Business / Corporate May 26, 2016

FamilyMart-Uny merger plan approved by shareholders

The planned merger of FamilyMart Co. and Uny Group Holdings Co. was approved by their shareholders Thursday, setting the stage for the creation of one of the nation's largest convenience store operators in September. Following the approval at their respective shareholders' meetings held in Tokyo, ...

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

Business May 25, 2016

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

Criminals who stole millions of dollars from automatic teller machines across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, security experts say. The gang used counterfeit Standard Bank credit cards to withdraw ¥1.4 billion in 14,000 ...

Business / Corporate Apr 19, 2016

Seven & I promotes subsidiary head Isaka as president

Seven & I Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will promote Ryuichi Isaka, head of its convenience store chain subsidiary Seven-Eleven Japan Co., to the position of president following a recent power struggle. The promotion comes days after the conglomerate's 83-year-old chief executive officer, Toshifumi Suzuki, ...

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Business Apr 5, 2016

FamilyMart, Japan Post join hands to offer delivery service to Asia

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. and Japan Post Holdings Co. said Tuesday they will begin a delivery service enabling foreign visitors to Japan to send packages from FamilyMart's domestic stores for pickup at its stores elsewhere around Asia. FamilyMart expects foreign visitors to use the ...

Union helps Saitama convenience store part-timers recoup unpaid wages

National Mar 16, 2016

Union helps Saitama convenience store part-timers recoup unpaid wages

High school students and others working as part-timers at convenience stores in Saitama Prefecture have recently won a promise from their employer to receive unpaid wages. The victory for the part-timers organized by the Tokyo-based labor union, BlackarbeitUnion, raises the alarm for store operators that ...