Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

Jan 27, 2016

Plans afoot to curb traffic congestion caused by tour buses

The Japan Tourism Agency is hoping to reduce traffic congestion caused by a growing number of sightseeing buses taking tourists on shopping sprees. Under a trial to begin in April, the agency has said it will first target particularly congested districts in central Tokyo, ...

Oct 29, 2015

Chinese luxury shopping undeterred by economic jitters

A study shows that wealthy Chinese remain the No. 1 buyers of luxury products worldwide, inured to economic turmoil at home as they zigzag the globe in search of deals on everything from handbags to jewelry. The study by Bain & Company consultancy released ...

Aug 21, 2015

Rakuten launches 20-minute delivery service in Tokyo

Rakuten Inc. launched a delivery service on Thursday that allows customers to receive ordered goods in as little as 20 minutes in parts of Tokyo, the online shopping mall operator said. The 24-hour service, available in Shibuya, Meguro, Setagaya and Minato wards, covers some ...