Business and Japan

UNIQLO's Gross Sale Up for 12 Years in a Row

First Retailing's consolidated accounts for August 2015 marked 21.6% over the previous term aggregating 1,681.7 billion yen.

October 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Grandpa, Grandma, "Grand Tour" Growing in Japan

Not that dads and moms are unwelcome, it's a new approach to childrearing - for grandpas and grandmas taking grandsons and granddaughters out for short tours.

October 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm

AirAsia Japan to Start Operation from April 2016

AirAsia Japan has received approval from the transport ministry of Japan to its restart of the service in the Japanese market on October 6.

October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Banning of Aged Caring Facilities with Gambling in Hyogo, Japan

Caring service with slot machines and Mah-jong which is a popular betting card game are the great examples of the unique ones.

October 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Girls! Come Out to Farm: Farming Womanpower Project in Japan

Japanese is aging - so is its farming. The government and business are working hand in hand to find solutions to counter Japan's aging farming.

September 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

"Kawaii" Japanese Cosmetics from Japan to the World

Japanese "Kawaii" makeup skills and technique as well as make up cosmetics are getting really popular and famous from all over the world.

September 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Suzuki to Sell all Volkswagen Shares to Porsche, 36.7 Billion yen Profit

Suzuki Motor Corp. has signed a contract to sell all of its shareholdings in Volkswagen AG of Germany as the partnership between them has ended.

September 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

Japanese Company to Produce Katsuobushi in France

Washoku or Japanese cuisine is booming worldwide and France, the home of foodies, is now drying bonito at home to locally produce the essence of Japanese flavor "Katsuobushi".

September 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

"Coffee War" Ongoing in Japan

In recent years, Japan's coffee market is dominated by a "Third Wave" in the coffee making featuring not only particular coffee beans from particular countries of origin but methods for roasting and percolating.

September 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Tokyo-area Banks Postponed Merging, Reality of Banks in Japan

Tokyo TY Financial Group and local lender Shinginko Tokyo have not agreed on plans to merge and will delay an announcement that had been slated for Sept. 25.

September 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

Ajinomoto to increase frozen-food output from U.S.

Ajinomoto will increase production of frozen rice in North America by 50%, keeping pace with an expanding market for frozen Japanese food.

September 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Closing Down: Anime-Exclusive Theater, Idols' Mecca Bookstore in Tokyo

When it opened in 2004, the theater was supposed to be the Mecca of anime culture.

September 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm

"Pet Home Appliances" Booming in Japan

Pet-related industries are growing in Japan looking for an increase by 1.5% this year over last year aggregating 414.3 billion yen this year.

September 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Japan's Green Tea in Global Fashion

Data show green tea consumption is on the decrease by the year in Japan. But then, outside Japan, green tea is booming.

September 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Sony Global Education to host Global Math Challenge, World's Largest Mathematics Competition

Sony Global Education is hosting a global mathematics competition entitled "The 2nd Global Math Challenge" on September 27, in which people from all over the world can participate online.

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