With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives hospitality to a new level

/ Jan 26, 2018

With self-parking slippers, Nissan drives hospitality to a new level

Old traditions are constantly being updated with new technology, and one ryokan (guesthouse) is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality — self-driving slippers. Nissan Motor Co. has developed a system for slippers to "park" themselves at the entrance ...

The top business news stories of 2017

Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...