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APPLE

BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 3, 2014
Leak clouds Apple's shiny image
Apple Inc. has often displayed uncanny timing with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases. But the leak of racy celebrity photos in the past few days put the company in the unusual position of having to mend its image just days before a highly anticipated product launch next Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 2, 2014
Nude celebrity hack may be iCloud breach in run-up to new iPhone
Apple Inc.'s iCloud service may have been used to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities, raising security concerns as the company prepares to unveil its newest iPhone.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 16, 2014
Apple, IBM put aside differences with landmark deal
Apple Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. are putting aside a rivalry started at the dawn of the personal-computing era to get more businesses to embrace iPhones and iPads.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 10, 2014
Disney resumes sales of new movies on iTunes in Japan
Walt Disney Co., the world's largest entertainment company, resumed sales of new movies through Apple Inc.'s online store in Japan after halting them temporarily in a dispute over terms.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2014
Docomo set to begin selling iPad next month
NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday it will start selling Apple's popular iPad starting in June.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 19, 2014
Apple may use Beats to change its rhythm toward music streaming
Over a decade ago, the late Steve Jobs pulled one of his trademark reality-distorting maneuvers, browbeating music label executives into selling songs on Apple Inc.'s nascent iTunes digital store for a mere 99 cents apiece.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 24, 2014
Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court
The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2014
Renesas eyes selling panel maker to Apple
Struggling chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. is currently pondering the sale of its subsidiary business, developing liquid crystal display panels, to Apple Inc., sources said Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2014
Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars
NTT Docomo Inc., the nation's largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers.
EDITORIALS
Jan 28, 2014
The Mac computer turns 30
Thirty years ago this month, little-known Apple Computer began to transform the world. Its signal event was a television advertisement broadcast during America's Super Bowl, announcing the introduction of a new product in two days.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jan 15, 2014
'Kaz' Kumagai brings tip-top tap to town
"Anyone can enjoy being be a tap dancer in their daily life; all you have to do is casually make a rhythm with your feet when you're walking down the street," Japan's leading exponent of the art, Kazunori Kumagai, insists — seemingly oblivious to the gulf between him and most of the rest of clod-hopping humanity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 11, 2013
Japanese makers play catch-up in smartphone market
In 2013, Japan's smartphone industry faced the shocking news that NEC Corp. and Panasonic Corp. were withdrawing from making those handsets for consumers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2013
Of smartphones sold in October, 76% were Apple
Apple Inc. sold three of every four smartphones in Japan in October after the largest carrier, NTT Docomo Inc., began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2013
Amazon begins online video distribution
Major online shopping site operator Amazon Japan K.K. has started an online video distribution service, enabling customers to purchase or rent Japanese and foreign films and TV shows from a selection of more than 26,000 titles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 20, 2013
NTT Docomo to start selling the iPad
NTT Docomo Inc. will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer soon, a senior official at the mobile phone carrier said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2013
Apple's iPad Air tablet greeted by long store lines
Apple Inc.'s iPad Air tablet computer hit the shelves Friday in Japan, where Apple products are proving extremely popular, with more than 300 fans lining up in front of an Apple store in central Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2013
Sony's Hirai mixes camera, phone geeks to catch Apple
For Kazuo Hirai, creating Sony Corp.'s flagship smartphone was too important to be left to the company's mobile phone experts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Oct 26, 2013
Japan Inc.'s hurt pride may be behind bout of fresh phone fears
What's the explanation for the current surge in concern over the poor manners and inattention of addicted cellphone users — especially considering smart phones are arguably no more distracting than the previous generation of mobile gadgets
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 30, 2013
Toyota maintains Interbrand ranking at No. 10 in world
Seven Japanese firms made it onto the list of the top 100 most valuable brands in the world for 2013 compiled by U.S. consultancy Interbrand.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Sep 30, 2013
Foreign iPhone fans, be aware of Softbank's two-year visa rule
Softbank requires that you have at least two years remaining on your visa if you wish to pay for a new iPhone handset in monthly installments rather than fork out for the whole lot up front.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores