Feb 20, 2017

All of Japan's big cities plan bigger budgets for fiscal 2017

All 20 major cities across Japan have drafted budgets bigger than last year due to the transfer of revenue from prefectural governments for teacher pay. The revenue shift is part of power decentralization by the central government. Starting with fiscal 2017, which gets underway ...

Jan 26, 2017

On casinos, Osaka moves forward as Yokohama steps back

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As a Liberal Democratic Party team tasked with recommending policies for casino resorts met this week, leaders in Osaka and Yokohama displayed opposite reactions to the prospect of hosting such facilities. On Wednesday, an LDP group began discussing a blueprint for the construction and ...

Jan 5, 2017

Osaka hospital discovers perforated intravenous drip bags

A hospital in Osaka revealed on Wednesday it found perforated intravenous drip bags that were to be used for patients only months after fatal drip poisonings at a Yokohama hospital in September. Kitano Hospital in the city of Osaka said no patients were harmed ...

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

Nov 30, 2016

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

okohama Nissan will offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls “hyperpersonalization,” not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own. That means more than access to the music or seat colors of your choice. Advances ...