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Kanoko Matsuyama
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 16, 2023
Japan's upscale vending machines now offer caviar and wagyu
Aided by the pandemic push to minimize contact with others, food-dispensing machines have emerged as a rare spark of growth for the ailing sector.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2023
COVID's quiet creep in Japan fuels its deadliest outbreak yet
A wave of omicron infections overwhelmed the nation's health system this winter and delayed medical care for patients, sending daily deaths to a record high of more than 500 on Jan. 14.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2023
Uniqlo brings skateboarding streetwear vibe to T-shirt sub-brand
Japanese artist and graphic designer Kosuke Kawamura unveiled last week his first creations as creative director of the apparel maker’s T-shirt line, called UT.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 12, 2023
Uniqlo owner sticks to forecast while seeking to raise wages
Operating profit for the year ending August is forecast to reach u00a5350 billion ($2.7 billion), the clothing retailer said in a statement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2023
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing to boost Japan salaries up to 40%
Starting monthly salaries for university graduates will increase to u00a5300,000 ($2,270) from u00a5255,000, while salaries for new store managers at Uniqlo will rise to u00a5390,000 from u00a5290,000.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 10, 2023
Eisai shares jump after FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab
The drug, to be sold under the brand name Leqembi, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an accelerated pathway.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2023
Shionogi's COVID-19 pill may get China approval in March
The Japanese drugmaker has been submitting data to regulators in China and expects Xocova to be authorized for use as early as this quarter, Chief Executive Officer Isao Teshirogi said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 28, 2022
Tokyo firm targets blood tests for Alzheimer's in wake of therapy breakthrough
Fujirebio Holding is boosting its lineup of reagents used to detect Alzheimer's biomarkers in blood tests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2022
Number of tourists visiting Japan jumps for second straight month
Japan's visitor numbers are still well below the 2.6 million-plus people who came, on average, each month during the peak of a tourism boom in 2019.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2022
Ajinomoto hastens chipmaking film expansion and weighs more investment
Ajinomoto, better known for its wide-ranging food business, forecasts shipments of the film will grow 18% every year through March 2026.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 22, 2022
Shionogi COVID-19 pill Xocova wins emergency approval in Japan
A course of Shionogi's treatment consists of seven pills over five days — significantly fewer than alternatives which require between 30 to 40 pills over the same period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 28, 2022
Muji opens new shops in Japan with items for less than $4
The new shops are being built near or inside train stations in the suburbs of Tokyo and Osaka by Ryohin Keikaku, the brand's parent company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 14, 2022
Fast Retailing rises after profit outlook tops projections
The stock rose as much as 6.9% in early trading in Tokyo Friday, the largest intraday gain since July 15.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 5, 2022
Nursing shortage sparks bidding war as countries vie for talent
No nation is better prepared to help the world staff up its hospitals and clinics than the Philippines, the single biggest exporter of nurses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 28, 2022
Japan’s businesses brace for long-awaited return of tourists
Spending by inbound travelers totaled u00a54.8 trillion in 2019. The question now is how much of that will come back, and how soon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 5, 2022
Uniqlo’s owner pushes deeper into North America with GU brand
Fast Retailing will open its first GU store in the United States, adding to its outlets in the country as the Uniqlo owner seeks a greater presence in the North American market.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2022
Japan learns to live with COVID-19 as locals flock to travel spots
Domestic travel is booming as people enjoy their first restriction-free summer since 2019 and as tight border rules keep away foreign visitors that typically crowd popular attractions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 1, 2022
Kirin turns to health care as beer business draws scrutiny
Kirin aims to generate u00a5500 billion ($3.8 billion) in health care sales over the next decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2022
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing sees record profit on weak yen and sales boom
The weaker currency, which just hit a fresh 24-year low against the dollar, is boosting the income the company brings back home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 6, 2022
Eisai says Alzheimer’s drug will get priority review in U.S.
Under the accelerated approval pathway, drugs can be approved based on their ability to remove amyloid, a hallmark of the disease, from the brain.

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