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Yahoo Japan and Line Corp Confirm Merger Agreement – TechCrunch

The SoftBank Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Z Holdings (formerly known as Yahoo Japan's SoftBank subsidiary) and Line Corp. has met. The merger, which Nikkei first reported last week, is expected to close in October 2020. SoftBank and Naver, owners of Line, will each hold 50% of a new holding company that …

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Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%

The Japanese called the "Work Life Choice Challenge," which shut down its offices every Friday in August and gave all employees an extra day off. The results were promising: While 40% compared to the same period last year, the company said in a statement last week. In addition to reducing working hours, managers urged staff to cut down on the …

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Shuri Castle: The fire devours a 500 year old World Heritage Site in Japan

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title These aerial photographs show a huge fire that consumes Japan's historic Shuri Castle, Japan's southern island of Okinawa. Firefighters have been fighting the flames since Thursday morning. So far, no injuries have been reported. The wooden castle built 500 years ago in the Ryukyu dynasty was declared a Japanese national …

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Japan joins the Artemis program

WASHINGTON – The Japanese government plans to join NASA as part of its Artemis Moon Investigation Program, with details of its contribution still to be clarified. In a statement was posted on Twitter on October 18 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's office said his government's Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy had decided that the country would join NASA, to …

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Hong Kong leader visits Japan after violent rally

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong's embattled head of government, Carrie Lam, travels to Japan on Monday to recover from the night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets More protests planned later in the day. During a protest march in Hong Kong, China, on October 20, 2019, an anti-government protester throws back a tear gas …

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Kuroda of the Bank of Japan calls for a mix of steps to boost economic growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Sunday that a mix of monetary easing, flexible budget spending and structural reforms to boost the country's long-term growth potential could stimulate the economy. Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during an interview with Reuters in Washington on October 19, 2019. REUTERS / Carlos Jasso To oppose the …

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The fireball that flew over Japan in 2017 was a small piece of a huge asteroid that could one day threaten the Earth

Early in the morning of April 28, 2017, a small fireball crawled across the sky over Kyoto, Japan. With the data from the SonotaCo meteor survey, researchers have now discovered that the fiery space rock was a sliver of a much larger asteroid that could threaten Earth (far away). The meteor that burned over Japan was tiny. Based on the …

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Elderly Japan woman resuscitated from Typhoon Hagibis after falling from helicopter; storm kills at least 33

Typhoon Hagibis, officials said. According to local reports, the woman in her 70s died after she fell asleep The Tokyo Fire Department said the woman had not been strapped in properly while being airlifted to Iwaki City in Fukushima prefecture, a northern area devastated by the typhoon, Sky News reported. A resident is rescued by a Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter …

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