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Japan's department stores sales fell 1.4% in July

/ Aug 21, 2017

Japan's department stores sales fell 1.4% in July

Department stores sales in Japan fell 1.4 percent in July from a year earlier on a same-store basis, due partly to weak sales of clothes and food items, an industry body said Monday. Sales at 229 stores run by 80 companies totaled ¥547 billion ($5.0 ...

Legoland Japan to launch free ticket campaign

/ Aug 18, 2017

Legoland Japan to launch free ticket campaign

Legoland Japan said Friday it will start giving free one-day tickets to visitors who purchase one-day or one-day family passes to the theme park. The campaign will run from Saturday until Sept. 11 to lure extra visitors to Japan's first outdoor Lego park ahead of ...

/ Aug 18, 2017

Toyota to unveil car-sharing app in Hawaii this year

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday its newly developed smartphone car-sharing application will become available in Honolulu by the end of this year. The application will support a car-sharing business in identifying and authenticating drivers, as well as taking payment and managing the fleet. Also, customers ...

/ Aug 16, 2017

Kagome looking to exit U.S. family food business

Kagome Co. has announced a plan to sell its stake in U.S.-based subsidiary Preferred Brands International Inc. to Effem Holdings Ltd, an investment firm under U.S. food giant Mars Inc., in a move to withdraw from family food operations in the United States. The Japanese ...