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Japan breathes new life into regional, non-U.S. trade pact

| Jan 30, 2017

Japan breathes new life into regional, non-U.S. trade pact

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With U.S. President Donald Trump's formal decision to withdraw from the long controversial American-led Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, attention in the Asia-Pacific region is turning toward making renewed efforts to complete a separate multilateral trade agreement that excludes the U.S. — the Regional Comprehensive Economic ...

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

| Nov 28, 2016

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

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Tokyo's Ginza district has established itself as Japan's shopping mecca, drawing in people from all over the world. Yet the bustling area is further evolving, with several major redevelopment projects taking place this year and beyond. But how exactly is Ginza being transformed? In this week's FYI, ...

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

| Oct 24, 2016

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

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Spotify's long-awaited launch last month has industry watchers wondering whether it will make a major breakthrough in altering Japan's $3 billion music industry, where 80 percent of sales still come from CDs and other physical formats. With most of the world's major streaming services now ...