Business Apr 5, 2018

Snow-shy Miyazaki ski resort staves off closure for another year

Japan's southernmost ski resort plans to operate for another winter despite the continuing downtrend in guests. Gokase Highland Ski & Snowboard in Miyazaki Prefecture managed to improve business performance by cutting costs last season, which ended March 5, but customers fell to an all-time low ...

Business Oct 20, 2014

Casino legalization delay likely, Komeito official says

The plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior Komeito official said Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators such as Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting in ...

Crowds flock to flower festival at Huis Ten Bosch

National Feb 28, 2014

Crowds flock to flower festival at Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch, the Dutch-style resort and theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, is busier than ever as its annual tulip festival — one of the biggest of its kind in Japan — approaches its peak. This year, the resort, which has seen a surge ...

National Dec 16, 2013

Complaints about overseas time shares rise

by Magdalena Osumi

Consumer affairs centers are seeing an upsurge in complaints from people who bought time shares at luxury resorts overseas, including in Hawaii. The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan is warning consumers to be more cautious and better acquainted with the legal terms of a ...