Tag Archives: Tokyo

Panasonic eyes $1.5 billion Olympic win with Tokyo Games infrastructure, innovations

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic Corp would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an event it hopes will earn it at least $ 1.5 … Continue reading

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Nikkei news gives home advantage to Tokyo

The uncanny accuracy of the newspaper’s forecasts – and the end of an instant translation service – is said to favour domestic over foreign investors Asia homepage

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Tokyo Olympic Games costs jump

Preparations to host the 2020 Games are hampered by a labour shortage in the construction industry and materials prices pushed higher by a weaker yen Asia homepage

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Drinking a Blue Screen of Death in the back streets of Tokyo

When it comes to finding a place to drink, Tokyo caters to every esoteric taste imaginable. It’s a city where you can get a cocktail surrounded by video game characters, canned food, or penguins. Owned and run by Aki Nakao, … Continue reading

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New York luster may lure Japan messaging app Line’s IPO away from Tokyo

By Emi Emoto and Sophie Knight TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Tokyo may struggle to get a piece of a listing that could value Japan's social messaging service Line Corp at up to $ 20 billion, with bankers saying New York is … Continue reading

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Chat app Line files for Tokyo listing

S Korean parent says Tokyo-based company also considering US listing, as it heads toward first major flotation from fast-growing ‘chat app’ sector Asia homepage

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Tokyo police to probe leak of Toshiba chip technology: paper

Tokyo police will probe a suspected leak of Toshiba Corp technology to a South Korean company that relates to the top Japanese chipmaker's flagship memory chips, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday. The paper also said police had obtained a … Continue reading

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Tokyo plans to welcome more Vietnamese tourists – VietNamNet Bridge

VietNamNet Bridge Tokyo plans to welcome more Vietnamese touristsVietNamNet BridgeAddressing the event on February 14, Chieko Sugisaki, senior director of Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Tourism Division, noted that the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting Tokyo last year reached 84,000, the highest … Continue reading

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SoftBank: For Exposure To Alibaba, Look To Tokyo, Not Sunnyvale

By Helix Investment Research: (Editors’ Note: Softbank trades under the symbol 9984 on the TSE with average daily volume in excess of 150B yen. It also trades in the US as an ADR under SFTBY.) Since Marissa Mayer took the … Continue reading

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Masuzoe wins Tokyo ‘nuclear power’ poll

Former Japanese health minister wins 4-year term as governor in an election widely seen as a referendum on the country’s energy policy Asia homepage

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