Business and Japan

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.

June 17, 2016 at 3:57 am

Japan's Paper Diapers Booming in Indonesia

You never know what sells well where. Japanese paper diapers are selling like pancakes in Indonesia - as a matter of fact all over the world.

June 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

Tourist Beacons All Over Japan

The government seems dead serious about drawing foreign tourists, as 81 organizations now get together crossing over the border of both public and private sectors to promote tourism.

May 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

FHI to Rename "SUBARU"

Fuji Heavy Industries announced May 12 to rename itself SUBARU effective April 1, 2017.

April 26, 2016 at 11:22 am

Shame on You, Mitsubishi

...Not on the whole colony of the Three Diamonds but on that notorious, never-ever-learning group of automakers - Mitsubishi Motors.

March 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

Japan to Boost Production of FCV

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has a timetable laid out for boosting production of FCV up to 800 thousand by 2030 and building necessary infrastructures to go with them.

March 14, 2016 at 7:16 am

Honda's CLARITY FUEL CELL Launched for Leasing in Japan

This is one of innovative moves of Honda - the next-generation hydrogen-driven car Clarity Fuel Cell out in the market.

March 8, 2016 at 9:11 am

Japanese Healthcare _ Nursing-Care Equipment to Thailand

Welcome to another episode on what's happening in/on/to Japan. I'm your navigator, Nathan Shiga.

March 3, 2016 at 8:40 am

More Foreign Students Working in More Japanese Firms

It's that time of year Japanese college students start job-hunting and they say it's another sellers' market this year.

February 22, 2016 at 1:55 am

Indonesia in Trouble Building High-Speed Railway

No skin off my nose - no, I'm not saying that, it seems quite alike though. I'm Nathan Shiga and today I write an episode on what is happening to the high-speed railway China contracted a month ago in Indonesia.

February 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

Tokyo Disneyland Ups Admission 2 Years in a Row

Personally, I think nothing of Disneyland here in Tokyo or back home, but lots of people must do, as Tokyo Disney Resort just raised admissions to their parks and still expect just as many will return.

February 10, 2016 at 7:49 am

Japan's Farm and Marine Products Export Up by 21.8%

Japan's latest trade statistics showed that Japan's export of farm and marine products has increased for three consecutive years - by 21.8% in 2015 over 2014 to the tune of 745.2 billion yen.

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