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For Anne Beade's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

In high-tech Japan, cash remains king, defying mobile payments

Business Aug 21, 2019

In high-tech Japan, cash remains king, defying mobile payments

Once a pioneer in technologies for cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging the world's biggest economies in the embrace of electronic payments because most of the population still prefers physical money. Four out of five purchases are still made with cash in Japan, despite its ...

Takayama looks to conquer the world with wagyu exports

Business Feb 5, 2019

Takayama looks to conquer the world with wagyu exports

In a lush field in the heart of the mountains, a herd of glossy black cows roam happily — prime examples of the area's Hida brand of wagyu beef. With consumption of the famed meat known for its melt-in-the-mouth tenderness and marbled fat on the ...