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Japanese consumers shun McDonald's after meat scandal

Aug 20, 2014

Japanese consumers shun McDonald's after meat scandal

Consumers are shunning fast-food chain McDonald’s Co. (Japan) in the wake of a scandal involving expired meat from a Chinese supplier. But the impact on sales has proved limited at convenience store operator FamilyMart Co., which also procured products from the Chinese company. Wednesday ...

Aug 20, 2014

Sakaiminato mayor to visit North Korea

The mayor of Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, is set to visit a special economic zone in northeastern North Korea on Thursday, city government officials said on Tuesday. Mayor Katsuji Nakamura will apparently be the first local government head in Japan to visit North Korea since ...