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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 5, 2015
McDonald's Japan posts ¥22 billion loss after food woes
McDonald's Corp.'s Japan affiliate reported its first full-year loss in 11 years as the fast-food chain faced fallout from food scandals and after labor disputes at U.S. ports forced it to ration french fries.
Jan 10, 2015
Hold the Chicken McNuggets: Piece of rubber found in McDonald's serving in Okayama
A small rubber fragment was found in a chicken nugget at a McDonald's outlet in Okayama Prefecture last October, a public relations official of McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) revealed Saturday.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2015
A shadow falls on the golden arches
In Japanese culture, making an apology is considered a significant social skill, but no matter how well-chosen the words are or how low the bow is, it might not be enough to survive the tough world of business.
Jan 8, 2015
Metal fry fragment accusation joins list of McDonald's woes
As McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) reels from a string of food safety incidents, authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture revealed Thursday they a report was received in August last year about a metal fragment found in french fries sold at one of the burger chain's stores.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2015
You want teeth with that? McDonald's Japan sold fries with surprise
A human tooth was served with french fries at a McDonald's in Osaka last summer, the latest revelation in a series of recent woes involving contaminated chicken nuggets and a french fry shortage.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2015
New nugget woes strain McDonald's already tarnished image
As McDonald's Japan struggles to repair its image, tarnished from last year's expired meat scandal, two new incidents related to its Chicken McNuggets surfaced in restaurants in Japan in the last week, a company spokeswoman admitted Tuesday.
Jan 6, 2015
Another foreign object turns up in McDonald's chicken nugget, this time in Tokyo
Chicken nugget woes are apparently expanding at McDonald's Japan outlets, as the chain has admitted another incident in which an inedible object was found in a nugget, this time at a shop in Tokyo, NHK and other media reported Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2014
McDonald's Japan announces French fry fix
McDonald's Co. (Japan) said Friday that large servings of French fries will resume on Jan. 5 thanks to a recovery in its inventory.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2014
McDonald's to sell only small-size fries due to delayed imports
McDonald's Co. (Japan) says it will sell small-size french fries because of a delay in imports caused by a port worker strike on the U.S. West Coast.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 6, 2014
McDonald's suffers ¥7 billion loss over meat scandal
McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) on Thursday reported a group net loss of ¥7.54 billion for the January-September period as sales slumped in the wake of the food safety scandal involving a China-based meat supplier.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2014
McDonald's turns outlet into 'Yokai Watch' hamburger joint
McDonald's Co. (Japan) has decked out an outlet in Tokyo's Odaiba district to make it look like a hamburger shop that appears in the megahit "Yokai Watch" anime and game series.
Aug 21, 2014
McDonald's admits to sale item overcharge, will offer refunds
McDonald's Co. (Japan) said Wednesday it overcharged customers on over 100,000 purchases of two of its menu items that went on sale Monday at discount prices.
Aug 8, 2014
Food safety without borders
Recent revelations that a food maker in Shanghai supplied fast-food and retail chains, including some in Japan, with expired and moldy meat came as another reminder that the issue of food safety does not stop at national borders.
Aug 7, 2014
No evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, China claims
An ongoing investigation into the food safety scandal that hit several popular fast-food chains last month has uncovered no evidence that spoiled meat made it to Japan, Chinese food safety regulators told their Japanese counterparts Wednesday in Beijing.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2014
China meat supplier probe hurting McDonald's sales
McDonald's Corp., poised to resume selling beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat, says the matter is hurting the chain's results in Asia.
Aug 5, 2014
Japan, China eye meeting over food safety this month
The Japanese and Chinese governments are making preparations to hold a working-level meeting on food safety later this month in light of a recent scandal over expired chicken meat provided by a Chinese producer, Japanese government sources said Monday.
Aug 4, 2014
China police holding six in tainted meat scandal: Xinhua
Police in China have detained six executives of a meat supply company at the center of the latest food safety scare to hit the country, state media reported on Sunday.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2014
Fast-food follies have media in a frenzy
Almost exactly a year ago (on July 27, 2013), this column reported on how the print media was inundated with concerns over the safety of foods from abroad. Among the sources cited was Takarajima magazine, which quoted a foodstuffs importer as saying, "The decline of morals due to the pursuit of profits...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 27, 2014
Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, U.S. parent says
The parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier said it is withdrawing all products made by the subsidiary.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2014
McDonald's Japan switches chicken sourcing to Thailand
McDonald's Co. (Japan) said Friday that it has halted sales of all products containing chicken meat from China and switched sourcing completely to Thailand.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan