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WEDGE

Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Mar 9, 2014
Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers
Many government-certified nursery schools are scheduled to open in April, but some are questioning whether some of them actually will open their doors on time.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Feb 23, 2014
'Cloud matching' inspiring startups
Cloud matching, the practice of matching buyers and sellers from a large pool of people, organizations and companies, is a field entrepreneurs are seeking out as a new business opportunity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Feb 9, 2014
Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life
2013 highlighted the decline in Japan's fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks...
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Jan 26, 2014
NISA a hit with old investors, not new
NISA, short for Nippon Individual Savings Account, in which individual investors will be eligible for tax exemptions of up to five years on their financial gains, has begun this month. Banks and securities houses are rushing to promote sales campaigns to encourage individual investors to open NISA investment...
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Jan 12, 2014
Pakistanis find niche in used car business
Led by Pakistanis living in Japan, exports of Japanese used cars are growing, thanks to their durability and high technology. In particular, Pakistanis at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, have been very active in the used-car business, using social networking services...
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Dec 22, 2013
'Abenomics' exposing sheltered dairy farmers
The price of raw milk sold to dairy product makers rose by ¥5 per kg in October as imported cattle feed gets costlier amid the weakening yen.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Nov 24, 2013
Firm's tech takes out chemical arms
A Japanese firm claims it has technology that can help Syria dispose of its chemical weapons in line with a Sept. 27 United Nations Security Council resolution ordering the nation to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Nov 11, 2013
Deer a pest said best served as local delicacy
To reduce the damage done to the environment by birds and other animals, major security company Alsok began a monitoring service this summer in which people helping hunters are notified by email when something lands in their traps.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEDGE
Oct 27, 2013
Sony spinoff goes global with biometric ID gadget
Turkey is working on a nationwide project to install biometric authentication systems in hospitals and pharmacies nationwide.

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