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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update
Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka apparently wants to pitch in the Majors . However, he is honor-bound to the Rakuten Golden Eagles and the financial whims of Golden Eagles owner Hiroshi Mikitani.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Report: Rakuten will post Tanaka after all
Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles may not be thrilled with the new posting system formally agreed to by Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball officials on Monday.
Mobile commerce drives Rakuten LinkShare's Cyber Week results
Rakuten LinkShare announced double-digit year-over-year growth during Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, driven primarily by transactions conducted on mobile devices.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Patrick's latest trade mission connects Mass. business leaders with counterparts in Asia
The Patrick administration's trade mission to Israel in 2011 featured, at one point, more than 40 top business and political leaders from Massachusetts.
Tips for Making Your E-Commerce Website SEO Friendly
SEO can be a powerful tool in attracting potential buyers via search traffic. However, with the changing algorithms of search engines and increasing global competition, an international SEO marketing strategy needs careful planning to be successful.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Pesek: Japan Inc. Needs to Get Off Galapagos
As the world takes stock of why Shinzo Abe 's drive to revitalize Japan is flailing one year on, companies are an easy culprit.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Report Published: "Kobo Inc in Consumer Electronics (Canada)"
This company has grown to be one of the most prominent players in e-readers. Under its new ownership, Kobo is expected to continue to perform well in the forecast period, as Rakuten will provide a stronger financial base to support this growing company.
The Japan Times
For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field
Japanese publishers and distributors of electronic books are increasingly alarmed by the upcoming consumption tax hike in the absence of a system to tax e-books and other digital content purchased from overseas vendors such as the U.S.-based Internet giant Amazon.com Inc. and Japanese online vendor Rakuten Inc.'s Canada unit.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Blockbuster, Office Depot nail Black Friday mobile performance: report - Mobile Commerce Daily
Please click here to sign up for Mobile Commerce Daily Blockbuster, Office Depot nail Black Friday mobile performance: report Blockbuster, Office Depot and Rakuten were well prepared for the surge in smartphone and tablet shopping on Black Friday as mobile sales surged 43 percent year-over-year, according to several new pieces of research this ... (more)
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Baht Sinks to 12-Week Low as Protests Mount; Bonds, Stocks Drop
Thailand 's baht touched an almost three-month low and government bonds fell as protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed more unrest after clashes left three dead in Bangkok at the weekend.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Asian Stocks Advance as U.S. Data Improve, Yen Falls
Asian stocks rose this week, paring their monthly decline, as U.S. data boosted confidence in the world's largest economy and a weaker yen helped the Nikkei 225 Stock Average touch a near six-year high.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Rakuten Surges to Record After Boosting Dividend: Tokyo Mover
Rakuten Inc., the Japanese Internet retailer controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, surged to a record in Tokyo trading after saying it will boost its dividend.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Nikkei eases further off 6-month high; Panasonic, Nikon up
Nikon Corp, Ricoh Co Ltd and Canon Inc were in demand, up between 0.8 and 3.1 percent after U.S. Hewlett-Packard Co beat revenue forecasts.
Kyodo news summary -6-
TOKYO , Nov. 26 -- _ ---------- FEATURE: Young woman ventures into world of washi papermaking MATSUYAMA, Japan - Yuko Narumi , a 21-year-old woman who once dreamt of becoming an illustration artist, has abandoned the pencil and plunged into the ancient craft of making paper by hand.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Norimoto, Ogawa laudedNovember 26, 2013 Takahiro Norimoto, a key...
Takahiro Norimoto, a key member in the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles' run to a first-ever Pacific League pennant and Japan Series title, was named the PL's Rookie of the Year on Monday.
Report: Honda adopts English as its official language in meetings worldwide
Japanese was clearly the language of operation while we visited Honda's global headquarters in Tokyo last week, as well as its newest factory and principal test track.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Rakuten Loyalty and SavingStar Partner to Launch a New Cashback Mall...
Loyalty technology leader Rakuten Loyalty has partnered with the fast growing grocery eCoupon and online shopping site SavingStar , to launch the SavingStar Cashback Mall where members earn cash for their online purchases.