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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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 20, 2021
Every second counts as startups race to deliver fresh food
Investors have placed a bet that demand for convenience will drive the next transformation in food retail and help crack the vice-like grip of the big supermarket stores.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2021
Alibaba vows to hike spending after first loss since 2012
Jack Ma's flagship e-commerce firm swung to a 5.5 billion yuan ($852 million) net loss after the company swallowed a $2.8 billion fine for monopolistic behavior imposed by Beijing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 12, 2021
Subscription services in Japan get facelift amid pandemic
Once limited to products such as newspapers, magazines and digital streaming services, subscription services are being developed to allow for luxurious living at home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 12, 2021
After $260 billion slide, Alibaba aims to show the worst is over
Alibaba has agreed to a record $2.8 billion penalty from Beijing and vowed to change certain practices deemed anti-competitive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 9, 2021
ByteDance hires thousands in bid to challenge e-commerce king Alibaba
A burgeoning e-commerce business could help the firm surpass its $250 billion valuation when it goes public.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 25, 2021
Seth Sulkin: 'Having risk-averse banks with risk-averse venture capitalists makes success extremely difficult in Japan'
The CEO of commercial real estate development firm Pacifica Capital highlights the importance of switching lanes when external circumstances change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 23, 2021
Retailer Rakuten beats Japanese lenders at digital banking game
New digital bank accounts with the internet conglomerate better known for its online shopping services expanded by 20% last year, and recently topped 10 million.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 21, 2021
Japan and U.S. plan to keep watch on Rakuten after Tencent investment
Rakuten said that the Tencent group company's acquisition of the stake is purely for investment purposes and rejected the possibility that shareholders would gain access to customer data.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 21, 2021
Top online brokerage lures young Japanese with zero-fee trading
SBI Holdings Inc. will implement a series of campaigns that will virtually eliminate commission fee for spot trading in equities, the financial conglomerate said in a statement Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 20, 2021
SoftBank’s $120 million Norway deal taps value of high-cost labor
The Asian giant's investment model in the Nordics suggests a cheap workforce isn't the competitive parameter it once was.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2021
China fines Alibaba Group $2.8 billion in monopoly probe
The penalty is equivalent to 4% of Alibaba's domestic sales in 2019, China's State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement on Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2021
Rakuten sees biggest surge in 18 years after Tencent and Japan Post invest
The e-commerce pioneer is looking to expand its capabilities in artificial intelligence, financial technology and mobile networks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 12, 2021
Rakuten to raise $2.2 billion as Japan Post and Tencent buy stakes
The Japanese e-commerce pioneer has benefited from a boom in online shopping during the pandemic, but faces stiff competition from Amazon.com Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 12, 2021
SoftBank-backed Coupang sees strong debut after major U.S. IPO
South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. rose 41% in its trading debut after delivering the biggest U.S. initial public offering since Uber Technologies Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 10, 2021
SoftBank poised to reap $16 billion profit as Coupang boosts IPO
If Coupang succeeds in its public debut, SoftBank's windfall could exceed the $11 billion it reported from DoorDash Inc.'s December IPO.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2021
Pandemic gives extra momentum to cashless drive in Japan
Even local governments — typically the last in line to introduce any kind of technology — are starting to jump onto the digital payment trend.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2021
Alibaba and Pinduoduo join fight against looming China food crisis
The battle to supply 1.4 billion people with fresh fruit and vegetables is taking China's e-commerce companies into the country's hinterlands.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2021
Amazon documents reveal company's secret strategy to dodge India's regulators
The revelations could deepen the risks facing the company as it encounters intensifying government scrutiny in one of its fastest-growing markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2021
Jeff Bezos walks through a one-way door, opening a new age for Amazon
Over the last 25 years, the Amazon founder led the company through perhaps the most fertile period of any American business ever.

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