that block infrared rays

Cosmetics companies are grasping at a new sales gimmick: products that block infrared rays and purportedly prevent skin damage. They cite research that says infrared and ultraviolet rays both cause skin aging and freckles. Cosmetics maker Shiseido Co.’s Benefique Deep Block Essence is marketed ...

Aug 18, 2016

Japanese exports dive 14 percent on strong yen

Japan posted a trade surplus of ¥513.5 billion in July, though exports sank 14 percent from a year earlier as the yen surged against the dollar, the government reported Thursday. The fall in exports by the world’s third-largest economy was outpaced by a nearly ...