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'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

Dec 1, 2016

'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

The man who invented the quintessential American fast-food burger, the Big Mac, and inadvertently set off a race to create ever more expansive fast-food menus, has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away Monday surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according ...

Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nov 30, 2016

Universal Studios parks to add Nintendo attractions

Nintendo-themed areas will be added to Universal theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, Florida, and Hollywood, California, over the next few years, Nintendo Co. and Universal Parks & Resorts announced. The new areas will have multiple attractions featuring Mario and other Nintendo game characters, making ...

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Dollar higher above ¥112.70 in Tokyo

The dollar extended gains and rose above ¥112.70 in Tokyo trading on Wednesday, underpinned by month-end demand from exporters and buying from institutional investors. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.72-72, up from ¥112.31-31 at the same time Tuesday. The euro was at ...

JR West's superluxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017

Nov 30, 2016

JR West's superluxury sleeper train to debut in June 2017

West Japan Railway Co.’s Twilight Express Mizukaze superluxury sleeper train will go into service on June 17, with tickets ranging from ¥270,000 to ¥1.25 million, the railway operator said Tuesday. Reservations will open on Dec. 5. The train will offer four one-way overnight trips ...

Nov 30, 2016

Industrial output up for third straight month

Japan’s industrial output in October rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from the previous month, up for the third straight month, buoyed by upturns in both domestic and external demand, the government said Wednesday. Production is likely to remain on a recovery track, as ...

Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

Nov 30, 2016

Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom

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The sun is setting on Japan’s clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. Workers at the floating power station, one of the world’s biggest, have ...

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

Nov 30, 2016

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

okohama Nissan will offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls “hyperpersonalization,” not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own. That means more than access to the music or seat colors of your choice. Advances ...