Tourism surge puts shine on biz hotels, hostels

Dec 25, 2015

Tourism surge puts shine on biz hotels, hostels

With the drastic increase in tourism, the lack of lodging in the nation’s biggest cities, particularly Tokyo and Osaka, is providing a major opportunity for those running two types of accommodations: “business hotels” and hostels. Japan’s so-called business hotels are known for offering simpler ...

Japan tries to improve tourists' access to SIM cards, Wi-Fi

Dec 21, 2015

Japan tries to improve tourists' access to SIM cards, Wi-Fi

The government kicked off a campaign Monday to give tourists access to SIM cards and Wi-Fi routers, aiming to offer a better quality communications environment. The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) said that while the government has been working to spread free Wi-Fi availability for ...

Fintech firms make inroads into the banking biz

| Dec 14, 2015

Fintech firms make inroads into the banking biz

With startups offering financial technology services raking in billions of dollars around the world, fintech, coined from “finance” and “technology,” has become a buzzword that old guards at big name financial institutions can no longer ignore. Originally a term to describe computer technology applied ...

Japan pushes new policies to reboot startup sector

| Dec 7, 2015

Japan pushes new policies to reboot startup sector

When asked to name globally recognized Japanese firms founded within the last decade, many people would be hard-pressed to list any. Toyota Motor Corp., Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. are all more than half a century old, with a lack of new firms reflecting ...