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‘Incredible’ banana with edible peel now available in Japan

Banana splits just got easier — and sweeter. Meet the nearly $ 6 Mongee banana — a newfangled super sugary version of the fruit with an edible peel developed and available exclusively in Japan. D&T Farms’ Mongee banana: You won’t ...

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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The Japanese government has made managing the shift to next-generation vehicles a priority, but critics say its approach lacks focus. It has bet big on hydrogen fuel cells, an alternative technology to plug-in rechargeable batteries that is struggling to win ...

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South Korea's Moon says 'comfort women' deal with Japan 'flawed'

SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean “comfort women” was seriously flawed and urged follow-up measures to resolve the contentious issue. South Korea on Wednesday said the 2015 ...

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Dying at home in Japan

New York Daily News | Photos Dying at home in Japan As hospital beds become harder to find, more Japanese view spending their finals days at their home as a more acceptable option. While some pass surrounded by loved ones, ...

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Tech We’re Using: Encountering Robots While Still Using Fax Machines in Japan

Twitter is very popular in Japan, so if we want to get a sense of the mood about a particular breaking news story — much as we do in the United States — my researchers will scan Twitter or Facebook ...

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Woman in Japan dies from ‘overwork,’ a common cause of death

Media worker Miwa Sado logged 159 hours of overtime in one month before she died of heart failure. A 31-year-old employee of Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, only took 2 days off during the July 2013 when she worked nearly double ...

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Bitcoin Bug Bites Japan and South Korea as China Clamps Down

“Japanese people tend to be very conservative with their investments, but once they get triggered they go all in,” said Yuzo Kano, the founder and chief executive of bitFlyer. In South Korea, trading ticked up after the country’s largest company, ...

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Coca-Cola Coffee Plus launches in Japan

Coked-up coffee is a thing — again. Coca-Cola Coffee Plus has been dreamed up by the mad mixologists at the soft drink giant. It’s just the drink ticket for caffeine addicts who can’t decide if they want to get a ...

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With Bet on Japan, Sharp Stumbles

Photo An employee at Sharp, the Japanese consumer electronics company, inspecting an LCD television at a plant in Japan. Credit Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News TOKYO — When flat-screen televisions began replacing boxy analog sets in the world’s living rooms more than ...

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Daily Report: As Tech Powers, China Is Rising, While Japan Declines

Photo Credit In the constant scorekeeping of where tech’s power centers are, two trends stand out in Asia: the continued rise of China as a tech titan and the slow decline of Japan’s once-mighty tech industry. Those currents were evident ...

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