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E COMMERCE

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2020
Unilever’s ice cream deliveries show anything can be sold online
Just-in-time gains a new meaning when you’re rushing online orders of frozen treats like almond-coated Magnum ice cream bars to consumers before they melt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 14, 2020
Amazon tells staff hand-washing time won’t be held against them
Amazon.com Inc. told employees at a New York warehouse, where workers have sued and gone on strike over safety concerns, that they won’t be punished for insufficient productivity or extra time washing their hands.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 11, 2020
Greatest thing since sliced bread? Subscription service sources artisanal bakeries across Japan
The program, which makes use of a special freezing technique, has drawn 160 corporate and over 2,000 individual subscribers so far.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2020
Japan's fussy food shoppers finally go online amid pandemic
Although the nation's e-commerce development lags behind that of its peers, COVID-19 has prompted a rise in buyers ordering from home.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 25, 2020
Lawson to kick off self-checkout reward campaign to curb virus spread
As the coronavirus continues to spread, the convenience store chain is aiming to reduce face-to-face contact between staff and customers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2020
Shiseido looks to China's online model for post-pandemic growth
Measures to control the virus have melted away social norms like putting on makeup in the morning or spritzing on perfume before a night out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 1, 2020
E-ticketing platform Zaiko's livestream success sees unwelcome imitators
The ticketing company pivoted to livestreaming events when the coronavirus struck, a move that may change how we experience music in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 27, 2020
Japan enacts law toughening transparency regulations on tech giants
The measure addresses concerns such companies are taking advantage of their market dominance to mistreat merchants who offer wares on their platforms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2020
Toyosu wholesalers targeting consumers via online sales
Intermediate wholesalers at Tokyo's Toyosu food market are focusing more on direct online sales to consumers at a time when seafood demand has plunged due to restaurant closures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 7, 2020
Online booksellers struggling to meet demand from Japanese readers
Publishers scramble to find new ways of getting books to customers as Amazon focuses restocking efforts and delivery on essential items.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 20, 2020
Rakuten begins selling coronavirus testing kits to companies in Tokyo
E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. said Monday it has started selling coronavirus testing kits to companies in Tokyo and four surrounding prefectures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2020
Amazon worker positive for COVID-19 day after Bezos toured warehouse
An Amazon.com Inc. warehouse visited this week by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos confirmed its first employee case of the new coronavirus, according to a message sent to workers on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2020
Virus pandemic pushes Japan’s shoppers to finally buy online
Now that the government is urging consumers and businesses to step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, shoppers may finally have no excuse but to embrace e-commerce and wean themselves from brick-and-mortar stores.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 5, 2020
In graying Japan, the market for home shopping is still maturing
The suit-clad television presenter makes breathless promises about the qualities of the Hitachi rice cooker he is pitching, describing how the induction heating steam pressure system allows the aluminum pot to produce the perfect batch of Japan’s staple food with a fluffy yet firm texture and a sweet aftertaste.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 27, 2020
Alibaba suffers culture conflicts
At Lazada, the Southeast Asian arm of Alibaba Group Holding, staffers are furious over demands that they submit health reports daily and other coronavirus-prevention steps seen as too invasive, highlighting a long-running culture clash with management from China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2020
Japan to punish reselling of masks for profit with year in prison, ¥1 million fine — or both
The rule will be implemented through a revision to a law enacted in response to panic-buying during the 1973 oil crisis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2020
Rakuten puts free delivery plan on hold after backlash from retailers
Rakuten's retailers have made it clear that they are not all on board with shouldering the shipping costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 5, 2020
Japan e-commerce sites crack down on profiteering from COVID-19 fears
Price-gouging to exploit the epidemic is so prevalent that even the government is weighing in.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2020
Rakuten's plan to force shipping costs on retailers draws ire of Japan's FTC
The Fair Trade Commission said Friday it has asked a court to halt Rakuten Inc.'s plan to make retailers on its online marketplace shoulder the cost of free shipping amid complaints about the policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2020
Mercari plans Tokyo store to tempt more into its online marketplace
Online flea market operator Mercari Inc. said Thursday that it would try its hand at brick and mortar operations in hope of reaching tens of millions of untapped users in the Japanese market, allowing them to sell their used goods on the spot and handling everything from photography to shipment.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on