Publication: WSJ.com: Japan Real Time

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Smoking Rate Drops Below 20% in Japan

The percentage of adult smokers in Japan continued to drop for the 19th consecutive year, according to an annual survey by Japan Tobacco. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Rare Beltway Bipartisanship: Bashing Japan Trade Policy

It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats to team up on anything these days in Washington. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have accomplished what President Barack Obama rarely can: sparking broad bipartisan agreement – in attacking Japan’s ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Smartphone Users in Tokyo Pay Less Than New York, London

New Yorkers are paying the highest monthly fee for their smartphone use out of seven global cities while Tokyo ranks in the middle of the pack, according to a survey by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 30 2014]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Sumo Wrestlers Find Plane Seats a Bit Snug

The official Twitter account of the Hakkaku Stable gives a glimpse of what it looks like when dozens of sumo wrestlers travel together on a flight. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Twitter
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Sony Earnings: What to Watch

Sony on Thursday is expected to report a small operating profit for the first quarter of the current business year, which began in April. But don't get too excited: it has already predicted that it will lose money for the full year through next March ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Are We Lovin’ It? Readers React to McDonald’s Tofu Nuggets

Readers' reaction to a new tofu nugget item on menus at McDonald's Japan was passionately divided. Here's a look at what some of you had to say. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 30 2014]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Tokyo Police Formally Investigate Missing Bitcoin

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that it has launched a formal investigation into the disappearance of bitcoins from defunct exchange Mt. Gox. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Tastes Like Chicken? McDonald’s Japan Offers Tofu McNuggets

After a scandal involving Chinese-made chicken nuggets, McDonald’s Japan is introducing a new nugget snack featuring the other white meat--tofu. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Picture Japan: Tropical Fish, Eel Day, ‘Transformers’ Movie

People watch tropical fish in a large fish tank set up in the window of an office building, a restaurant employee prepares for eel-eating day, Irish actor Jack Reynor promotes the latest "Transformers" film in Tokyo, and more. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Japan, Tokyo
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Nintendo Earnings: What to Watch

Here are the key issues to watch ahead of Nintendo's earnings results due later today. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Nintendo Co LTD
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Driven Crazy: One Journalist’s Quest to Get a License in Japan

A U.S. journalist seeks a driver's license in Japan--and, along the way, gets some first-hand exposure to the country's time-consuming and capricious bureaucratic culture. ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Japan, United States
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Abenomics Virtuous Cycle Spinning More Slowly

The "virtuous cycle" for Japan's economic recovery seems to be spinning a little slower these days.That doesn't necessarily mean the grand Abenomics experiment is faltering. But a string of recent data -- from soft consumer spending, tepid wage growth, ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Jul 29 2014]

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...Matsui said these "myths" need to be broken down if Prime Minster Shinzo Abe is to improve the situation under his program known as "Womenomics” -- a term she coined in a 1999 Goldman Sachs report."

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Smoking Rate Drops Below 20% in Japan [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 1 hour ago]
The percentage of adult smokers in Japan continued to drop for the 19th consecutive year, according to an annual survey by Japan Tobacco. ...
Rare Beltway Bipartisanship: Bashing Japan Trad... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 2 hours ago]
It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats to team up on anything these days in Washington. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have accomplished what President Barack Obama rarely can: sparking broad bipartisan agreement – in attacking Japan’s ...
Sumo Wrestlers Find Plane Seats a Bit Snug [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 5 hours ago]
The official Twitter account of the Hakkaku Stable gives a glimpse of what it looks like when dozens of sumo wrestlers travel together on a flight. ...
Tokyo Police Formally Investigate Missing Bitcoin [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 20 hours ago]
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that it has launched a formal investigation into the disappearance of bitcoins from defunct exchange Mt. Gox. ...
Sony Earnings: What to Watch [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - 21 hours ago]
Sony on Thursday is expected to report a small operating profit for the first quarter of the current business year, which began in April. But don't get too excited: it has already predicted that it will lose money for the full year through next March ...
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