Business and Japan

Malaysia's LCC Air Asia X to Launch Direct Regular Flights Osaka-Honolulu Effective June

Osaka is about to link direct to Honolulu for the first time by LCC in June, it was disclosed at press interview, February 10.

January 12, 2017 at 3:52 am

Toyota's Prius Best-Selling Car in 2016

The Japan Automobile Dealers Association year announced January 10 the aggregate number of automobiles sold the last year 2016.

December 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

Taxi Fares in Tokyo to Change Effective Jan. 30

Foreign tourists, watch out! Taxi fares in Tokyo are changing effective next month to benefit some and hurt others, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced December 20.

December 19, 2016 at 12:49 am

Tokyo the Most Expensive City for Corporate Expatriates

The Britain's major personnel consulting firm ECA International bared that Tokyo ranks atop the list of cities with the highest living expenses in the year 2016 - for the first time in four years.

December 6, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Khara of Hideaki Anno Filed Suit against Gainax

The anime producer Khara managed by Hideaki Anno of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" and "Shin Godzilla(Godzilla Resurgence)" filed a suit at the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court against the anime studio Gainax over the payment of a debt running up to 100 million yen, it was reported.

November 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

Studio Fantasia, anime production studio of "Stratos 4", etc. to Go Bankrupt

The anime production studio Studio Fantasia with "Stratos 4", "Kimi ga Nozomu Eien", "Najica Blitz Tactics" etc. to its credit was notified by the Tokyo District Court, November 16, the start of bankruptcy proceedings.

November 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm

1.3 Million Yen for a Snow Crab?!

What say you to 1.3 million yen for a snow crab?

November 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

A Hero in Healthcare Entities Now Booming : M3

Major corporations started announcing financial statements, October 24, for the April-September term and, amid the world economy's uncertain factors - low growth, high yen rate, etc. , a certain IT venture is going strong in the medical care arena: M3, Inc.

October 6, 2016 at 8:46 am

Uber Finds Job in Food Delivery Services

Perhaps you've heard about "demae" commonly practiced in Japan by popular noodle houses and pizza shops - a kind of home food delivery that brings ready-cooked food right up to your door.

October 6, 2016 at 8:19 am

Bitcoin Now to Pay Public Utility Charges in Japan

The notorious virtual currency Bitcoin that once "vanished" two years ago when a broker went bankrupt is now fast reviving worldwide, and here in Japan it was adopted by a power distributor in Tokyo to accept paying public utility charges.

September 7, 2016 at 7:43 am

A Rare Resource Found at Sea Floor Off Minami Torishima Island

Resources-poor Japan now has something to rejoice - a rare resource called manganese nodule just found lying at sea bottom 5500 meters near Minami Torishima Island within Japan's EEZ.

August 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

Tokyo's Taxi Base Fare Downed to Yen 410/km

Foreigners touring Tokyo, watch out. Effective August 5, the base fare for taxi is experimentally Yen 410 for the first 1 kilometer.

August 9, 2016 at 8:29 am

Any Bus, Anywhere in Japan for Foreign Tourists

Somebody anxious to boost inbound tourism came up with an idea to sell express bus tickets for foreign tourists to ride any bus, anywhere in Japan. A cool idea. I have an episode you folks might enjoy.

July 27, 2016 at 3:29 am

Toyota' New Corolla to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Car enthusiasts will see a new model "Corolla" out in the market on September 1 to celebrate the legendary vehicle's 50th anniversary, Toyota bared July 11. Corolla debuted in 1966 to kick off Japan's motorization.

June 17, 2016 at 4:44 am

Daihatsu to Market Collision-Proof Mini Wagon

It's cool - a mini commercial 2-seater wagon that knows how to avoid collision. Daihatsu Motor challenges the mini-vehicle market with what they call Hijet Caddie, it was reported June 13.

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