Business and Japan

Japanese Company to Debut "Tearless" Onion

It happens to everybody cutting round onions - you weep, sob or cry. The stuff brings tears - used to anyway.

October 27, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Mitsui Bussan Gains 49% of Biggest Gas Company in Brazil

Mitsui Bussan has purchased 49% of stock share of the biggest Brazilian gas company for 60 billion Japanese yen.

October 26, 2015 at 11:37 am

Japanese Beef Eaters Now Prefer Lean to Marbled

Japan is reputed for marbled beef and such brands as Kobe beef and Matsuzaka beef are well known through sukiyaki dinner.

October 26, 2015 at 1:05 am

Food Trucks on Street of Business District in Tokyo

There are many office buildings in the western part of Shinjuku in Tokyo and on the street just around the buildings, mobile catering vehicles showed up to provide many kinds of services for office workers and tourists.

October 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

JASRAC's Monopoly Doomed as Avex Breaks Off

Avex Entertainment Inc., Avex, broke off JASRAC with some 100 thousand titles under its supervision to seemingly frustrate the JASRAC's monopoly and eventually shake loose the whole framework of Japan's copyright administration.

October 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Sony Making a Strong Comeback

A year passed, and the company's stock has now regained by 60% or so, market cap at 3.9 billion yen and is now way ahead of Panasonic.

October 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Japan to Liberalize 95% of Tax by Concluded TPP Deal

The Japanese government has announced that it will eventually remove tariffs on 95 percent of 1908 items under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on Tuesday.

October 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Japanese Regional Banks' 24 Hours Transfer Successful so far

Major finance group of Risona Group, Bank of Kyoto and other 12 local banks has introduced a new system. It allows individual users to transfer money at any time of the day by providing 24 hours service including public holidays.

October 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

VW's Mess Affecting Platinum Market

Volkswagen's irregularities are affecting the market of platinum downwards.

October 17, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Japan's Shinkansen To Link Houston-Dullas in 1.5 Hours

It's no fixed deal yet but, if all should go well, N700 model Shinkansen will run in Texas, linking Houston and Dallas in 1.5 hours.

October 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Kebab is Invading Japan

Turkey like Taiwan thinks kindly of Japan and so perhaps is its food to the Japanese. No wonder kebab, a typical Turkey dish, is so well received in Japan.

October 14, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Japan's 3 Gyudon Giants In for a Price-Cut War

For a while there in early spring, the Big 3 Gyudon Houses, Sukiya, Yoshinoya and Matsuya suspended underselling competition to balance up with a rise in the consumption tax, but now they are back again in another round of the war of attrition.

October 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Toyota to Release New Prius with Best Energy Consumption

Toyota Motor Corp. has released the details for 2016 version of Prius on Tuesday.

October 14, 2015 at 11:49 am

New Rice Brand Finally Released in Niigata, Japan

Niigata prefecture produced a brand new rice brand named "Shinnosuke" to release as the original Niigata rice Koshihikari is lowering the share in the rice market.

October 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Mazda Tries to Shift to Luxury Brands with FR Conversion

In order to achieve successful FR conversion, Mazda has sent off the request for quotation to partner parts manufacturers which will be used to produce cars from the year 2020.

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