Price rise is Yakult's first in 22 years

Sep 11, 2013

Price rise is Yakult's first in 22 years

Yakult Honsha Co. plans to raise prices for its mainstay lactic drink Yakult and sister product Yakult Calorie Half on Nov. 4, ushering in its first hikes since April 1991. Prices are climbing for raw materials, including powdered skim milk and the plastic resin ...

Jul 22, 2013

Prices bite eel lovers on Day of Ox

Grilled eel remained popular on the Day of the Ox on Monday, although the summer favorite is taking a greater toll on people’s wallets these days the eel shortage pushes up prices. The scorching heat that arrived right after the early end of rainy ...

Jul 17, 2013

Kewpie to raise jam product prices for first time in 23 years

Kewpie Corp. said Wednesday it will raise prices on major jam products by 4 to 7 percent, starting with shipments on Sept. 2, due to higher costs of imported fruits amid the yen’s depreciation against other currencies. The price increase on jam products will ...

Jun 29, 2013

Major utilities announce rate hikes for August

The nation’s 10 major electricity companies and four major gas suppliers will make hefty price hikes in August to reflect the rising cost of liquefied natural gas caused by the yen’s decline under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” economics policy. The fifth consecutive month ...

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Jun 1, 2013

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Apple Inc. has raised the prices of its iPad tablet computers and iPod music players here after a weaker yen boosted import costs. Finding itself in the same situation, Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. are considering following suit. Apple now sells the iPad Wi-Fi ...

May 14, 2013

With yen at four-year low, Fujitsu to up PC prices

Fujitsu Ltd. plans to raise domestic prices for personal computers because the yen’s drop to a four-year low is boosting the cost of importing components. The price increases will take effect by July and apply to models released in the summer, Chief Financial Officer ...