Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

Jul 23, 2016

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

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Two domestic hotel operators are shaking up competition in Tokyo’s luxury accommodation market by attempting to make their new properties more inviting for inbound visitors. The first such operator, Hoshino Resorts Inc., has opened a luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) named Hoshinoya Tokyo in ...

| Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall as yen strengthens

Stocks fell for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, bowing to selling activated by the yen’s strengthening against the dollar and a drop in long-term interest rates. The 225-issue Nikkei average slumped 169.26 points, or 1.11 percent, to end ...

| Jun 28, 2016

Buybacks help push Nikkei higher

The benchmark Nikkei average ended an unstable session slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, helped by continued buybacks after Friday’s tumble attributed to concern over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 13.93 points, or 0.09 ...

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

Jun 23, 2016

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a ...