Magdalena Osumi

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No shopping rush seen in Tokyo from 1,000-strong Saudi delegation

Mar 15, 2017

No shopping rush seen in Tokyo from 1,000-strong Saudi delegation

Despite expectations that a 1,000-strong delegation traveling with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Salman would go on a shopping spree during their four-day visit to Tokyo through Wednesday, shops reported low numbers of Saudi shoppers. Electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera Co.’s flagship shop in ...

Tsukiji fiasco heads to powerful investigative committee

Mar 10, 2017

Tsukiji fiasco heads to powerful investigative committee

The time is drawing near for Tokyo’s lawmakers to use a powerful investigative tool in a bid to seek answers about the Tsukiji fish market relocation fiasco. The first session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly’s special committee kicks off Saturday with an aim to ...