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YEN FOR LIVING

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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Sep 1, 2014
Prep schools succumbing to more than economic reality
Cram schools and prep schools rely on 'ronin,' whose numbers are dwindling.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 25, 2014
European winemakers fret over competition from Chile
Imports of Chilean wines to Japan recently outperformed those of Italian wines
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 15, 2014
Whatever you do, don't call Nestle's coffee 'instant'
Nestle aims to change the way office people think about coffee breaks.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 11, 2014
Local municipalities vie for your 'hometown tax'
If you donate money to a local government, you can get rewarded three times.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 2, 2014
Inflation Watch: Food manufacturers offering less
Food companies know that consumers are now sensitive to price increases and use an old solution
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 27, 2014
A modest proposal for alleviating the endangerment of Japanese eels
In Japan, most eel is consumed on one day of the year.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 20, 2014
Japanese franchises cut loose by overseas brands after serving their purpose
Japanese companies are good at promoting overseas brands for the Japanese market.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 14, 2014
Will rice cookers save the Japanese home electronics industry?
The Chinese have discovered Japanese rice, and it could be a big deal.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 7, 2014
What the government doesn't pay in pensions it will have to make up for with welfare
People are facing a widening gap between retirement age and the age they are eligible for pensions.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 30, 2014
Japan tourism still suffers from a credit card gap
Tourists want two things: to be able to use their smart phones and their credit cards in Japan.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 21, 2014
Does an increase in summer bonuses mean a healthier economy?
Average bonus amounts are going up this summer, but the number of bonuses are going down.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 13, 2014
Won't get fooled again? Fans and their money are soon parted
Some pop fans are more devoted, and more naive, than others
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 8, 2014
The new National Stadium will have to rock you
The burgeoning concert business could make the new Olympic Stadium feasible.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 31, 2014
Diamonds are suddenly everybody's best friend
Dealers are flocking to Japan to buy up all those gems 'sleeping' in people's dresser drawers.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 25, 2014
Japanese low-cost carriers hit hard by pilot shortage
Japan is going to have to compete with other countries for airline pilots.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 18, 2014
Japan home electronics makers play dumb on smart TVs
One company dominates Japan's smart TV market, and it isn't Japanese.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 9, 2014
Labor shortage cutting across all industries
Reliance on part-timers has left many companies struggling to fill positions.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 3, 2014
Golden Week activity influenced more by logistics than by economics
This year's Golden Week holiday isn't as golden as it normally is owing to the way the national holidays that make it possible fall in relation to the days of the week.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Apr 27, 2014
The price is right, but sometimes difficult to read
Since the tax hike went into effect, price tags aren't what they used to be.
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BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Apr 24, 2014
College students' savings habits indicate anxiety about the future
In the last 10 years student savings has increased by 80 percent.

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