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/ | May 25, 2017

Stocks add gains on U.S. rally

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, supported by an overnight rise on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 climbed 70.15 points, or 0.36 percent, to finish at 19,813.13. On Wednesday, the key market gauge gained 129.70 points. The Topix, which covers ...

Japan's Tokachi Seika to market halal gyoza in Malaysia

/ May 25, 2017

Japan's Tokachi Seika to market halal gyoza in Malaysia

Traditional Japanese confectionery maker Tokachi Seika will start selling halal gyoza dumplings in Malaysia this summer under a deal with a local food producer. Under an original equipment manufacturer pact recently concluded with Dkay Ventures, Hokkaido-based Tokachi Seika will sell halal gyoza initially to ...

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

/ May 25, 2017

Hitachi develops new breast cancer detection technology

Electronics giant Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. The new technology can identify breast cancer in young women with high accuracy compared with one-way ultrasonography or mammography, company officials said. Hitachi ...

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers

/ May 25, 2017

Sendai-based upstart taking on big Osaka appliance makers

Iris Ohyama, based in Sendai, is taking on Osaka Prefecture’s more established home appliance makers, including Panasonic and Sharp, in the battle for consumers’ hearts and wallets. Iris joined the home appliance market in 2009 and its strategy of manufacturing cheaper alternatives to big-name ...