Business / Corporate Dec 9, 2016

Sumitomo to acquire banana producer Fyffes for €751 million

Sumitomo Corp. agreed to buy Fyffes Plc for €751 million ($798 million) in cash, expanding the company's reach in the global fruit market and sending the Irish producer's shares soaring. Sumitomo offered €2.23 for the Dublin-based company, 49 percent more than Fyffes' closing price on ...

National Jul 12, 2016

Taiwan, city of Gotemba sign banana deal

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture and Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on the city's school lunch program in a new cooperation model meant to strengthen ties between the two sides. Gotemba Mayor Yohei Wakabayashi said Tuesday he hopes the cooperation ...

Fans go nuts for Shiga banana carver

National | CHUBU CONNECTION Jun 6, 2014

Fans go nuts for Shiga banana carver

An electrician by day and banana artist by night, Keisuke Yamada has attained renown at home and abroad for his banana sculptures. Working with a spoon and toothpick, the 27-year-old resident of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, carves comical faces or popular manga characters on bananas. Each ...