A promotional force to be reckoned with

Film Dec 18, 2015

A promotional force to be reckoned with

"Star Wars" mania has hit a fever pitch in Japan as one cannot go anywhere without seeing merchandise or advertisements for the new movie, the long-awaited seventh installment in the series. Here are just a few of the out-of-this-world merchandise and promotions for "The ...

Growers vie to produce Japan's tastiest, best-looking strawberry

National Mar 31, 2015

Growers vie to produce Japan's tastiest, best-looking strawberry

Growers are vying to become the nation's top strawberry brand as demand rises at home and abroad, and amid efforts to promote local produce and stimulate prefectural economies. Often bought as a gift for weddings, birthdays or parties, strawberries can command high prices in Japan: ...