Hidetoshi Takada

For Hidetoshi Takada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Popular Japanese cosmetic portal @cosme gaining foothold in Asia

Business Sep 25, 2018

Popular Japanese cosmetic portal @cosme gaining foothold in Asia

The operator of the popular beauty and cosmetic products portal site @cosme is rapidly gaining a foothold in Asia thanks to brisk demand for high-quality Japanese cosmetic brands. The cosmetics retailer, Istyle Inc., opened its second brick-and-mortar @cosme store in Hong Kong earlier this month ...

Free-wheeling go-kart tours  raise traffic safety concerns

National Jul 13, 2017

Free-wheeling go-kart tours raise traffic safety concerns

Convoys of go-karts reminiscent of Nintendo Co.'s "Mario Kart" video game series have been turning heads in Tokyo's traffic, but the rental companies behind them, which cater mostly to foreign tourists, are facing growing scrutiny over their safety records. Tourists dressed as Mario and other ...