Sep 2, 2014

Modi touts India as vast market for Japanese firms

by Masaaki Kameda

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tuesday on Japanese companies to tap into Indian markets, stressing the South Asian nation has three important elements when it comes to business: democracy, human resources and vast demand. Speaking in front of more than 1,500 people ...

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Aug 26, 2014

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Government officials and business leaders from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered Tuesday in Myanmar’s capital for their first talks on business promotion. Participants hope to create demand in Southeast Asia in promising sectors such as the environment and medicine, organizers ...

Jun 25, 2014

Winds of change in retail industry

The retail industry is entering into a period of major transformation. In addition to traditional entities such as department stores, supermarkets and convenience stores, new retail business forms are emerging, including mega shopping mall developments led by real estate companies and JR train terminals ...

Korean credit card firms under fire as 20M user details are swiped

Jan 21, 2014

Korean credit card firms under fire as 20M user details are swiped

South Korea’s biggest theft of personal information on credit card holders prompted dozens of top executives at financial firms, including KB Financial Group Inc., to offer their resignations this week as a regulatory probe widened. Lee Kun Ho, chief executive officer of Korea’s largest ...

Sri Lanka sexes up Ceylon tea's image

May 20, 2013

Sri Lanka sexes up Ceylon tea's image

A hot cup of Ceylon tea is better known as being soothing and relaxing, but Sri Lanka is now marketing its most profitable export as a luxury boost for the libido. The tea industry is increasingly plugging Ceylon’s supposed aphrodisiac qualities in a bid ...

Kansai biz forum hails LDP, frets over nuke plants

Feb 8, 2013

Kansai biz forum hails LDP, frets over nuke plants

by Eric Johnston

At their annual gathering that wrapped up Friday, Kansai’s corporate leaders warmly welcomed the Liberal Democratic Party’s return to power, vowing to would do whatever they can to assist the new government in enacting a wide range of economic, financial, social and diplomatic initiatives. ...