Oct 21, 2013

Postage rates, soda prices to rise

Letters and postcards will cost ¥2 more to send from next April, reflecting the consumption tax hike, according to sources. Japan Post Co. will raise the postage prices for postcards from ¥50 to ¥52, while standard letters weighing no more than 25 grams go ...

Oct 17, 2013

Ajinomoto to up Hondashi price; first rise since '90

Ajinomoto Co. said Thursday it will raise prices of its Hondashi bonito-based seasoning by 6 to 7 percent for the first hike since 1990. The markup will start with shipments on Jan. 4, the major seasoning maker said. Hondashi is one of the firm’s ...