Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Nov 17, 2016

Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Gold products worth over ¥4 billion ($36.82 million), including a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) maker, were put on display Thursday at a Takashimaya department store in Osaka. The exhibit will showcase about 1,000 gold products through Monday, including the ¥43.2 million pure gold takoyaki grill ...

Mar 16, 2016

Takashimaya to open airport-style duty-free shop in Shinjuku

Major Japanese department store operator Takashimaya Co. plans to open an airport-style duty-free shop in Tokyo in a bid to capture the growing tourism market, informed sources said Wednesday. Takashimaya will establish a company to operate the shop jointly with All Nippon Airways Trading ...

Gold soccer ball made to spark tourney buzz

Jun 13, 2014

Gold soccer ball made to spark tourney buzz

A department store in central Tokyo has put a gold soccer ball on display to help build excitement for the FIFA World Cup now on in Brazil. The 3-kg ball was put on display starting Thursday to draw attention to a gold campaign at ...

More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

Nov 5, 2013

More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

Major department store chains Takashimaya Co. and Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. separately said Tuesday that some of their restaurants and stores misrepresented items on their menus, becoming the latest in a string of companies to own up to food fraud. Takashimaya said the ...

In Japan women, not men, throng stores for Valentine's

Feb 15, 2013

In Japan women, not men, throng stores for Valentine's

Women packed stores Wednesday to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates for all the men in their lives — partners, friends and bosses — while the men sat back with nothing expected in return. The traffic in Japan is all one-way on Feb. 14, with men ...