iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

Oct 26, 2015

iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

An iPhone app that can recognize sake labels and display information in Japanese and English on everything from alcohol content to recommended ways of drinking the rice wine has been released. Developed by label-maker Takakuwa Art Printing Co. in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, the app, ...

METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

Jun 28, 2015

METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to develop a free smartphone app that scans sake labels to provide information in Japanese and English. The app will display such data as alcohol content, the variety of rice used and recommended drinking temperatures, as ...

May 21, 2015

Line said to prepare dual listing before Japan Post IPO

Line Corp., operator of Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, is preparing for a dual listing in Tokyo and New York before Japan Post Holdings Co.’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Tokyo-based company aims to sell shares around September ...

Mar 11, 2015

McDonald's Japan launches complaint app

McDonald’s Japan is to roll out a new smartphone app for customer complaints as it looks to turn the page on a series of scares, one of which was the discovery of a human tooth in some french fries. The move comes as sales ...

Mar 11, 2015

Uber pledges to enlist 1 million female drivers by 2020

Ride-hailing app Uber, under the microscope due to a handful of driver assaults on passengers in some cities, pledged in a blog post on Tuesday to sign up 1 million female drivers around the world by 2020. The ride service did not provide comparable ...

Jan 19, 2015

NTT Docomo makes voice translator app available for iPhone

NTT Docomo Inc. said Monday that its Jspeak smartphone voice translator application for foreign tourists in Japan has been made available for users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The app, released in November for smartphones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system, can carry out voice ...