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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2018
Amazon opens its own rainforest in Seattle, hoping innovative employee ideas blossom
Amazon.com Inc has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 24, 2018
Post-holiday gamble: Apple debuts HomePod voice speaker to take on Google and Amazon
After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc. has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will use its Siri voice assistant and compete against offerings from Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google.
BUSINESS
Jan 23, 2018
At least on U.K. website, Amazon pulls kids clothes bearing 'Slavery gets sh-t done' slogan
Children's clothes bearing the slogan "Slavery gets shit done" have been pulled from sale by online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. after criticism from shoppers and anti-slavery groups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 19, 2018
Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ
Amazon.com Inc. has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 10, 2018
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant coming to Toyota's cars in 2018
Amazon.com Inc.'s Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant will be added to some Toyota and Lexus vehicles this year, advancing Amazon's ambitions to expand its speech platform beyond the home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 28, 2017
Amazon Japan warned not to use misleading 'reference prices'
Amazon.com Inc.'s Japanese unit has been ordered by the Consumer Affairs Agency to take measures against the use of misleading "reference prices" on its retail site that could lead customers to wrongly conclude that the products being offered are bargains.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 27, 2017
The top business news stories of 2017
The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 18, 2017
Hit products of 2017 home in on uchi
Nikkei Marketing Journal ranks the hit products for 2017, with Amazon and Rakuten sitting pretty among the grand champions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2017
Disney buying Fox film and TV units for $52 billion in digital push amid Netflix and Amazon surge
Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 6, 2017
Google yanks YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating reciprocity spat
A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc. devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 6, 2017
EU rubber-stamps tax haven blacklist as it goes after 'digital giants'
The European Union agreed on a tax blacklist of 17 countries that could potentially face sanctions for failing to bring their standards in line with the bloc, as it seeks to further step up its fight against opaque practices that facilitate avoidance by multinationals and individuals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2017
Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub and German warehouses plan Black Friday strike
Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first-ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year's busiest shopping days.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 8, 2017
Amazon to join rivals in Japan's emerging AI speaker market
Looking to rev up the artificial intelligence speaker trend, Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday its smart speakers will debut in Japan starting next week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 25, 2017
Uniqlo won't sell through Amazon, seeking tie-ups with other companies in U.S.
The head of Fast Retailing Co. on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of the Uniqlo chain selling its casual wear through the online retail giant Amazon.com.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 13, 2017
Amazon suspends top studio executive Roy Price after sexual harassment claim
Amazon.com Inc. put Roy Price, the head of its film and TV unit, on a leave of absence after a producer told the Hollywood Reporter he sexually harassed her, days after a series of similar accusations led to the ouster of Harvey Weinstein as head of the production company he co-founded.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 12, 2017
Amazon faces challenges in a shopper-friendly Singapore full of malls, Alibaba presence
As Amazon.com Inc. pushes into Southeast Asia with a new venture into Singapore, the online retailer is facing some tough hurdles. Shopping in air-conditioned malls is practically a national sport, and e-commerce rivals moved in long ago.
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 5, 2017
Amazon will serve wine, beer and cocktails at pop-up bar in Tokyo's Ginza district
Amazon.com Inc. is opening a bar. For 10 days, the web retailer is going to sell beer, wine, sake and cocktails in Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district to promote alcoholic products sold on its website in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2017
Nuclear watchdog orders Amazon to halt sales of product containing radioactive materials
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has ordered the Japanese arm of Amazon.com Inc. and two other companies to suspend sales of products containing radioactive tritium in excess of the legally allowable limit, the country's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2017
Grocery wars seen heating up as Amazon gets U.S. FTC, shareholder nods to acquire Whole Foods
Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday cleared two of the biggest hurdles it needed to close its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc, with approvals from a U.S. regulator and the grocery chain's shareholders.
Japan Times
CULTURE / CULTURE SMASH
Jul 23, 2017
Crunchyroll takes anime to a live level
Summer is high season for live celebrations of Japan's pop culture exports. The two largest events in the West, Japan Expo in Paris and Anime Expo in LA, drew hundreds of thousands earlier this month. August will see the U.S. East Coast's biggest anime convention, Otakon, move from Baltimore, Maryland,...

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