National Apr 2, 2020

Consumer consultations on coronavirus surge in Japan

The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan said Thursday it had received at least 8,617 consultations related to the novel coronavirus by the end of March. The center received no coronavirus-related consultations in December, but the number has since increased, reaching at least 6,271 in ...

As foreign tourists to Japan increase, so do their consumer gripes

National Jan 21, 2020

As foreign tourists to Japan increase, so do their consumer gripes

As visitors to Japan increase ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, so have cases of tourists becoming embroiled in consumer problems. The government-linked National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan's multilingual consumer hotline received a total of 283 consultations in the year ...