Business and Japan

Bank of Yokohama and Higashi-Nippon Bank to be Merged in April 2016

The Kanagawa Prefecture-based Bank of Yokohama and Tokyo-based Higashi-Nippon Bank came to a final agreement on Tuesday to merge under their new holding company, Concordia Financial Group Ltd.

September 7, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Business Hotels are Short in Supply in Japan

Ask any of your company-employed Japanese friends how they fare with "shuccho" plans.

September 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Toyota to Tie Up with MIT and Stanford U. in AI Research

Toyota Motor and two leading US universities are tying up in an artificial intelligence research with an outlay of $5,000 (6 million yen) in five years.

September 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Jetstar Japan Gained Funds and Starts Flying Internationally

Jetstar Japan received another financial funds of seven billion yen ($57.8 million) in extra capital in late August from major shareholders, Japan Airlines and Australia's Qantas Airways cluster.

September 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Hitachi in Focus: Railway Vehicle Plant in New Aycliffe, Northeast England

Hitachi held the opening ceremony of Railway Vehicle Plant in New Aycliffe, Northeast England on September 3.

September 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Google Launched Google Play Music in Japan

On September 3, Google released the music service "Google Play Music" in Japan.

September 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Nissan Lending Electric Vehicle for Free to Local Governments in Japan

Nissan Motor Co. announced on September 2 that they are launching "Electric Vehicle (e-NV200) Case Study Emergence Project" which lend "e-NV200", their electric vehicles (EV), to local governments of 47 prefectures for three years without any charge.

September 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Panasonic Acquires POS Terminal Management Software Firm in Canada

On September 1, Panasonic announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Quick Service Software, a Canadian firm that provides software for managing POS terminals used in retail stores.

September 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Tokyo's Hotel Okura Closes for Demolition

Hotel Okura has faded into the past; regular customers spent their last minute in the hotel attending a concert and browsing in the richly Japanesque Lobby.

September 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

Japan to Export Education System

Now, Japan adds to the list a set of know-how in its traditional education system - teaching method to be exact, starting 2016.

August 30, 2015 at 6:24 am

1,900 JPY from Tokyo to Osaka: Highway Bus

Early in July this year, a few bus operators offered in Rakukten's reservation site one-way fare for Tokyo-Osaka as low as ¥1900, 1/7 of unreserved Shinkansen.

August 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Amazon to Launch Unlimited Video Streaming Prime Video in Japan

Online retail giant Amazon announced that the company would start "Prime Video" in Japan from September, 2015 as a new service for Amazon Prime members.

August 25, 2015 at 11:44 am

Softbank Partners with Netflix in Japan

SOFTBANK, on August 24th, announced its business alliance with Netflix, the world's largest on-demand Internet streaming media provider, in Japan regarding service handling of Netflix in Japan.

August 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Toyota Hybrid Vehicles' Global Sales Exceeded 8 Million

On August 21, Toyota announced their cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached over 8 million units (8,048,000 units) by the end of July.

August 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Panasonic Launched Rio Olympic Special Website with Neymar

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic announced the inauguration of special website for Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games promoting Neymar da Silva Junior - with whom the company has a contract as global ambassador.

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