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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's young face an increasingly bleak future

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AP

    ... China's economy has eclipsed Japan's in size and its tech and industrial companies are increasingly potent rivals. Mai Yamaguchi, a 29-year-old trading company employee heading ... and smaller companies. Despite some wage rises, many ordinary Japanese feel less well off than before, exacerbating longer-term trends linked to the demise of the lifetime employment culture. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1648716/japans-young-face-increasingly-bleak-future
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Police in Japan arrest Chinese nationals in cybercrime crackdown

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 10:06pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to cybercriminals based in China. Police from 19 prefectural police headquarters searched the premises used by eight internet service companies. Other people taken into custody are expected to be charged ... access the protected online services of banks, game companies and retailers. By using the proxy servers, users were able to avoid revealing their Chinese internet protocol addresses and carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1644764/police-japan-arrest-chinese-nationals-cybercrime-crackdown
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Boom in Chinese tourism to Japan

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by Julian Ryall

    ... a big help," she agreed. It also helps that companies here are realising the value of Chinese tourists, with Laox, operator of a major electronics and duty-free goods chain, announcing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647183/boom-chinese-tourism-japan
  4. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Export growth for October eases Japanese recession fears

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:36am by Reuters

    ... of the index rose to a preliminary 53.5 from 51.3, reaching an eight-month high, suggesting companies are ready to ramp up production after a dip in demand. "November data signalled positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1644727/export-growth-october-eases-japanese-recession-fears
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Chinese guest worker says he's a slave in Japan under exploitive scheme

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... to overwork- and harassment like company managers restricting the use of toilets or demanding sexual services. The Japanese government acknowledges some problems. "It is not a system of slave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1644760/chinese-guest-worker-says-hes-slave-japan-under-exploitive-scheme
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe gambles on early election in December as economy stalls

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:27pm by Reuters

    ... Fukushima crisis. Critics say Abenomics has benefited big companies and affluent city dwellers by weakening the yen and boosting the stock market, but that ordinary Japanese have been hurt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643026/japans-lower-house-be-dissolved-shinzo-abe-tells-ldp-meeting
  7. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Unexpected recession in Japan will allow Abe to delay tax hike, call snap poll

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... but consumption and exports remained weak, saddling companies with huge inventories to work off. Abe had said he would look at the data before deciding on pressing ahead with a second sales tax rise to 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642266/japans-slip-surprise-recession-paves-way-snap-election
  8. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan machinery orders jump, buoys economy

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:15am by Reuters

    ... index for manufacturers rose to 13 in November from eight in October, but they expect a drop back to nine in February. Sentiment among service companies slid for a second month to its lowest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1638662/japan-machinery-orders-jump-buoys-economy
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's smoky old coffee shops unfazed by success of Starbucks

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Smoky old cafes unfazed by Starbucks Above the crowds at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo glows the unmissable bright green sign of Starbucks, a magnet that pulls in a steady stream of hip, young Japanese. The American coffee company is so popular in Japan that it recently announced plans to buy out its Japanese partner for US$900 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1635930/japans-smoky-old-coffee-shops-unfazed-success-starbucks
  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Kuroda rules out limits on policy easing

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg

    ... Convincing consumers and companies that he means business is critical to the central bank's efforts to end what it calls a "deflationary mindset" in Japan. The Bank of Japan surprised ... 30, the day before the Bank of Japan announced its extra stimulus. The weaker yen would boost Japan's exports, Kuroda said, though it would also put downward pressure on companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1633088/kuroda-rules-out-limits-policy-easing

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