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New lock allows for remote home security

Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. (KKE) began selling RemoteLock, which secures doors remotely, in Japan on Jan. 17, after the Tokyo-based company in the business of disaster risk reduction acquired the marketing rights from the Colorado-based LockState. RemoteLock also enables the creation of passcodes for locks, sparing the hassle of managing ...

Conference examines the future of acupuncture

| Dec 8, 2016

Conference examines the future of acupuncture

The International Conference of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies Tokyo/Tsukuba was held in Tsukuba on Nov. 5 and 6, with 1,733 people from 32 countries, including 1,495 Japanese, in attendance. The conference, under the theme of “The Art of Acupuncture and Moxibustion — ...

Phillip Morris awarded for gender pay equality

| Dec 8, 2016

Phillip Morris awarded for gender pay equality

Phillip Morris Japan Ltd. has been awarded Equal-Salary Certification, in recognition of the company’s efforts at salary equality between men and women. To date, 19 companies have received the certification and the Japanese unit of the multinational tobacco giant was the first company outside ...

Latest watch offers powerful, refined appeal

Nov 3, 2016

Latest watch offers powerful, refined appeal

Astron GPS Solar: The perfect watch for the best player in the world. Since the beginning of 2014, when he selected Seiko as his watch partner, Novak Djokovic has traveled the globe in pursuit of ever-greater tennis glory. Today, Djokovic is not only the ...

Summer buses offer easy Odaiba access

| Aug 4, 2016

Summer buses offer easy Odaiba access

Hinomaru Jidosha Kougyo Co. will operate a bus tour in cooperation with Sky Bus double-decker tourist buses to transport people to Tokyo’s posh Odaiba waterfront area until Aug. 31. The tour, dubbed “Going to Odaiba in summer vacation with Sky Bus – You can ...

Essay contest examines global trade initiatives

| Jun 30, 2016

Essay contest examines global trade initiatives

The Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC) has started accepting entries for its 12th annual essay competition under the topic of “Searching for a New Initiative in Global Trade and the Role of Japanese Companies.” Founded in 1947, JFTC is one of the nation’s ...

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

Jun 25, 2016

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

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Boasting beautiful beaches and endless sunsets, Hawaii has long been a popular holiday destination for tourists from Japan. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, more than 1.5 million Japanese visited the volcanic archipelago last year — more tourists than from anywhere else in the ...

Well hello, dollies: Hina Matsuri 2016

Mar 3, 2016

Well hello, dollies: Hina Matsuri 2016

In the run-up to Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day), people traditionally display "hina" dolls at home — and, it is believed, they must be taken down by March 4 to prevent a late marriage. The centuries-old tradition has both persevered and evolved. Here's how it ...