Business and Japan

Honda to Minimize Fuel Cell Stack and Hydrogen Station

Everybody knows that fuel cell vehicle is the ultimate in ecological motor cars with no Co2 emission but that the cell is much too space-taking and charging stations too scarce.

November 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm

US Burger Chain "Shake Shack" Lands in Japan

A number of foreign food chains are advancing in Japan of late, and this time a popular hamburger chain, "Shake Shack", found its way into Japan November 13, opening its first shop in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

November 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm

TPP Put Japanese Farmers on Fire

Japanese farmers are on fire, livestock, rice cropping or otherwise, in the eve of an approaching tsunami of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

November 6, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Toyota to Stop Using Takata Airbag for Safety Reason

Toyota has decided that the Japanese leading vehicle company will stop using key component from Takata's products.

November 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Upsurge in Gold Ingot Smuggling; 230 Million Yen of Tax Evaded

It seems more gold ingots are lately being smuggled by air into Japan, excise tax evasion aggregating 230 million yen over 12 months from July last year - the highest in the last 10 years.

November 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Nikon Celebrates Centennial : Nikon Museum

Nikon opened a museum "Nikon Museum" in commemoration of its centennial, October 2015, a huge collection of Nikon cameras from the maiden model Nikon 1 in 1948 to Df - all 450 of single‐lens reflex cameras.

November 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm

3 Japanese Postal Stocks Listed in TSE

Japan Postal Holdings, JP Bank and Postal Life Insurance were simultaneously listed in First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, November 4.

November 4, 2015 at 11:37 am

Japan's Service Industries to Grow 6% in Income This Year

According to the research of Nihon Keizai Shimbun with business conditions survey, the service industry has increased annually profit by 6% compared to the figure of last year.

November 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Japanese Ventures in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is home to numerous corporations - quite a few Japanese. In 2000 and thereabouts after the IT bubble collapsed Japan receded somewhat but came right back again.

November 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Winter Bonus for Major Japanese Companies Expected Record High

The bonus given for employees of major companies is expected to be over 910 thousand yen which is about 7500 U.S.D for each individual this winter.

November 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Nissan to Revise Up This Term's Earnings Forecast

Nissan bared November 2 consolidated earnings forecast for March 2016 be revised up: operating profit up by 23.8% to 730 billion yen over previous 675 billion.

October 31, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Suntory Lost Case Against Asahi Over Non-Alcoholic Beer

A dispute over non-alcoholic beer was settled at Tokyo District Court, October 29, as the court turned down Suntory's plea.

October 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm

10K yen for First Prize: Japan Post's 2016 New Year's Lottery Postcards

This year Japan Post increased the1st prize money tenfold to 100,000 yen hoping to attract more to using lottery postcards.

October 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show Opens to Showcase the Latest Vehicles

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show has begun on Thursday. In this event, 160 companies were involved from 11 countries around the world.

October 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Can Toyota Pull Through with S-FR?

At the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015, Toyota will exhibit the much-talked-about FR lightweight sports car S-FR, at Tokyo Big Site, October 30- November 8.

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