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BUSINESS
Aug 7, 2018
Positive sentiment among Japan firms in Thailand at six-year high
Japanese companies operating in Thailand are upbeat about the business climate thanks to recovery in the automobile sector and its spillover effects to other sectors, with a diffusion index for the second half of this year reaching the highest level in six years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 6, 2018
SoftBank's Masayoshi Son in his own words — all 303,513 of them
Masayoshi Son has a lot going on these days.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 30, 2018
E-commerce giant Rakuten ties up with restaurant finder Gurunavi
E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. says it has reached a capital alliance agreement with restaurant search business Gurunavi Inc. as it looks to strengthen its foothold in the growing online reservation market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2018
U.S. clears hurdle to lifting ban on China telecom giant ZTE
The United States signed an agreement with ZTE Corp. that paves the way for the Chinese tech company to resume operations after a nearly three-month old ban on doing business with American suppliers, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2018
Trump set to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports, riling U.S. businesses, GOP lawmakers
The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade war with China on Tuesday, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
BUSINESS
Jul 5, 2018
Japan's online fashion revolution gathers speed as brands bid to catch up with industry leader Zozotown
Zozotown, which swooped in as a little-known retail website and prodded once-reluctant Japanese consumers to shop online for clothes, is now facing stiff competition in the industry whose image it remade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2018
Washington grants temporary reprieve to ZTE, allowing Chinese company to maintain U.S. networks
The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday granted a temporary reprieve to ZTE Corp. that allows China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment-maker to conduct business needed to maintain existing networks and equipment in the United States as it works toward the lifting of a U.S. sales ban.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2018
Japan's Zozo expands made-to-order clothing service using measurement-taking bodysuit
By photographing themselves wearing the skintight polka-dot Zozosuit, users can upload their body measurements to ensure a perfect fit for the clothes they order.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 29, 2018
U.S. manufacturers vie for Trump tariff relief, exposing competitive info to rivals
The flood of requests from U.S. manufacturers with the Commerce Department to exempt them from the Trump administration's hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is exposing competitive information to rivals, customers and U.S. metal producers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jun 7, 2018
Online shopping drives air freight profits higher despite protectionism fears
An explosion in e-commerce demand is buoying the air freight business, boosting profit at some major airlines despite global trade tensions and underscoring robust consumer confidence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 6, 2018
China's ZTE inks preliminary accord to lift U.S. supplier ban, sources say
ZTE Corp. has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers, allowing China's No. 2 telecommunications equipment-maker to get back into business, according to sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2018
Bitcoin for otaku: Tokyo startup to launch cryptocurrency to serve communities
Cryptocurrencies may be making worldwide headlines as high volatility assets that have seen dazzling stretches of growth and stunning falls, but the CEO of Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. believes they have a different kind of potential.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 11, 2018
Secondhand retail redefined in Japan as online flea markets rise in value
In June, the popular online flea market, Mercari Inc., is expected to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers section, which is reserved for high-growth startup companies. According to an article in the April 18 Asahi Shimbun the value of the company's stock at the time of the listing could exceed...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 22, 2018
Asia couldn't quit Facebook even if it wanted to
The social network is conquering e-commerce in emerging economies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2018
Amazon Japan hikes shipping rates amid rising logistic costs
The moves comes as the door-to-door delivery industry is facing driver shortages from the rapid surge in the volume of online shopping.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Apr 1, 2018
Zozotown founder Yusaku Maezawa follows eclectic path
Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup cans, a painting by Takashi Murakami and a word sculpture by Jack Pierson are some of the pieces decorating the head office of Start Today Co., operator of Japan's largest online fashion mall, Zozotown.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2018
Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon saps its 4Q results
Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2018
Amazon cutting hundreds of Seattle jobs in rare cutback as it shifts focus
Amazon.com Inc. is cutting hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Seattle, paring back older departments focused on selling goods online. The move is part of a broader reorganization at the company that's also hiring in newer lines of business like cloud computing and its Alexa platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 9, 2018
SoftBank, Aeon and Yahoo Japan mull online shopping business as Son works on ride-hailing app with China's Didi
SoftBank Group Corp., Aeon Co. and Yahoo Japan Corp. are considering launching a joint online shopping business to catch up to U.S. online retail giant Amazon.com Inc., a source close to the matter said Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 2, 2018
Amazon posts largest profit in its history on sales and tax boost
Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported a profit near $2 billion, the largest in its history, as the online retailer drew millions of new customers to its Prime fast-shipping club for the holiday season and as changes to U.S. tax law added to its bottom line.

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