Tag - e-commerce



Aug 15, 2014
Amazon surge in Japan lifts Yamato's express deliveries
As more Japanese use mobile phones to shop online, Asia's biggest parcel shipper is ready.
Jul 19, 2014
Biggest effect of online ads shows up offline
Do online ads do any good at all? To find out, you just can't measure the effect on online transactions. That's almost like measuring the return on investment in television advertising by comparing total revenue achieved through the TV itself.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2014
Yahoo launches online death-planning service
The Internet has made it easier to plan everything from travel and weddings to careers. Now it is helping people prepare for what they may be the most reluctant to face: death.
Apr 7, 2014
With oath, university moves to end students' alcohol woes
A university in Hokkaido will ask its students to sign an oath not to engage in hazardous drinking after several alcohol-related incidents tainted its image.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2013
Japanese businesses view Southeast Asia as key to growth
Japanese corporate leaders Saturday emphasized the importance of Southeast Asian markets for the growth of the country's companies during a meeting with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 9, 2013
Amazon tries 'selling' Cyber Monday
Leave it to the country's online retail giant to create Japan's version of America's latest Christmas shopping spree.
Dec 6, 2013
Muslim guide for Osaka merchants
The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has created a guidebook on how to serve Muslims, hoping to attract tourists from Malaysia, Indonesia and other fast-growing Muslim countries.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2013
New JCCI chair seeks to learn why 'Abenomics' not helping small firms
The nation's smaller businesses have yet to see a positive return from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's deflation-busting economic plan, the new head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2013
DeNA plans push beyond games
DeNA Co., the Tokyo-based company whose service lets people play games on mobile phones, is seeking to expand its e-commerce and mobile entertainment businesses and is mulling acquisition opportunities.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2013
Amazon Japan begins online sales of OTC drugs, vitamins
Amazon Japan has begun online sales of over-the-counter drugs such as cold and digestive medicines, as well as vitamin supplements and other low-risk pharmaceutical products.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Jul 23, 2013
Crafty creators converge on HandMade in Japan Fes 2013
Lovers of homespun goodness gather to celebrate the power of craft and creativity.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 5, 2013
Two held using app to steal e-books
Two men are arrested for allegedly using an illegal app for smartphones and similar devices to steal more than ¥200,000 worth of electronic books.
Sep 5, 2011
Japan in a European club?
Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan needs to re-engage the world if it is to find a way out of its depressing economic and political predicaments.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Jul 12, 2010
Shopping site lets you ask nicely
Just HAVE to have those diamante-encrusted gold clubs? Send your b-friend a hubby a big hint via the shopping site Oneda.li
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2010
Japan's great gamble
Sheldon Adelson, crusading chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, was in Singapore last month to launch his company's latest casino-anchored mega-resort, the $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Jun 12, 2010
Giving the gift of experience
Why give Dad another tie when you could give him the gift of experience?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 4, 2010
Online shopping sites for women on the go
Calling all shoppers: KDDI enters into the growing market of cell-phone sites catering to female consumers on the go.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 6, 2010
Rakuten raises the stakes
Amazon better watch its back. Rakuten is tightening its grip on the overseas market while extending tentacles overseas.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on