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Toyota to start trial of ‘i-Road’ in Tokyo

Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp's three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday (April 10), in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution. The

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Toshiba opens hydrogen energy research centre in Tokyo

Toshiba Corporation has opened the ‘Toshiba Group Hydrogen Energy Research & Development Center’ (HRDC) at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo, Japan. The new centre will concentrate on group-wide initiatives to rea

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Sharjah team in efforts to boost UAE-Japan trade

A high-level delegation from Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) explored the Japan market to utilise its potential for both sides at a electronics exhibition in Tokyo. The team, led by Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, dire

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Sony PlayStation 4 sales top 18.5m units worldwide

Sony Corp on Tuesday said sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles exceeded 18.5 million units as of January 4, up from 13.5 million at the end of October, showing solid holiday demand and a bright spot for a company recovering from a mass

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Euro slides to 9-year low versus dollar

The euro hit a nearly nine-year low versus the dollar on Monday as investors bet on quantitative easing by the European Central Bank while Asian shares were subdued as soft manufacturing surveys soured the mood. The euro fell to a

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American Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Tokyo

A US-bound American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American

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Firms bid for Citi’s card business in Japan

Three companies have emerged to make a joint bid for Citigroup’s credit card business in Japan, the Nikkei reported, as the US lender goes ahead with plans to exit consumer banking in the country. Shinsei Bank, department st

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Typhoon heads out to sea after leaving 1 dead in Japan

A typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes before heading out to sea. Thr

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Sony to sell Tokyo 'birthplace'

Sony said yesterday it would sell properties at a prestigious Tokyo site where it had its headquarters for six decades, as the once world-beating firm struggles to repair its bottom line. The company's 16.1 billion yen ($157 m

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Riyadh, Jeddah among world’s cheapest cities

Riyadh and Jeddah are among the cheapest 10 cities for expatriates in the world, while Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the most expensive city, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday.

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