| Dec 16, 2014

Meat treat for New Year's; friendship fun run

SEASONAL Meat treat for New Year Kakiyasu Honten Co., a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of fresh meat and processed meat products, has launched a series of meat “osechi” this month. Osechi are traditional Japanese New Year’s food items packed in ...

| Dec 16, 2014

Applications being accepted for pre-Tokyo Marathon 5K run

Applications are now being accepted for the Tokyo Marathon Friendship Run 2015, scheduled for Feb. 21. The 5K running event will take place one day before the 2015 Tokyo Marathon and aims to provide hospitality and promote exchanges with runners from overseas. This year, ...

IIJ releases prepaid SIM card for visitors

| Oct 21, 2014

IIJ releases prepaid SIM card for visitors

SIM card for visitors Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) has released “Japan Travel SIM powered by IIJmio,” a 2 GB prepaid SIM card package for visitors to Japan, allowing them to make inexpensive domestic and international calls using the Brastel IP phone service. Available ...

Business with Vietnam; Yokohama Oktoberfest; chestnut treats

| Oct 7, 2014

Business with Vietnam; Yokohama Oktoberfest; chestnut treats

exhibitions Business with Vietnam The ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism will hold an “ASEAN Showcase — Vietnam” trade exhibition with business-matching activities at the ASEAN-Japan Hall in Minato Ward, Tokyo, from Oct. 20 to 23. Fifteen Vietnamese companies in the marine ...

Tea for tuna; enchanting eclairs; Haitian investment

| Sep 2, 2014

Tea for tuna; enchanting eclairs; Haitian investment

New products Tuna tea In collaboration with Ninben Co., Kachikaihatsu Co. is selling original packages of “katsuobushi odashi” (fermented and smoked skipjack tuna) for drinking at its Best Western hotels in Japan from August. The drink releases strong aromatic flavors of katsuobushi when brewed ...

Tropical resort getaway

| Jul 29, 2014

Tropical resort getaway

EVENT Tropical resort getaway Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is organizing its fourth annual Red Brick Resort in August. During the opening event on Saturday, Mitsuo Shimizu, a world-class ice sculptor, will carve a unicorn beetle while spectators look on. Looking to convey an image ...