Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

Nov 25, 2016

Retailers turn deaf ear to Kuroda's inflation pledge

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While Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s vow to overshoot the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent inflation target caused a stir among monetary policy watchers in September, it’s yet to have an impact among retailers. Stores as diverse as supermarket operator Aeon, Mister Donut and Wal-Mart have ...

Aug 1, 2016

Game provider DeNA begins driverless bus service in Chiba

Major mobile game provider DeNA Co. on Monday launched a driverless bus service at a park in Chiba Prefecture. The bus service at Toyosuna Park, located next to a shopping mall run by Aeon Mall Co., will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Aeon to sell catfish that tastes like eel

Jul 11, 2016

Aeon to sell catfish that tastes like eel

Retail giant Aeon Co. will start selling catfish that tastes like eel later this month, according to informed sources. The catfish, developed by Kinki University as a substitute for Japanese eel, will be sold after it has been grilled. The move will come ahead ...

Japanese firms in Thailand on alert after deadly bombing

Aug 19, 2015

Japanese firms in Thailand on alert after deadly bombing

Japanese companies operating in Thailand have been shocked by Monday’s deadly bombing in Bangkok. “We haven’t expected a terrorist attack would happen in Bangkok” as the current Thai military junta has placed priority on ensuring security, said an official at Toshiba Asia Pacific (Thailand) ...

Jul 9, 2015

Aeon Co., Seven & I Holdings lead retail profit run

Among major retailers in Japan, Aeon Co. and Seven & I Holdings Co. have reported record group operating profits for March-May, the first quarter of their current business year. Aeon’s quarterly operating profit jumped 55.4 percent from a year before to ¥34.9 billion. The ...