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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2019
Walmart seen subsidizing vendors in online holiday price war with Amazon
Hold on to your smartphone — the holiday price wars between Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are heating up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 19, 2019
Amazon Japan starts locker delivery service
Amazon Japan G.K. on Wednesday started a locker delivery service, Amazon Hub, aimed at enhancing convenience for customers and reducing the need for re-deliveries.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 16, 2019
U.S. retailer seeks to shake up Japan's merchandise market
Kodai Senga's 12-strikeout no-hitter on the night of Sept. 6 was more than just a historic moment — it was the first of his career and the first since the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks franchise relocated to Kyushu from Osaka in 1988 — for the ace pitcher.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 2, 2019
Japan to launch smartphone-based rewards program based on My Number ID card
The government will launch a smartphone-based rewards program in 2020 using the national My Number ID cards as part of measures to ease the impact of the consumption tax hike next month, sources close to the matter said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 1, 2019
Can a tax rebate persuade Japan's mom-and-pop stores to shift to cashless payments?
Despite the government pushing the opportunity to accelerate Japan's shift away from cash, many small-business owners are hesitant to change over to cashless payments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2019
Abe and Trump to meet on G7 sidelines in Biarritz for possible trade discussion
U.S. President Donald Trump will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of a three-day Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, southwestern France, from Saturday, the White House said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 19, 2019
China e-commerce sites block sales of protest gear to Hong Kong
Hong Kong demonstrators will need to look beyond mainland China for supplies of protest gear that's defined the look of the movement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 8, 2019
FedEx ends ground delivery deal with Amazon as e-commerce giant morphs into rival
FedEx Corp. confirmed on Wednesday it would terminate its contract with Amazon.com Inc. for ground delivery of small packages as the online retailer focuses on building out its own delivery network.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 6, 2019
Cornering e-commerce market: Amazon squeezes sellers that offer better prices on Walmart
Amazon.com Inc.'s determination to offer shoppers the best deals is prompting merchants selling products on its marketplace to raise their prices on competing websites, a testament to the company's growing influence over the e-commerce market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2019
Japan's Seven Pay ordered to report on illegal access to mobile payment system
The Financial Services Agency has ordered Seven Pay Co. to report on cases of unauthorized access to 7pay, its hacked mobile payment service, sources said Friday.
BUSINESS
Jul 9, 2019
Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan Prime Day strike
Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailer's summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2019
Users of 7-Eleven's mobile payment service lose total of ¥55 million after 900 accounts hacked
Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, president of Seven Pay Co., said the company will compensate users for the losses caused by fraudulent access.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2019
Abe heralds launch of 'Osaka Track' framework for free cross-border data flow at G20
Prime Minister Abe launches the “Osaka Track” framework to promote the drafting of international rules to enable the free movement of data across borders, but not everyone signs on.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / G20 Osaka
Jun 27, 2019
Japan's pitch for free data flows 'with trust' faces uphill battle at G20 amid 'splinternet' fears
Data is increasingly being viewed as a resource as vital as oil was in the 20th century, with the vast accumulation of information leading to new services across a variety of industries. As the analogy suggests, data is fueling innovation: Firms are studying consumer habits to develop new products, feeding...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 30, 2019
Amazon Japan and Life supermarket tie up to sell fresh foods online, starting in Tokyo
Amazon.com Inc.'s Japanese unit and Life Corp., one of the country's major supermarket chains, said Thursday they will join forces to sell fresh foods online starting later this year, aiming to attract elderly and busy customers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2019
Half of Tokyo firms are unprepared for Olympic traffic congestion, survey finds
Nearly half of some 500 companies based in central Tokyo that were polled in a recent survey have yet to make plans to circumvent the traffic congestion expected during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 19, 2019
Seniors turn to flea market apps to help declutter homes
As seniors worry about leaving the burden of unwanted possessions to relatives upon their death, more are learning to use flea market apps to declutter early.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2019
Alipay operator looks to promote partner apps in Japan
Ant Financial Services Group, the operator of Chinese mobile payment service Alipay, hopes to make it possible for users of its partner apps in Asia to make cashless payments in Japan, the company's top executive has said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 7, 2019
Tough online competition forces Isetan Mitsukoshi to shutter one of its Singapore outlets
Leading department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. will shut one of its five outlets in Singapore due to tough competition from online retailers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 18, 2019
Ruling LDP calls for law to prevent tech giants strong-arming vendors in Japan
Concerns have been raised that the tech groups are abusing their dominant position with regards to smaller companies using their platforms.

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