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ONLINE SHOPPING

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 14, 2019
Examining the humorous side of online shopping in Japan
An increasing number of people these days are choosing to shop online. This is especially the case in Japan, a country that has an estimated internet penetration rate of 93.3 percent and is currently the third largest e-commerce market in the world — and one of the fastest growing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2019
Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury
As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2019
Credit card data of up to 15,000 shoppers may have been stolen from Japan-based online stores
In the scam, personal information was stolen after customers typed in data necessary to make payments on fake settlement screens that they believed were genuine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 30, 2019
With resellers, fans must take matters into their own hands
Few groups in Japan respond to a slight quite like Disney devotees. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the conglomerate's Tokyo Disneyland park, and to celebrate and rack up some more revenue, earlier this year it unveiled a line of limited-edition goods tied to the occasion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2018
EBay CEO aims to turn Japan operations into a multibillion-dollar business
The chief executive of eBay Inc. said Tuesday the U.S. e-commerce giant aims to turn its Japan operations into a multibillion-dollar business by offering a range of foreign items at competitive prices.
BUSINESS
Feb 28, 2018
EBay to buy Qoo10 Japan shopping platform, other assets from Giosis
EBay Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Giosis Pte. Ltd.'s Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, to expand its presence in Asia's second-largest economy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 25, 2017
What online retailers hate about holiday shopping
You can send back that ugly sweater for free. But for merchants, it's a huge expense.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2017
Rakuten bans ivory sales via online mall as activist outcry grows
Online retailer Rakuten bans ivory products from its shopping site in response to international criticism that it is abetting illegal trade in ivory.
EDITORIALS
Mar 28, 2017
The high cost of convenience
The problems confronting Yamato Transport Co. is a reminder that business competition based on increased convenience and low prices for customers isn't sustainable in an economy with a growing manpower shortage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 8, 2017
Japan Post mulls seeking parcel delivery fee hike for large clients
Japan Post Co. is considering a hike in the parcel delivery fees it charges large clients due to a surge in online shopping packages and manpower shortages, industry sources said on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 28, 2015
Rakuten eyes tie-up with Marubeni to sell discounted electricity to firms
Rakuten Inc. is considering teaming up with Marubeni Corp. to sell electricity at discounted rates to small and medium-size companies that have stores on Rakuten's online shopping mall, it was learned Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2015
Discovery of drone on roof of prime minister's office highlights legal shortcomings: expert
The discovery of a hobbyist-style drone on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office on Wednesday has revealed a blind spot in Japan's counterterrorism policies and underlined the need for greater regulation of the increasingly popular aerial devices, experts said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2014
Complaints over online toy purchases on the rise, NCAC warns
With the Christmas shopping season quickly approaching, the National Consumer Affairs Center is warning people to be careful when buying toys online in order to avoid being defrauded.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 25, 2013
Consumers still falling for shady websites
Consumer complaints over online merchants selling fake brand products and fraudulent Internet banking services continue running high in Japan, prodding police to take action in concert with providers of computer security software.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2013
Service delivers famed ramen to the home
You no longer have to travel far and wide to try ramen or dishes from popular restaurants that are much talked about.
EDITORIALS
Jul 27, 2013
Modern spice routes
Online cross-border shopping is booming, but Japan seems to be lagging behind in sales on these 'modern spice routes' because of problems with English.
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2013
Yahoo to ship fresh Japanese food to Hong Kong shoppers
Yahoo Inc. will start a fresh food shopping service in Hong Kong, opening a website this month to take orders for fruit, beef and marine products from Japan, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 4, 2010
Online shopping sites for women on the go
Calling all shoppers: KDDI enters into the growing market of cell-phone sites catering to female consumers on the go.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 26, 2010
Get your gold-plated invite to designer discounts
While top-end brands are losing out on the high street, exclusive online shopping communities might be their ticket out of tough times.
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Jul 13, 2008
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