High-tech 'menu-for-all' system helps foreign diners

National Dec 31, 2014

High-tech 'menu-for-all' system helps foreign diners

An information technology company in Sapporo has come up with a system to help foreign visitors enjoy their stay in food-rich Hokkaido without being hampered by language barriers. Developed by Sekai Menu Inc., the smartphone-based service aims to connect restaurants with foreign customers. The Sekai ...

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 ...

Editorials Feb 11, 2010

Ukraine comes full circle

Five and half years ago, Mr. Viktor Yanukovych was the villain in Ukraine. After "winning" presidential elections in 2004, disaffected voters took to the streets claiming fraud and hoping to reverse the results. One month of protests gave the world its first "color revolution" ...