Okigusuri

| Jun 18, 2013

Okigusuri

by Alice Gordenker

Dear Alice, I was on a two-week home stay in the countryside of Japan when a visitor came to the house. I don’t think he was expected, but my home-stay mother greeted him like an old friend and fetched a plastic drawer-box from the ...

Feb 17, 2011

Steel merger aims for survival

Nippon Steel Corp., Japan’s biggest steel maker, and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., the nation’s third-ranked steel maker, announced Feb. 3 a plan to merge in October 2012. The merger, if it materializes, will bring about the world’s No. 2 steel maker after Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, ...