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Daily Tax Report

Japan Details Plans for Cross-Border E-Commerce Consumption Tax
Japan Aims for Tax Neutrality While Lowering Effective Corporate Tax Rate
Japan’s Tax Changes for 2014 Include Adopting OECD Approach for PE Taxation (analysis)
Japan’s Ruling Parties Propose 2014 Corporate Tax Break Measures (analysis)
Japan Allows Tax Query Extensions For Large Corporations With Record of Accuracy (analysis)

International Tax Monitor

Japan May Revise Size-Based Business Tax Regime to Prepare for 2015 Overhaul
Japan’s Corporate Tax Reform Will Attract Business, Practitioner Says
Japan Corporate Business Restructuring Tax Incentive Watched by Practitioners*(analysis)
Japan Proceeding with Cross-Border E-Commerce Consumption Tax Plans
Information Exchange Meetings with Foreign Tax Authorities on Rise in Japan (analysis)
Japan Prime Minister Abe Says Corporate Tax Cuts Possible (breaking news)
Japan May Utilize European-Style Tax Structure on Digitally Delivered Products* (analysis)

Transfer Pricing Report

Japan Appeals Ruling for Taxpayer in Honda Case to Tokyo High Court
Japanese Courts Favor Taxpayers in Pair of Transfer Pricing Cases; Denso to Appeal
Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risks
Japanese Government Appealing IBM to Tokyo High Court, Official Confirms
Japan Considers Appeal of IBM Case Involving Tax Reduction Via Consolidation
Yahoo Japan Appeals Tokyo Court Ruling Upholding $260M Liability from 2009 Deal
Japan Takes Action on Select Items Under OECD’s Project to Combat BEPS
Japan Sees Fewer Corporate Tax Inquiries, Increase in Penalties, Transfer Pricing Cases (analysis)
Official Says Longer Times for MAP Cases in Japan Due to More Complex Transactions (treaty story)

Accounting Policy and Practice Report

IASB Chairman Says Goodwill Accounting May Be Revisited
Japan Drafts Endorsed Version of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS story)
Japan Revamps Audit Guidelines on Special Purpose Framework for Financial Reporting (audit)
ASBJ Starts Development of Endorsed Version of IFRS for Japan (IFRS story)
FASB Chairman: Major Capital Markets Must Strive for Converged Global Standards* (breaking news)

World Intellectual Property Report

Japan IP Court Rules on FRAND Case Between Samsung and Apple
Japan Patent Office to Introduce Design Protection for Graphic User Interfaces
Japan to Extend Patent Period for Regenerative Medicine
Japan Patent Office Set to Connect to WIPO CASE system (patent)
Multilateral Global Patent Prosecution Highway to Begin January 2014 (patent)
iPod Click-Wheel Dispute Appealed to IP High Court in Japan (technology, legal)
Japanese Government Weighs in on Copyright in Cloud Services (technology)

Life Sciences and Medical Research Reports

Research Integrity Office to Help Institutions Prevent Misconduct
Government-Funded Research Lab Reels from Stem Call Paper Fallout (analysis)
Japanese Regulators Issue Order to Novartis on Side Effect Reports
Novartis Japan Subsidiary, Ex-Employee Indicated for Publishing Manipulated Data
Stem Cell Researcher Seeks Reinvestigation of Misconduct Finding, Apologizes for Errors (analysis)
Novartis Cleans Out Top Japan Management After Panel Finds Clinical Research Violations

Telecom and World Communications Report

Japanese Working Group Proposes Revisions to Telecom Services Rules
Japanese Authorities Plan More Use of Electronic Devices on Airplanes
Japan Exploring Possible Revisions to Telecom Services Rules

Privacy and Security Law Report

Japan Releases Guidelines for Businesses on Notifying Consumers of Data Collection
Japan Promotes Big Data for Business, Public Sector but with Privacy Reforms (analysis)

International Trade Reporter

Address Currency Manipulation Outside TPP, U.S. Chamber CEO Says* (TPP breaking news)