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Rising cost of imports opens doors for craft beer revival

Jun 11, 2013

Rising cost of imports opens doors for craft beer revival

Naoyuki Ide is betting that a weaker yen will drive more Japanese people to drink his locally made craft beers. The president of Yo-Ho Brewing Co. is boosting production capacity at the microbrewery in Nagano by 50 percent this year as he anticipates the ...

Pachinko bucks recession trend

Apr 3, 2009

Pachinko bucks recession trend

In the smoky Maruhan gambling parlor near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Shunichiro Nagasawa feeds a ¥1,000 bill into a pachinko machine, helping Japan’s biggest gaming industry beat the recession and Las Vegas. “It’s exciting — usually, after I lose many times, I win big ...