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For Maiko Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Jul 13, 2018

Uniqlo finds success abroad, downplays trade war risk

Fast Retailing Co. shares climbed the most since January on signs that the retailer's steady expansion in overseas markets, now headlined by the face of Roger Federer, is bearing fruit even in the face of risks from an escalating trade dispute. The Uniqlo operator drew ...

Chiba Prefecture businesses push for casino resort

Jun 1, 2018

Chiba Prefecture businesses push for casino resort

The list of regions battling for a coveted spot for the development of casino resorts ranges from Osaka to Hokkaido. And you can add Mickey Mouse's neighborhood to the list of possibilities. Chiba Prefecture, home to Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, is gaining attention, with proponents ...

Japan's push to curb drug costs seen risking trade row with U.S.

Sep 14, 2017

Japan's push to curb drug costs seen risking trade row with U.S.

Japan's effort to rein in soaring health-care costs threatens to become a source of tension in economic relations with the U.S. after running into opposition from the American pharmaceutical industry. While the U.S. Commerce Department sees Japan's drug market, the world's third-largest, as the top ...