Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Business Dec 27, 2019

Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Cheap and cheerful capsule hotels are forever expanding from their Japanese cradle, including now in Milan, where the tiny, stacked rooms are helping the Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers. With no-fuss convenience for both the city and transport links, digital connectivity and a ...

Business / Corporate Dec 17, 2019

Apa Group opens 913-room hotel in Osaka

Real estate and hotel developer Apa Group opened in Osaka on Tuesday a 32-story hotel with 913 guest rooms, making it one of the largest inns in western Japan. The Apa Hotel & Resort Midosuji Hommachi Eki Tower has direct connections with Hommachi Station, which ...

Self-driving bus goes for a test ride in Osaka

Business Dec 16, 2019

Self-driving bus goes for a test ride in Osaka

Osaka City Bus Corp. took media representatives for a test ride on a self-driving bus Monday. The affiliate of subway operator Osaka Metro Co. aims to start autonomous bus services in fiscal 2020, which starts April 1, in the city's waterfront area. A French-made Navya Arma ...