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Sep 21, 2016

ANA to use new coolant to ship fresh produce

All Nippon Airways Co. will begin shipping fresh meat and vegetables on long-haul flights using a coolant that keeps food products fresh for several days, according to company officials. The new service will allow clients in Japan to ship produce to Europe and the ...

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

| Sep 21, 2016

Mixed results for land prices on new shinkansen routes

Government data has showed new shinkansen routes have had a varying impact on land prices in areas along the lines. So-called standard land prices as of July 1, used as a benchmark for land transactions in Japan, went up again this year in areas ...

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Sep 21, 2016

Tokyo Metro to launch left-luggage service

Tokyo Metro Co. is to launch a left-luggage service on a trial basis at Ginza Station in Tokyo in a bid to make shopping easier for tourists. Priced at ¥500 per bag, the company said the service counter will open on a trial basis ...

Sep 21, 2016

Strong yen resulted in trade deficit in August

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥18.71 billion in August for the first red ink in three months, with a firming yen pushing down the value of exports, government data showed Wednesday. The value of exports dropped 9.6 percent from a year earlier ...

May vows to help Japanese firms in meeting with Abe

Sep 21, 2016

May vows to help Japanese firms in meeting with Abe

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday that her country will work to help Japanese companies continue doing business there following its decision to leave the European Union. Trade and investment relations with Japan are very important to Britain, May told Prime Minister ...

Mylan CEO defends 500% price spike in life-saving drug EpiPen

Sep 21, 2016

Mylan CEO defends 500% price spike in life-saving drug EpiPen

The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry. “Price and access exist in a balance, and we believe we have struck that balance,” Heather ...