Stores see profit in prayer as they cater to foreign tourists

Oct 2, 2014

Stores see profit in prayer as they cater to foreign tourists

From free Wi-Fi to prayer rooms, Japan’s retailers are devising creative ways to encourage foreign tourists to spend. On Wednesday the government significantly expanded the range of goods that stores can sell to visitors duty-free. But some retailers are going it alone in pursuit ...

Japanese companies riding high on Nishikori's success

Sep 8, 2014

Japanese companies riding high on Nishikori's success

After Kei Nishikori became the first Asian male to advance to a Grand Slam final on Saturday in New York, enterprises ranging from Wowow to Uniqlo rejoiced at what they happily described as an “unprecedented” surge in subscriptions and sales of related merchandise.

New environment chief Mochizuki takes on Fukushima radiation woes

Sep 4, 2014

New environment chief Mochizuki takes on Fukushima radiation woes

New Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki on Thursday stressed the ministry’s commitment to speeding up efforts to reduce Fukushima’s radiation woes and vowed to get the prefecture’s radioactive waste storage facility up and running. Mochizuki’s appointment comes after Fukushima Mayor Yuhei Sato on Saturday officially ...