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Agilent and Shimadzu in chromatography data system partnership

By Joseph James Whitworth

Agilent Technologies and Shimadzu Corp. have enabled control of each other’s GC instruments for respective chromatography data systems to provide analytical laboratories with more freedom when selecting a system.

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Japanese dairy backs bifidobacteria

By Anne Bruce

Scientists have called new discoveries from leading Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry on popular probiotic genus bifidobacteria, “an interesting first step”.

Australian brand Yellowtail is one of the strongest in Japan, with 29% awareness among the nation's regular wine drinkers (Xia Li/Flickr)

Who drinks more wine – the Chinese or the Japanese?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Isn’t the answer obvious? The Chinese, with their thirst for fine French wines, New World reds and keenness to plant vineyards over the past five years, easily outstrip the economically stressed, beer-loving Japanese.

Japanese railway first to use KitKat bars as tickets

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Japanese railway to use KitKat bars as tickets

By RJ Whitehead

Japan has a reputation for food innovation, and a new initiative by Nestlé will transform one of its iconic chocolate bars into currency for train travel while at the same time promoting a crisis-hit part of the country.

Granola in Japan has boomed and playing up health benefits with a fashionable image can be a 'winning formula', says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst

Granola: A sophisticated breakfast win in Japan

By Kacey CULLINEY

Granola has boomed in Japan because of its health promise and versatility and Western cereal firms could cash in further by playing up the trendy aspect, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.