"Premium Friday" not so premium

Japan's industry ministry is struggling to promote its project to tackle long working hours and stimulate consumer spend...

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Designs of 2020 Tokyo Games commemorative coins unveiled

Designs of 2020 Tokyo Games commemorative coins unveiled

The designs of 2020 commemorative coins for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are unveiled.

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Cryptocurrency site

Cryptocurrency site "Zaif" sells free bitcoin

Tech Bureau Corp. says its cryptocurrency exchange site "Zaif" experienced a glitch and sold free bitcoin to 7 clients o...

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Rectum gold smugglers caught

Rectum gold smugglers caught

Japanese customs officials stop several South Korean tourists attempting to smuggle gold into the country in their rectu...

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Cryptocurrency groups seek to restore 'virtual' confidence

Cryptocurrency groups seek to restore 'virtual' confidence

Two virtual currency associations look to unite to create an industry organization to bolster confidence in cryptocurren...

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Govt proposes reappointing BOJ top Kuroda

Govt proposes reappointing BOJ top Kuroda

The government proposes reappointing Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term.

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Coincheck users file suit seeking return of currency

Coincheck users file suit seeking return of currency

Cryptocurrency traders file suit against theft-hit exchange Coincheck.

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Multi-brand bakeries on rise

Multi-brand bakeries on rise

Multi-brand bread shops that sell products made by other bakeries are providing a link between businesses and customers.

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Tokyo stocks plunge after falls on Wall Street

Tokyo stocks plunge after falls on Wall Street

Tokyo stocks plunge following record falls on Wall Street amid a global sell-off.

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Laver seaweed shipped from Fukushima

Laver seaweed shipped from Fukushima

Laver seaweed is shipped from Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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