Kesennuma knitters aim to build world-class brand

National Oct 24, 2013

Kesennuma knitters aim to build world-class brand

by Naomi Hayashi

An effort to knit cardigans to help revive the tsunami-hit coastal city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture has evolved into a company of 20 people. The firm, Kesennuma Knitting Co., originally started as a project by Tamako Mitarai, 28, in June 2012. It now employs ...

BorneLund stays strong on smart toys

National Sep 23, 2013

BorneLund stays strong on smart toys

Since its beginning in 1981, BorneLund Inc. has been growing at a steady pace, supplying toys the Tokyo-based company touts as stirring children's imaginations. President Hiroko Nakanishi said that when the company imports or builds toys, it always confirms not only whether they are safe ...