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Keiichiro Otsuka
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Nov 14, 2014
Japanese community papers in the U.S. face stiff competition
Often available for free at Japanese supermarkets and restaurants in major U.S. cities, Japanese community papers are competing hard with online media, including bloggers, for readers and struggling to generate ad revenue.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 2, 2014
App-based car hire service Uber making waves in Tokyo
The smartphone-based Uber car hire service, which was born on the U.S. West Coast, has spread to a number of other cities in North America such as New York as well as other parts of the world, including Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 26, 2014
Seiko, Citizen target upmarket foothold in U.S.
Japan's two major timepiece makers, Citizen Watch Co. and Seiko Watch Corp., are zeroing in on the high end of the North American market where Swiss firms have built solid brand recognition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 16, 2014
Budget airlines see turbulence as U.S. carriers evolve
Japan's growing crop of low-cost carriers face a shakeout as their U.S. counterparts recover and begin expanding overseas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jul 30, 2014
HondaJet prepares for take off with aviation venture
It was just over half a century ago that Honda Motor Co.'s founder, Soichiro Honda, made public his aspiration to eventually enter the aviation business. That dream is about to take off.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2014
Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 10, 2014
Mitsubishi Aircraft yet to sell JAL on regional jet
While Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has clinched a deal to deliver its new small passenger jet to All Nippon Airways Co. in 2017, Japan Airlines Co., the country's other major carrier, has yet to sign up for the plane.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Apr 24, 2014
JAL ups the ante against ANA via alliances
Japan Airlines is upbeat about oneworld's latest expansion because the revamped alliance will provide access to the burgeoning Latin American market and more flexibility on trans-Pacific routes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2013
Japan rail car makers up U.S. orders, global cachet
Japanese manufacturers of railway cars are making inroads into the United States, taking a sizable share of orders in a market seen as a touchstone for success in globalization by overcoming challenges on the cost front such as the requirement to raise local content.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 12, 2008
Cosmetics makers turn to high-end products
Major cosmetics makers are redoubling their efforts to develop new upscale facial creams and other products, some of which cost well over ¥100,000.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2007
New tech lightens, quickens shinkansen trains
New bullet trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines employ state-of-the-art high speed and lightweight technology to speed passengers along the 1,174.9-km route between Tokyo and Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2006
Obesity problem dogging indoor pooches
Pet food low in calories and fats is gaining in popularity on the heels of reports that a growing number of indoor dogs tend to become overweight and face the risk of metabolic syndrome, just like humans.

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