Business and Japan

Honda Blames Takata for Profit Loss

Honda bared its consolidated accounts (International Accounting Standards) for the April-December 2015 term January 29 showing a drop in operating profits gains by 3% of 567.2 billion yen.

January 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Japanese Craft Products in the Limelight

You are invited today to a pleasant stroll in Tokyo's modernistic town of Omotesando. It's Tokyo in miniature where stores of all sorts line up along the avenue leading to the Meiji Shrine.

January 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Japanese Beer Now Drawing More Foreign Visitors

While Japan is attracting more tourists than ever before, Japanese beer seems to be playing a key role in making that happen.

December 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Down to 85 Yen per Liter into 2016?

Gasoline stands in town are waging against one another a never-ending war of gasoline price cut.

December 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Economic Effects of Olympics to Push 2018 GDP Up by 5-6 Trillion Over 2014: Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan calculates likely economic effects of the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 to be some 1% over 2014 or to the tune of 5-6 trillion yen due to construction investments up to the year 2018.

December 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Sony to Launch New Smartphone Battery by 2020

Sony plans to market by 2020 a new battery for portable equipment such as smartphone that lasts 1.4 times longer than conventional batteries.

December 14, 2015 at 11:49 am

4th Generation Prius Boasts High Mileage of 40.8 k/l

Toyota launched December 9 4th Generation Prius with a gas mileage of impressive 40.8 Km/l - 20% over the current model.

December 10, 2015 at 8:50 pm

HondaJet In for Mass Production

Honda's small business-jet HondaJet is now in for mass production.

December 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Shake Shack in Full Swing

As earlier covered, Shake Shack of New York landed in Japan in November with its first shop at Tokyo's fashionable town of Aoyama and is now going in full swing.

December 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

Nikkei Acquired Financial Times Group

Japan's Nikkei announced November 30 acquisition of London-based Financial Times from its parent company Pearson to constitute the world's top financial media group in total circulation.

November 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

Japan's Takeda and Israel's Teva to jointly Market Off-Patent Drugs

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. of Japan and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries of Israel plan to set up a corporation in Japan early next spring to market off-patent drugs.

November 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Senbei "YUKI" Finds Way to Thailand

Japan is home to all kinds of unique foodstuff - Sushi for one and Tofu for another.

November 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Osaka's Low-Fare Cab "One Coin Dome" Win Suit

Here's an ambitious, customer-oriented cab company in Osaka that drives you for 500 yen to start where the law says 660.

November 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Japanese Beef after TPP

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) now inked and operative, Japanese beef has a string of problems to tackle.

November 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

JTB, Casio and YAMATO in Overseas Marketing

Japan' s leading tourist agent JTB, Japan Travel Bureau, is going out of its way to market Japanese farm products abroad.

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