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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes foray into Japanese market

Business / Tech Dec 9, 2019

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi makes foray into Japanese market

Xiaomi Corp., the world's fourth-largest maker of smartphones, is entering the Japanese market, embarking on a quest to win the hearts of iPhone-loving Japanese consumers. Though late in joining the game, the timing may end up working well for the Beijing-based firm known for producing ...

Yahoo Japan rolls out 'deep-fried tax' for employees

National Oct 9, 2019

Yahoo Japan rolls out 'deep-fried tax' for employees

Just a week after the consumption tax hike went into effect, another "tax" has hit employees at Yahoo Japan Corp. — in particular those who love crispy and juicy food. Calling it a "deep-fried food tax," the levy that started Tuesday is intended to encourage ...