Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet

| Oct 7, 2013

Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet

The nation’s convenience stores have been in a constant state of evolution, starting by offering small snacks and drinks and basic daily goods like newspapers, magazines and toiletries. Today, customers at the “conbini,” as convenience stores are called in Japan, can pay various household ...

Spanish envoy celebrates 400-year relationship

| Oct 7, 2013

Spanish envoy celebrates 400-year relationship

Spanish Ambassador Miguel Navarro is eager to turn the eyes of Japanese to the lesser known historical footnotes that connect Japan and his country as the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges is celebrated. “The two countries have had a deep relationship for 400 years ...

Young Ethiopia envoy brings new ideas, energy

| Aug 5, 2013

Young Ethiopia envoy brings new ideas, energy

Ethiopian Ambassador Markos Tekle Rike, 34, says he has always felt a special connection between his country and Japan, although he did not have any personal interest in this country before he arrived here 2½ years ago. Japanese products and ways of thinking, he ...

Bangladesh envoy calls for closer economic, cultural ties

Jul 9, 2013

Bangladesh envoy calls for closer economic, cultural ties

While Bangladesh remains grateful to Japan for its continued support over the last four decades as a leading development partner since its 1971 independence from Pakistan, the two countries can further strengthen ties both economically and culturally, said Masud Bin Momen, Dhaka’s ambassador to ...