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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 4, 2022
Hyundai jumps back into Japan with an online-only, all-electric plan
The last time Hyundai sold a car in Japan was in 2009, when it pulled out after years of dismal sales.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jan 25, 2022
Amid the 'buy now, pay later' boom, Japan takes a different path
The country's unique approach to credit card payments undercuts the appeal of BNPL seen elsewhere, with the service finding a different niche as a result.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 4, 2022
Shopping through social-media platforms expected to hit $1.2 trillion by 2025: study
More than half of so-called social buyers surveyed said they are likely to support small businesses over larger retailers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Dec 22, 2021
China puts regulatory spotlight on livestream retail boom
Viya, dubbed the country's 'queen of livestreaming,' had her e-commerce and social media accounts shut down after she was fined more than $200 million for tax evasion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2021
SoftBank-backed Snapdeal targets $250 Million IPO in 2022
The e-commerce startup co-founded by Wharton alumnus Kunal Bahl in 2010 focuses on the less-affluent and less tech-savvy bulk of the population living outside India's biggest cities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 26, 2021
Black Friday sales make inroads in Japan, but not all retailers are buying in
Public recognition of the retail bonanza has soared in recent years, with major franchises rolling out discount campaigns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2021
Black Friday blowout: Japan retailers embracing U.S. shopping period
After struggling to lure customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's department stores and online retailers are hoping Black Friday has the cure for what ails.
Japan Times
LIFE
Oct 24, 2021
Frozen food vending machines proving a hit amid pandemic
Slices of fish and frozen cakes are among the items on offer in Hokkaido.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 11, 2021
Inagora begins Saburomaru Japanese whisky sales on China's Tmall
According to a report released by Japan's National Tax Agency, whisky exports in 2020 grew 39.4% from the previous year, with those to China topping the country-by-country list.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2021
Christmas at risk as supply chain ‘disaster’ only gets worse
This holiday season might see more frowns than smiles, as the global supply chain faces unprecedented shortages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 4, 2021
Honda becomes first Japanese automaker to sell cars online domestically
The service is only being offered to Tokyo residents initially and will be expanded nationwide in the future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 15, 2021
SoftBank launches $3 billion fund for Latin America’s tech boom
The company said it will focus on e-commerce, digital financial services, health care, education, blockchain and insurance companies from across the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 8, 2021
PayPal to acquire Japanese unicorn Paidy in ¥300 billion deal
PayPal is looking to deepen its push into buy-now-pay-later products, with Paidy a standout provider in a country where nearly three-quarters of purchases are paid for with cash.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 18, 2021
SoftBank-backed Karrot becomes $2.7 billion South Korean unicorn
Asia's fourth-largest economy is breaking away from family-controlled conglomerates and minting self-made billionaires faster than ever.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2021
Fired by bot at Amazon: ‘It’s you against the machine’
Former Amazon managers said a largely automated system is insufficiently attuned to the real-world challenges drivers face every day.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 16, 2021
How Trump’s trade war built China’s first global fashion giant
Partly due to the trade war, Shein pays neither export taxes on most of its products nor U.S. import taxes, an advantage that tilts the playing field heavily against its rivals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 2, 2021
Japanese farmers turn to technology to overcome pandemic and aging
New digital technologies are enabling farmers to increase crop output and income without needing additional human labor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2021
China tech giants spend billions to fuel growth after crackdown
Companies are digging deep into their pockets to open up new avenues of growth as Beijing curtails their most lucrative businesses from fintech to e-commerce.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 26, 2021
Japanese firms double down on online sales in China amid tourism halt
Demand for Japanese cosmetics is rising as Chinese consumers unable to travel abroad accelerate purchases on e-commerce platforms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2021
Smart rings seen as new frontier for cashless payments
As retailers around seek ways to make it easier to shop seamlessly without touching anything, MTG in Japan is betting its technology can rule them all.

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