Takuya Iida

For Takuya Iida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Manga cafes and capsule hotels shift focus to female-friendly features

Business Jan 21, 2018

Manga cafes and capsule hotels shift focus to female-friendly features

Japan's manga cafes and capsule hotels are generally considered the domains of men, with cramped, dark spaces not particularly alluring to female customers. But with businesses realizing they are forgoing 50 percent of their potential customer base, some have introduced new offerings designed to appeal ...

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

Business / Corporate | FOCUS Nov 29, 2014

JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market

With the government reluctant to push any tie-up, the outlook for the partnership that struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. is aggressively seeking to form with Japan Airlines Co. remains cloudy. It is crucial for Skymark to form a tie-up. Its revamp efforts could stall without such ...