Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

Jun 22, 2013

Tower Records defiant in face of CD slump

by Jun Hongo

Declining sales of CDs over the past decade may indicate a grim future for music shops, but Ikuo Minewaki believes there is still a place for brick and mortar retail outlets. “CDs are no longer items that you can leave on the store shelf ...

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

Jun 6, 2013

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

by Tomohiro Osaki

Takafumi Horie, 40, the recently paroled founder of Internet firm Livedoor Co., said Wednesday he wants embattled Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to become prime minister one day, citing his “ability to challenge” and “alter the status quo” of politics. Arrested in 2006 and later ...