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Will blockchain transform healthcare in South Korea?

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04-Jun-18 In Korea, many healthcare companies, tech innovators and others are tinkering with the possibilities of blockchain and the problems it could solve. Analysts say South Korea is a key leader in the blockchain community. [image: Shutterstock / Techwire Asia]

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7-Eleven Japan enters online market with food home delivery

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12-May-18 7-Eleven Japan, the country's biggest convenience store chain, will launch an app for orders with delivery in two hours. The move marks a first for the sector in Japan, with 7-Eleven looking to capitalise on food home delivery. [image: Reuters / Nikkei Asian Review]

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Battle for Japan's cashless spenders heats up

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08-May-18 Japanese banks hope that integrating mobile payments like Alipay and Apple Pay with other cashless methods will help them regain ground in the market and promote such options in a country where cash is still king. [image: Manami Yamada]

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Ikea dreams of a place of its own in Korea's big city

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20-Apr-18 Ikea is planning to open a number of small city stores in Seoul, a significant departure from the suburban mega stores that the company typically favours, enabling people who find it difficult to access Ikea outside of city centers. [image: Ikea Korea]

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Docomo trials 5G for remote healthcare in Japan

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19-Apr-18 NTT Docomo has completed a 5G trial to conduct remote medical examinations. The trial demonstrated that, using HD monitors and high-capacity data transmission, it is possible for doctors to view remotely the condition of a patient in minute detail. [image: Telecom TV]

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