Driving schools try to stay pertinent, even by pampering

National Oct 21, 2009

Driving schools try to stay pertinent, even by pampering

Driving schools, confronted with a falling birthrate and fewer young people seeking to get behind the wheel, are pulling out all the stops to attract customers, including manicuring services for women and free day care centers. A woman wearing a "yukata" summer kimono greets customers ...

National Feb 21, 2002

Online music trade riles labels

The battle between online music-swapping service providers and the Japanese music industry is intensifying, with the industry vowing to crack down on what it calls illegal sharing of digital copies of music. According to Isamu Tomizuka, chairman of the Recording Industry Association of Japan, "Music ...

'Ecomoney' refurbishes society

National Nov 29, 2001

'Ecomoney' refurbishes society

"Ecomoney," Japan's version of the Local Exchange and Trading System that started on Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1983, is increasingly being promoted to allow participants to offer or receive services in welfare, education and the environment in their communities. Toshiharu Kato, an advocate of the ...

'Ecomoney' refurbishes society

National Nov 29, 2001

'Ecomoney' refurbishes society

"Ecomoney," Japan's version of the Local Exchange and Trading System that started on Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1983, is increasingly being promoted to allow participants to offer or receive services in welfare, education and the environment in their communities. Toshiharu Kato, an advocate of the ...