Business and Japan

EMS Targeting Women Coming Mid-July

Elecom, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, is introducing a unique EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) device named Eclear Lean mid-July targeting women in muscle training.

July 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

Japan Leads World in 11 Items while Markets Slackening: Nikkei Survey 2016

The 2016 World Share Survey by Nikkei finds Japan leading in 11 of 57 items, noticeably in such frontier fields as lithium-iron battery (Panasonic), carbon fiber, etc.

July 1, 2017 at 4:58 am

Oh My Glasses Looks for Global Market

What about glasses and why Oh? A local glass frame dealer in Fukui is undertaking projects to create another made-in-Japan commodity out of IT-merged glass frames.

June 30, 2017 at 1:42 am

Crowdsourcing Fast Booming

Most workers (95%) commute to the office for pay and some 5% option to work outside the office for pay - and the ratio is rising in favor of the latter.

June 28, 2017 at 2:27 am

Rakuten to Embark on Minpaku Business

Minpaku may perhaps be new to you but Airbnb may ring a bell - it's a jargon you might interpret as a way of making available private residence for vacation rental, the kind of business the US firm Airbnb is running the world over.

June 21, 2017 at 12:20 am

Tea-fed Beef to Beef Up Popularity of Japan's Top Tea Country: Shizuoka

Top Sukiyaki beef comes either from Kobe or Matsuzaka and possibly from Omi, Maekawa, etc., or you nake it.

June 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Seat-In-Coach Now Available to Tour Japan by Bus

A great news afoot for foreign tourists: an extensive sightseeing bus service is currently under study by nine bus service operators from Hokkaido to Kyushu to provide a Japanese equivalent of the so-called seat-in-coach service common in the western countries.

June 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

Honda's Sportbike Series CBR1000RR Up for Total Renewal

Honda remodeled its top sportbike BR1000 RR series this spring for the first time in nine years, succeeding in mass production of a light Titan-made fuel tank for the first time in the world in Kumamoto where the aftereffects of the earthquake remain everywhere.

June 1, 2017 at 1:13 am

Go-Karts on Public Roads!?

You know those tiny, bump-free vehicles you see in amusement parks - the one kids have fun driving? Go-carts, as they are called here in Japan, are now driving out of the parks into open roads downtown Tokyo.

May 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Tourbillion Pokemon of Romain Jerome Worth $258,000

Believe you me, a Pokemon product worth 260 thousand dollars is now marketed by the Swiss watch maker Romain Jerome in the form of a classy Tourbillion model after Pokemon.

May 15, 2017 at 1:41 am

Carnation, Carnation, Carnation....

Mother's Day 4 days away, the carnation farmers across the nation are busy shipping the symbolic flower out for the occasion.

May 6, 2017 at 12:25 am

Super Deluxe Train to Serve Quake-Stricken Northeastern Japan

Have you heard about a luxurious train Nanatsuboshi (Seven Starts) serving Kyushu, or have you already tried it?

April 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

H.I.S. to Build Biomass Power Plant in Miyagi

H.I.S. is building a palm oil-based biomass power generation plant in Kakuda City, Miyagi, to operate with effect from July 2019, announced the company, April 16.

April 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Yamato Dancing on a Hot Plate

Yamato? Not the legendary battleship but a leading mover - Yamato Transport Co. The company is reportedly in a fix over how to handle fast-increasing home-delivery cargo.

April 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

Mitsubishi Electric to Invest 11 Billion to Beef Up Competitiveness in Satellite Business

Mitsubishi's Kamakura Seisakusho Co. is building a new satellite production plant to boost its capacity in that department, reported Mitsubishi Electric, April 7.

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