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Taking up herewith Japanese Business Trend News.
Business Trend in Japan might be understood by these News.
Fujifilm says to cut about 5,000 jobs
Apr 30, 2009 by Reuters

Japanese precision equipment maker Fujifilm Holdings Corp (4901.T) said it planned to cut about 5,000 jobs as part of a restructuring.

Family Mart to enter Vietnam market
Apr 29, 2009 by Smartbrief com

Family Mart, one of the top convenience store chains in Japan, is planning to establish a presence in Vietnam, starting in Ho Chi Minh City. Eventually, Family Mart is expected to open 300 locations in Vietnam.

Ginza bars, clubs feeling pinch of fiscal slump
May 2, 2009 by Yomiuri

Managers of clubs and bars in Tokyo's Ginza district, which has been seriously hit by economic slumps since autumn, are racking their brains to try to figure out ways to survive, reducing hostesses' working hours and other means.

Recession hitting orchestras / Performances canceled, promoters going under as fiscal crisis bites
May 2, 2009 by Yomiuri
The worldwide economic crisis that began in autumn has struck a sour note for the world of classical music. Since the start of the financial crisis, two classical music event promoters, Musikleben and Nippon Kokyogaku Kyokai (Nikkyo), have gone under.

Companies suspending operations in Mexico
May 2, 2009 by Japan Times

Bridgestone Corp. and other Japanese companies said Friday they will suspend operations in Mexico until Tuesday at the request of the Mexican government, which is asking agencies and businesses to do so to help contain a deadly new influenza.

All eyes on registry-swapping ships
May 2, 2009 by Japan Times
The past decade has seen a drastic reduction in Russian ships calling at ports in Hokkaido, where much of Russia's marine produce is imported, while ships registered to other countries, including Cambodia, have risen sharply.

Green idea: Bury Tokyo expressways
May 1, 2009 by Japan Times

Business executives proposed Thursday burying Tokyo's elevated and aging expressways 60 meters underground, thereby creating an eco-friendly urban environment and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Toshiba to get Fujitsu HDD business for ¥30 billion
May 1, 2009 by Japan Times

Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. signed a ¥30 billion deal calling for Fujitsu to fully hand over its hard-disk drive business to Toshiba via a two-stage stock deal to be completed by the end of 2010, the two said Thursday.

Softbank sinks to ¥15 billion loss on recession, Internet service
May 1, 2009 by Japan Times

Softbank Corp., the nation's third-biggest mobile carrier, said Thursday that it sank into a loss in the January-March quarter due to one-time costs, including the launch of a superfast Internet service.

Japan introduces blanket inspection system for imported pigs over new flu
Apr 30, 2009 by AP

Japan introduced a blanket inspection system Thursday for pigs imported for breeding and other purposes after the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert level to phase 5 for a new influenza, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.
By J.S. in May, 2009



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