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Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.

Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat

Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.

Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.

Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.

Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.

Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion

In a unanimous decision by its board of directors, the maker of Maker's Mark, Laphroaig Scotch whisky and Courvoisier is selling to Japanese beverage company Suntory.

Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

Japan has reportedly offered to partially fund a magnetically levitating train that will slash the commute between Baltimore and Washington D.C. to a mere 15 minutes.

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Music group Arcade Fire embraces new web technology for latest video, Japan looks to women to save its startup economy, the story behind iPhone's fingerprint technology. . . This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits.

How to Be Entrepreneurial With Giving

The American Red Cross is just one of many outlets for entrepreneurs interested in helping out the people of Japan.

U.S. Entrepreneurs to Japan: We're Here to Help

Small companies aren't just waiting for someone else to help out the people of Japan, they're championing the cause.

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