Apr 18, 2016

Firms affected by Kyushu earthquakes

Below is a list of key companies affected by the Kyushu earthquakes and the status of their facilities as reported by Reuters and other media. Sony Corp. halted production of image sensors at its plant in Kumamoto. It is inspecting the plant and does ...

Jan 9, 2016

Italy bottle cap tycoon leaves workers €1.5 million in will

Workers at an Italian factory were delighted by an unexpected Christmas bonus, receiving checks for thousands of euros bequeathed to them by their late boss who died in June, reports said Saturday. Piero Macchi, the founder of Enoplastic, which produces screw caps, synthetic corks ...

Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7

Dec 10, 2015

Ise braces for tourism boom following G-7


On an early weekday afternoon at the shops lined up in front of JR Ise station, business was fairly brisk. Visitors to nearby Ise Shrine stopped off at the numerous souvenir shops, which boast local agricultural products ranging from miso paste and oysters to ...