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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 5, 2016
In hardware push, Google debuts Pixel smartphone to challenge Apple
Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Tuesday announced a new Pixel smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market.
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2016
Publisher lodges protest after Amazon Japan deletes over 1,000 e-book titles
The Kodansha Ltd. publishing house said it has lodged a protest with Amazon.com Inc.'s Japan unit, saying the online retailer unilaterally withdrew all of more than 1,000 titles from its subscription-based e-book service.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Sep 10, 2016
Anrealage gets real in Tokyo's Omotesando
Anrealage gets real in Omotesando
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Sep 10, 2016
Pricing system offers scant protection as Amazon Japan hacks away at bookstores' benefits
Japan's saihan seido system may not be enough to save the country's remaining bookstores, whose advantages Amazon.jp has systematically worked to nullify over the years.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Sep 3, 2016
Net TV in Japan: Full stream ahead?
As consumers move away from regular terrestrial TV toward online video content, it appears that the domestic TV industry itself needs to undergo its own paradigm shift.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 7, 2016
'Invisible Tokyo' seeks out the stories of people living in the capital
What does it actually mean to be connected? To be unique and young in the country's biggest city? A new, self-proclaimed "neo documentary" on Amazon Prime Japan titled "Invisible Tokyo" has taken up the task to answer these ever-evolving questions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 1, 2016
Amazon takes on Alibaba from Japan with Chinese-language website
Just before the stores open in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district, buses pull up, unleashing Chinese tourists and their credit cards to snap up televisions, rice cookers and other gadgets. Walk into any department store and there they are, buying mascara, T-shirts and other merchandise.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2016
Alibaba and SoftBank team up on Japan-focused cloud computing venture
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. teamed with its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp. to form a cloud computing service venture targeting Japanese customers as the Chinese e-commerce giant expands one of its fastest growing businesses.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 3, 2016
Reusable Blue Origin rocket makes third successful vertical landing
Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and landed for the third time a suborbital rocket capable of carrying six passengers, taking another step on its path in developing reusable boosters, the company said on Saturday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 6, 2016
Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints
Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 25, 2015
Amazon yank Nazi-, Imperial Japan-themed TV ads from N.Y. subway
Amazon.com Inc. on Monday agreed to pull advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery from New York City's subway system, a transit official said, hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the company to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2015
Haruki Murakami's new essay hits bookstores, bypassing online venders
A new essay by novelist Haruki Murakami hit bookstores across Japan on Thursday straight from the publisher under an arrangement aimed at helping businesses fight off the onslaught from online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc.
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2015
Kinokuniya to buy up first editions of new Murakami book
The major bookstore chain said there are two main motives behind the announcement: to get a competitive edge over online bookstores and to energize smaller book shops.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 10, 2015
Pre-orders of Harper Lee's new novel biggest since 'Harry Potter' on Amazon
"Go Set a Watchman," the much-anticipated second novel by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered print title on Amazon.com since the last book in the "Harry Potter" series, Amazon said Thursday.
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2015
Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation
E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 19, 2015
Investigation into child pornography sold on Amazon yields suspect
Japanese police are investigating the case of a male worker at an affiliate of Amazon's Japan unit who allegedly sold child pornography through Amazon's website.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 24, 2015
Amazon's Japan unit raided over child porn sales
Police raid offices of the Japanese arm of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc. on suspicion of assisting the sale of child pornography.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2014
Apple's $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc.'s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 4, 2014
Lawson stores add tens of millions of Amazon products
Lawson Inc. customers will be able to order items from Amazon Japan for later collection, under an enhanced tie-up announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Sep 7, 2014
Drone enthusiasts see bright future but legal hurdles await
Last December, Amazon.com Inc. created a buzz by releasing a video of a drone delivering a package to a customer's home. If Amazon launches its Prime Air service as planned in 2015, we could soon see unmanned aircraft whizzing through the skies to deliver purchases in as little as half an hour.

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