Business and Japan

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.

April 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

Ramen IPPUDO Challenging a 7.4-Billion-Men Market

Japan's Ramen is rapidly invading overseas markets with a total of 97 firms operating in various parts of the world.

March 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

Legendary Antidiarrheric "Seirogan" to Revive in Liquid Capsule

Today's episode has to do with a popular OTC drug manufactured and marketed over a century ago, 1902, amid the Russo-Japanese War and now reviving in a liquid capsule to meet younger generations.

February 13, 2017 at 3:25 am

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.

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