Aichi police launch probe into man who wanted to 'spread' virus

National Mar 13, 2020

Aichi police launch probe into man who wanted to 'spread' virus

Police in central Japan said Friday they have launched a probe into a man who was infected with the novel coronavirus on suspicion of interfering with business activities, after he went to local eateries expressing his desire to "spread the virus." The investigation came a ...

Japan sees first business failure linked to coronavirus

Business / Corporate Feb 25, 2020

Japan sees first business failure linked to coronavirus

A hotel in Aichi Prefecture will file for bankruptcy due to a steep fall in customers amid the coronavirus outbreak, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Tuesday. It marks the first business failure in Japan linked to the COVID-19 outbreak, officials at the credit agency said. The ...

Girls revive previously male-dominated cheering squads

National | Regional voices: Chubu Dec 6, 2019

Girls revive previously male-dominated cheering squads

Typical cheerleading clubs in schools, known as ōendan, consist of men clad in black gakuran stand-up collar uniforms yelling vigorously and performing synchronized, dynamic choreographed moves to support sports teams. While the traditional activity is becoming less popular among male students, many ōendan across the ...

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

Business Nov 25, 2019

Japan wants foreign entrepreneurs, but what's missing?

by Masumi Koizumi

For foreign entrepreneurs, Japan has never been the easiest place to launch a startup for a number of reasons, including its conservative corporate culture, restrictive visa requirements and daunting language barrier. Well aware it may be failing to attract businesspeople who can spark the economy, ...