While paying more for food is a worldwide phenomenon, it’s an especially sensitive topic in Japan, where stagnant wages make it hard for households to swallow a rush of price hikes.
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When able to keep a distance from others, one doesn’t necessarily need to wear masks, especially considering the risks of heat stroke as temperatures rise, the top government spokesman said.
The price of the nuggets, sold in a paper envelope with a toothpick and a chicken illustration that’s instantly recognizable to anyone in the country, will increase to ¥238 from May 31.
As part of a new policy, public health insurance will reimburse 70% of the costs of advanced fertility treatments.
According to President Kentaro Kawabe, 90% of the company’s employees are now working remotely, and their performance has held steady or improved at home.
McDonald’s hopes that supply issues affecting its 2,900 outlets in Japan will be resolved by New Year’s eve.
Share buybacks surged in Japan under the Abe administration, who implemented a corporate governance code for companies to make them more responsive to shareholders.
An anonymous Japanese blogger's tirade about failing to secure a day care place for her child has spurred Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into action. In a Feb. 15 blog post titled "I couldn't get day care — die Japan!!!" a person claiming to be a ...
A four-month slump in foreign orders for Japanese machinery may be the latest sign that waning demand is threatening to derail the global economic recovery. Overseas orders fell 5.9 percent in June for the longest losing streak since comparable data became available in 2005, the ...