Aug 19, 2014

MGM seen scouting Tokyo fish market as potential casino locale

MGM Resorts International has scouted the world’s biggest fish market as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to build in Japan, according to two sources familiar with the company’s plans. Chief Executive Officer James Murren visited central Tokyo’s Tsukiji market in ...

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

Oct 30, 2013

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

by Tomoko Otake

A fisheries research lab at Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture is poised to make a smashing debut in the heart of Japan’s gourmet capital: Ginza. The private university will open a fish restaurant in the glitzy Tokyo district on Dec. 2, serving tuna, red ...

Aug 28, 2013

Tepco to sell Ginza building to Yomiuri Shimbun group

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will sell its Ginza building in Tokyo to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper group for about ¥23.56 billion. With the sale, Tepco is expected to achieve its real estate sales target of ¥247.2 billion to help secure financial ...

Deaf bartender raises game to thrive in Ginza

Jun 13, 2013

Deaf bartender raises game to thrive in Ginza

Dai Igarashi is a bartender in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza entertainment district, attending to customers like any barkeep but with one difference — he is totally deaf. As the manager of Bell Sign, which caters to hearing-impaired people, Igarashi communicates in sign language. But since ...