Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan

National May 26, 2020

Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan

Some hotels and a university are offering free accommodation to foreign nationals who are stranded in Japan because their home countries have closed borders due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Kaname Inn Tatemachi, a hotel in the popular tourist spot of ...

Japan Display considers selling key plant to Apple and Sharp

Business Dec 27, 2019

Japan Display considers selling key plant to Apple and Sharp

Japan Display Inc. is considering selling a major plant in central Japan to Apple Inc. and Sharp Corp. in an apparent bid to improve its balance sheet, sources close to the matter said Friday. The struggling display-maker, also known as JDI, closed the plant in ...

One Japanese town bets big on high-end organic rice

National Dec 4, 2018

One Japanese town bets big on high-end organic rice

The city of Hakui in Ishikawa Prefecture is using organic rice, which is grown without pesticides or fertilizers, to compete in a growing global market. With crop prices expected to drop after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership goes into effect at the ...