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Japanese firms wage war on sweaty 'smell harassment'

Sep 15, 2016

Japanese firms wage war on sweaty 'smell harassment'

Got stinky colleagues? Japan has a seminar for that. After a long, sweaty summer, some firms in a nation renowned for its cleanliness are declaring all out war on an office plague known as sumehara (smell harassment). Telling a colleague they stink is touchy ...

Sep 14, 2016

Kirin to tie up with Brooklyn Brewery

Kirin Brewery Co. is considering entering into a partnership with Brooklyn Brewery of the United States, informed sources said Wednesday. The unit of Kirin Holdings Co. plans to manufacture and sell the New York state-based craft brewer’s Brooklyn Lager in Japan and Brazil starting ...

Sep 13, 2016

Renesas to buy U.S. chip-maker Intersil for $3.2 billion

Renesas Electronics Corp. agreed to buy U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp. for $3.2 billion, seeking to accelerate its efforts to sell more automotive components. Renesas is offering $22.50 per share, a 14 percent premium to Monday’s close, according to a statement to the Tokyo Stock ...

Sep 13, 2016

Suntory to lecture on Japanese cuisine at premier U.S. chef college

Food and beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. announced plans Monday to offer lectures on Japanese cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America. Suntory aims to spread the popularity of Japanese food as part of its cultural contribution activities. The cuisine is increasingly in demand ...