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YEN FOR LIVING

Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Feb 2, 2015
Hair-care industry has anxious consumers coming and going
An underground health movement says over-shampooing leads to hair loss.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jan 26, 2015
Where's the milk? School lunches no longer sacred cows
The cost of a school lunch is now higher than the average salaryman's lunch.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jan 19, 2015
More convenience stores adopting restaurant functions, and vice versa
Consumers are adopting a more casual attitude toward eating out.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jan 13, 2015
Cheap smokes finally going up in price
Until the tobacco prices went up in 2010, third-class cigarette sales were very low.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jan 5, 2015
Show me the money: Who paid for what in the Lower House election
The government spent u00a563 billion on the recent Lower House election
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Dec 29, 2014
Consumer stimulus is not the same as welfare, though the purpose is the same
There may still be time to apply for the government's one-time welfare handout.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Dec 22, 2014
Annals of cheap: Narita express buses
Narita Airport is still inconvenient for Tokyoites, but now getting there is less expensive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Dec 15, 2014
Deflation Watch: bean sprouts
Bean sprout producers are demanding retailers pay higher prices than the retailers are willing to pay.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Dec 8, 2014
Cosmetics market shifts up in age
The cosmetics industry is looking at potentially booming business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Dec 1, 2014
Attitudes about money continue to affect marriage prospects
Unmarried men still don't expect their future spouses to contribute much financially to a household.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 24, 2014
Local governments finally getting around to public toilets
There will soon be many more Western-style toilets in Chiba Prefecture's public rest rooms
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 17, 2014
Are Japan's public school teachers paid too much?
Japanese teachers make more money than the world average, but they also work many more hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 11, 2014
Megabanks start to feel the heat from upstarts
Retailers and IT companies give new meaning to 'full service banking'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Nov 4, 2014
The case for a higher consumption tax
If there has to be a tax, the consumption tax may be the fairest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Oct 14, 2014
How employer transportation allowances helped create commuter hell
Why don't more people live closer to their jobs?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Oct 6, 2014
Foreign tourists expected to take up (some of) the slack in consumption
Food and beverages have been added to the duty-free list.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Oct 1, 2014
Rice is nice when the price is right
Is the big drop in rice prices a good thing or a bad thing?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Sep 22, 2014
Annals of Cheap: Eco Rent-a-car
With rental cars this cheap, who needs to own?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Sep 15, 2014
Mail order scofflaws are the exception that proves the rule
Some Internet consumers take advantage of sales agents' honor systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Sep 8, 2014
Casino tax study exposes pachinko to greater scrutiny
The government wants to tax pachinko but the police are in its way.

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