PayPay has deployed a shoe-leather sales force of thousands to target restaurants, drugstores and supermarkets, attracting more than 3 million merchants.
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The firm has unveiled N-ko, a "sheep-human lifeform," to help promote its growing anime streaming offering.
Cartoonist Kamentotsu says the industry has changed from "farming" artists to "hunting" for them.
Backed by tech giants Kakao Corp. and Naver Corp., Piccoma and Line Manga have become Japan's highest-grossing mobile apps outside of games.
Major Japanese firms including Kirin Holdings have pushed into Myanmar since Suu Kyi's party won a landslide election in 2015.
The new outfit employs 20,000 markers, up from the previous version's 400, to help gauge people's sizes more accurately.
Iris Ohyama has made a name through reasonably priced electronics, and launches more than 1,000 new products a year.
On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like "Ayamin" and "Kyokyo" are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible. The girls, sporting a ...
Discount retailer Don Quijote has become a role model for other chain stores, defying Japan’s weak retail environment to report its 29th year of unbroken sales and profit growth.
Zozotown, which swooped in as a little-known retail website and prodded once-reluctant Japanese consumers to shop online for clothes, is now facing stiff competition in the industry whose image it remade. Arriving on the scene in 2004, the site made a killing selling clothes from ...