Abe, regional leaders use U.S. visit to showcase Japan

Sep 29, 2015

Abe, regional leaders use U.S. visit to showcase Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly, but he is also busy using the visit to promote Japan as the place to do business. With a pledge to make the nation more friendly to foreign businesses, ...

Noodle-maker revolutionizes ramen culture in the U.S.

Mar 25, 2015

Noodle-maker revolutionizes ramen culture in the U.S.

At the huge, brightly lit factory in Teterboro, New Jersey, machines from Japan gently mix eggs and flour and turn them into sheets of yellow dough that are then cut into thin wavy ramen. Opened in 2012, the plant is a branch of Honolulu-based ...

Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

Jan 3, 2015

Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

When it comes to business, no one wants to settle for second best. Companies, almost by definition, are always trying to ensure that they are in front of their rivals in terms of market share, sales and brand recognition. Despite often leading the pack ...

Tohoku students showcase area's products at New York fair

Sep 7, 2014

Tohoku students showcase area's products at New York fair

Students from Tohoku University in Sendai on Saturday showcased artifacts and other products from the disaster-hit Tohoku region at the Japan Block Fair in New York’s West Village to help companies in the recovering region drum up more business overseas. A group of 15 ...

Anniversary of WWII surrender met with varied reaction

Aug 15, 2014

Anniversary of WWII surrender met with varied reaction

As Japan marked the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II on Friday, people on the streets of Tokyo showed mixed reactions. Right-leaning visitors to Yasukuni Shrine found a new cause in their movement, while the day evoked memories of wartime suffering ...

Surrender had lasting impact on many Japanese after war's end

Aug 14, 2014

Surrender had lasting impact on many Japanese after war's end

Many Japanese people remember Aug. 15 as the day World War II ended. Sixty-nine years ago today, in a speech broadcast on the radio, Emperor Hirohito announced that Japan had notified the Allied powers of its acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration. But the war ...