Sushi boss wins Tsukiji tuna auction at giant discount

Jan 5, 2014

Sushi boss wins Tsukiji tuna auction at giant discount

Sushi chain operator Kiyoshi Kimura netted a real bargain Sunday, taking home a 230-kg bluefin tuna for a mere ¥7.36 million, a fraction of the price he paid last year during the year’s first auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The auction ...

Dec 3, 2013

Justice Ministry to give bidding advantage to firms with ex-convicts

The Justice Ministry said Tuesday firms that employ people with criminal records will receive an advantage in bidding on its public works projects from fiscal 2014. Stable employment helps reduce recidivism, the ministry said, adding that the measure will add more employment opportunities for ...

Dec 1, 2013

Contractors shunning low-paying work renovating older hospitals

Twenty-five national hospitals opened bids for rehabilitating their old buildings between April and September, but 21 were unable to find successful bidders because contractors are reluctant to accept low-cost orders due to labor shortages and rising personnel costs, according to the National Hospital Organization. ...

Decision on Chongryon site delayed

Oct 22, 2013

Decision on Chongryon site delayed

Without giving a reason, the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to approve the sale of the Tokyo headquarters site of a pro-Pyongyang group to a purported Mongolian company. The court said a new date will be set later. Avar ...

Oct 17, 2013

Chongryon's HQ sold off for ¥5 billion to mystery bidder

The site of the former Tokyo headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon ) has been auctioned off for ¥5.01 billion, the Tokyo District Court said Thursday. The successful bidder was the Avar Limited Liability Company, but basic information ...