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Japan Air Commuter takes first ATR in quest for foreign tourists

TOULOUSE, France Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago as Japan bids to place Amami and Ryukyu islands on UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Japan Air Commuter takes first ATR in quest for foreign tourists

TOULOUSE, France, Jan 20 Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago as Japan bids to place Amami and Ryukyu islands on UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Heineken's Dutch courage on Brazil looks merited

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Heineken hopes that Dutch courage will succeed where Japanese adventurism didn't. The beer company is in talks to buy the Brazilian unit of Kirin, and may pay $872 million, according to Japanese media. Landing a deal would give the company close to a 20 percent market share, still well behind dominant rival Anheuser-Busch InBev. The target is loss-making, but Heineken has reason to believe it could do a better job.

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