Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

Dec 12, 2016

Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016

The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year's social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday. The selection came after Japan won 12 gold medals at the Rio Olympics and former Tokyo ...

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Nov 22, 2016

Putting on the glitz: A ¥200 million Christmas tree

Want to impress the kids this Christmas? A Tokyo retailer has just the thing — if you've got ¥200 million to spare. Jeweller Ginza Tanaka is going all out this season with a 2-meter Christmas tree made with pure gold wire that's as fine as ...

Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Nov 17, 2016

Pure gold 'takoyaki' dumpling maker put on display in Osaka

Gold products worth over ¥4 billion ($36.82 million), including a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) maker, were put on display Thursday at a Takashimaya department store in Osaka. The exhibit will showcase about 1,000 gold products through Monday, including the ¥43.2 million pure gold takoyaki grill that ...