While Japan has fared better during the pandemic compared with its Western peers, executives fear that the pace of inoculations will have an impact on potential recovery.
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Atsushi Katsuki, who wants to see the beer break into the top 10 globally, predicts that post-pandemic consumption will surge due to people’s pent-up demand for socializing.
The 107-year-old company famed for retreats in beautiful locales aims to open its first location on the U.S. mainland in the next three to five years.
The Japanese beermaker hopes the move, which it aims to complete by the end of 2024, will also help it to cut costs.
Good ventilation is turning into a powerful weapon for yakiniku restaurants, sucking away not just smoke but airborne pathogens quickly.
While many restaurants in Tokyo are following the requests in return for subsidies, others are starting to break ranks.
Operating profit rose 23% to ¥113.1 billion ($1.1 billion) in the three months ended Nov. 30, according to a company statement released Thursday.
Japan has one of the lowest rates of vaccine confidence in the world, according to a Lancet study, which found that fewer than 30% of people strongly agreed that vaccines were safe.
Analysts say Fast Retailing is in a position to recover faster compared with its peers, given its emphasis on affordable, basic clothing suitable for working from home.
The merger will help the Tokyo-based telecommunications giant keep up share buybacks and invest aggressively overseas, CEO Jun Sawada said in an interview Tuesday.