With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives hospitality to a new level

Business / Tech Jan 26, 2018

With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives hospitality to a new level

Old traditions are constantly being updated with new technology, and one ryokan (guesthouse) is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality — self-driving slippers. Nissan Motor Co. has developed a system for slippers to "park" themselves at the entrance ...

TPP chief negotiators meet to hash out deal with or without U.S.

Business Jul 12, 2017

TPP chief negotiators meet to hash out deal with or without U.S.

Chief negotiators from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries met Wednesday in the hot-spring resort town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, to discuss how to breathe fresh life into the massive free trade deal after the U.S. withdrew. Kazuyoshi Umemoto, the chair of the meeting, said at ...

Hakone: a paradise for the 'onsen' aficionado

Travel Mar 25, 2017

Hakone: a paradise for the 'onsen' aficionado

by Hiroko Kimura

Those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Japan's big cities will find what they are looking for in a hot-spring paradise hidden deep in a forest. Located about 90 kilometers west of Tokyo, Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture is a famous onsen (hot springs) ...