Ho set to roll dice on Japan casinos

Business Sep 30, 2013

Ho set to roll dice on Japan casinos

Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, plans to invest more than $5 billion in Japan if Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. receives permission to build a casino here as he sees constraints on development at home. Ho's maneuver to build projects in the ...

7-Eleven wizard, 80, to take on U.S.

Business / Corporate Jul 30, 2013

7-Eleven wizard, 80, to take on U.S.

Over the past 39 years, Toshifumi Suzuki has expanded 7-Eleven to 50,000 outlets, more than any other retail chain. Now, at the age of 80, he says he has no interest in retiring. He's got too much work to do. "I'm not thinking about it ...

Business Apr 6, 2012

Lawson in talks to buy China store operators

Lawson Inc., the nation's second-largest convenience-store chain, is in talks to buy at least three chains in China in its first overseas acquisition as the company looks to faster growing markets to increase sales. "There will be a huge opportunity to acquire businesses in China," ...

BOJ board concerned strong yen 'taking root'

Business Sep 15, 2011

BOJ board concerned strong yen 'taking root'

Bank of Japan Policy Board member Ryuzo Miyao said Wednesday the central bank is ready to take "appropriate" action as needed to support the economy amid worries that the yen will stay strong. "An area of concern is that the strong yen is taking root," ...

Salarymen stick with laptops over iPads

Business Jul 28, 2011

Salarymen stick with laptops over iPads

When Yuta Moriya was offered Apple Inc.'s 613-gram iPad by his employer last summer, he envisioned a future free of lugging his laptop around for client visits. He was wrong. "I used to have to carry my laptop, a charger and some brochures," said Moriya, ...