More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

National Nov 5, 2013

More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

Major department store chains Takashimaya Co. and Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. separately said Tuesday that some of their restaurants and stores misrepresented items on their menus, becoming the latest in a string of companies to own up to food fraud. Takashimaya said the misrepresentations ...

Hotel's misleading menus leave bad taste

National Oct 29, 2013

Hotel's misleading menus leave bad taste

Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Co., under fire for deceiving consumers by misrepresenting items on its menus, is drawing sympathy from some in the food and hotel industries. According to people involved in the food service industry, false advertising of this kind "happens quite often, and the ...

Popular Ginza boutique hotel closing its doors

National May 17, 2013

Popular Ginza boutique hotel closing its doors

by Masaaki Kameda

Popular with foreigners and known for its luxurious service, the small Hotel Seiyo Ginza, in Tokyo's upscale district, will close on May 31, a hotel manager said Thursday. Its parent company is selling the building and site. Opened in March 1987, the 77-room hotel is located ...