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Japan's Aeon signs up Ocado in online grocery bet

29 Nov 2019

TOKYO/LONDON Japan's biggest supermarket group, Aeon Co Ltd has hired British online grocery pioneer Ocado to develop its e-commerce business, hoping to fend off rivals such as Amazon as more customers buy groceries online. | Video

Asahi CEO bets on better tasting alcohol-free beers; pauses acquisition spree

24 Oct 2019

TOKYO Asahi Group Holdings' Chief Executive Akiyoshi Koji is betting on alcohol-free beer to drive global profits in coming years, leveraging Japanese technology to improve the taste of the European brands it now owns.

RPT-FOCUS-Diaper rush: conquering a $9 bln market no-one wants to talk about

22 Oct 2019

CHICAGO/TOKYO, Oct 22 The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.

Diaper rush: conquering a $9 billion market no one wants to talk about

22 Oct 2019

CHICAGO/TOKYO, The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.

Focus: Diaper rush - Conquering a $9 billion market no-one wants to talk about

22 Oct 2019

CHICAGO/TOKYO, The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.

FOCUS-Diaper rush; conquering a $9 bln market no-one wants to talk about

22 Oct 2019

CHICAGO/TOKYO, Oct 22 The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales.

Yahoo Japan bids for control of fashion e-tailer Zozo for $3.7 billion

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Yahoo Japan Corp said it will take over Japan's biggest online fashion retailer Zozo Inc for 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion), seeking to breathe fresh life into the business and compete better against the likes of Amazon.com .

Japan parental leave case puts spotlight on workers' rights

10 Sep 2019

TOKYO A male employee is suing sportswear maker Asics Corp for alleged mistreatment after taking paternity leave, a case that has shone a spotlight on gender equality and workers' rights in Japan.

Japan's Yokohama city joins race to host newly legalized casino

22 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan's second-largest city, Yokohama, said on Thursday it would bid to host a casino resort, a newly legalized industry the government hopes will stimulate the economy and tourism.

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