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Aug 15, 2014
Amazon surge in Japan lifts Yamato's express deliveries
As more Japanese use mobile phones to shop online, Asia's biggest parcel shipper is ready.
Aug 11, 2014
Amazon stops some Disney movie pre-orders, WSJ reports
Pre-orders of some Disney movies have been halted by Amazon.com, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2014
Well-bitten consumers shy of Japan's disappearing e-books
Although it has now been surpassed by the United States, Japan was once the world's largest market for e-books, thanks to the early success of the cellphone-content business. But in today's competitive market, e-book sellers disappear every few months, leaving consumers to wonder whether the digital...
LIFE / Digital
Jun 6, 2014
Amazon's drone dream sparks race for better sensor
In the quest to build drones that can enable companies such as Amazon to make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 9, 2013
Amazon tries 'selling' Cyber Monday
Leave it to the country's online retail giant to create Japan's version of America's latest Christmas shopping spree.
Japan Times
Dec 3, 2013
For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field
Japanese publishers and distributors of electronic books are increasingly alarmed by the upcoming consumption tax hike in the absence of a system to tax e-books and other digital content purchased from overseas vendors such as the U.S.-based Internet giant Amazon.com Inc. and Japanese online vendor Rakuten...
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2013
Amazon Japan begins online sales of OTC drugs, vitamins
Amazon Japan has begun online sales of over-the-counter drugs such as cold and digestive medicines, as well as vitamin supplements and other low-risk pharmaceutical products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 7, 2013
Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?
Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post promises not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution but a potential transformation of the fusty mechanics of the newspaper business.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Grahams shepherded Post through tumultuous eight decades
It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital. It ended with an announcement that his descendants had sold the newspaper to an Internet wizard who lives in the Washington on the other...
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans
The Graham family's decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2013
Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' said violated antitrust law
A U.S. judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, handing the tech giant a bruising loss that could ripple throughout the industry and force companies to rethink how they meet consumer demand for digital products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2013
Jobs' role focus of Apple e-book trial
Apple's late founder, Steve Jobs, was a key figure Monday in the Justice Department's suit against the Silicon Valley giant for allegedly leading an illegal scheme to raise the prices of e-books.
May 29, 2013
Dealing with tax avoidance of super-rich firms
In both the U.K. and the U.S., a disconnect exists between those who want to curtail tax havens for the wealthy and those who want low taxes to lure investors.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Feb 20, 2013
Digital capitalism produces few winners
Need a crash course in digital capitalism? Easy: you just need to understand four concepts — margins, volume, inequality and employment.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 6, 2010
Rakuten raises the stakes
Amazon better watch its back. Rakuten is tightening its grip on the overseas market while extending tentacles overseas.


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