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AirAsia to re-enter Japanese market

Jul 1, 2014

AirAsia to re-enter Japanese market

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia said Tuesday it is resuming domestic flights in Japan after withdrawing a year ago, aiming for a summer 2015 launch. Rakuten Inc., which runs an online travel site, is buying an 18 percent stake in AirAsia’s Japanese subsidiary, which is ...

Jul 1, 2014

Vanilla Air opens Narita to Amami Oshima route

Low-cost carrier Vanilla Air opened Tuesday a route between Narita International Airport and Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. The Narita, Chiba Prefecture-based unit of ANA Holdings Inc. also normalized its flight services the same day after a month of flight cancellations caused by ...

Jul 1, 2014

Lawson chairman Niinami nominated as new Suntory president

Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has nominated Takeshi Niinami, chairman of major convenience store operator Lawson Inc., as its new president. The major brewer and distiller made the decision at the day’s extraordinary board meeting. Niinami, 55, will officially assume the presidency on ...

Jul 1, 2014

Denso exec heads to jail in U.S. price fixing

A Denso Corp. executive will serve about a year in a United States prison after admitting to fixing the prices of auto parts in the U.S. and elsewhere, the Justice Department said Monday. The executive conspired to fix the prices of vehicle instrument panel ...