Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Nov 11, 2016

Japan seeing brisk sales in Trump masks, translated books

Donald Trump’s triumph in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election has turned books and masks related to the real estate tycoon into the hottest-selling items in Japan. Rubber mask maker Ogawa Studios Inc. said Friday it received around 1,600 orders for its Trump mask in just ...

Oct 21, 2016

Japan still a developing nation in tourism: JTA chief

Despite the visitor boom, Japan is still an “undeveloped country” when it comes to tourism, Japan Tourism Agency chief Akihiko Tamura said Friday. Inbound tourism rose around 30 percent annually from 2011 to 2015, according to agency data. But the revenue represents a mere ...

Department store closures mark end of an era

Sep 28, 2016

Department store closures mark end of an era

On a recent weekday morning, the Sogo department store in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, is unusually crowded with shoppers flocking to a closing down sale before it shuts its doors for good on Friday. Many stop to take pictures of a sign at the entrance ...