Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

National Apr 5, 2018

Companies more willing to give their smokers a kick in the butts

Instead of letting employees light up as usual, Japanese companies are getting creative in encouraging their smokers to kick the habit, with some even introducing total bans or extra paid holidays for nonsmokers. Indeed, more companies are not only changing their smoking areas into rest ...

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

Travel Jul 23, 2016

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

by Hiroko Kimura

Two domestic hotel operators are shaking up competition in Tokyo's luxury accommodation market by attempting to make their new properties more inviting for inbound visitors. The first such operator, Hoshino Resorts Inc., has opened a luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) named Hoshinoya Tokyo in the ...