Budget hotels thinking outside the capsule

Jun 6, 2015

Budget hotels thinking outside the capsule

by Junko Fujita

With Japan’s tourist numbers and hotel prices on the rise thanks to a weaker yen, developers are getting creative with a new niche line of stylish but cheap accommodations in bunks, cabins and pods of all shapes and sizes. Even a tiny double room ...

At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

May 17, 2015

At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

At least two people were killed in a fire early Sunday at two adjacent hostels in Kawasaki and 18 others were rushed to the hospital, police and firefighters said. More than 10 people remain unaccounted for among some 60 people staying in the two ...

Jan 6, 2015

Hotel Okura Co. to enter Turkish market

Hotel Okura Co. is planning to enter the Turkish market by operating about five hotels there over the next five years, company officials said. Okura will take a 44 percent stake in a joint venture capitalized at around ¥50 million to be established with ...