Starbucks Japan starts preorder service

Business / Corporate Jun 26, 2019

Starbucks Japan starts preorder service

Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. said Tuesday that it will start a new service to allow customers to order and pay through its smartphone app without waiting in line. The service, called Mobile Order & Pay, started at its 56 stores in Tokyo on Wednesday. Starbucks aims ...

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Business / Tech Apr 20, 2018

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Some cafes are offering college students simulated experiences of everyday life at work in a company, using virtual reality technology. The simulation takes the user through a day in the life of a company employee, moving beyond the explanations given at company information sessions. The content ...

Business Jan 24, 2017

Tsutaya rental chain opens first 'book cafe' in Taiwan

Tsutaya Co., a major Japanese movie and music rental and bookshop chain, will open its first "book cafe" in Taiwan on Tuesday, company officials said Monday. The Tsutaya Bookstore in Xinyi, Taipei's newest trend-setting commercial district, aims to offer a new "lifestyle" for people to ...

Business Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the tallest ...

Osaka stargazers appear on cafe rooftop at night

National Jan 5, 2016

Osaka stargazers appear on cafe rooftop at night

by Tomohisa Nanai

You could argue that the busy, crowded city of Osaka, with its glaring neon lights, is one of the least suitable locations for observing stars. But one cafe owner would disagree. Thirty-year-old Keisuke Yamaguchi says it is possible to see a wide range of stars ...