Consumer minister eyes price tags amid tax hike

Apr 1, 2014

Consumer minister eyes price tags amid tax hike

Consumer affairs minister Masako Mori warned against price gouging after the consumption tax was hiked to 8 percent from 5 percent Tuesday. “The Consumer Affairs Agency will strive to ensure that prices are properly indicated and that the consumption tax is reflected (in prices) ...

Ito-Yokado begins six-day veggie sale

Jul 17, 2013

Ito-Yokado begins six-day veggie sale

Supermarket chain Ito-Yokado Co. began a nationwide six-day bargain sale of vegetables Wednesday amid rising prices stemming from tight supply due to unfavorable weather. Ito-Yokado said it has set prices of 16 items 15 to 65 percent lower than Monday’s prices at its 156 ...