Convenience stores in Japan to charge for plastic bags from July

Business Jun 4, 2020

Convenience stores in Japan to charge for plastic bags from July

Three major convenience store operators will charge customers ¥3 for each plastic shopping bag at all domestic outlets from July 1, it was learned Thursday. This comes in line with the government's plan to oblige retailers across the country to charge fees for plastic bags ...

Japan firms to shut with emergency decree; 7-Elevens stay open

Business / Corporate Apr 7, 2020

Japan firms to shut with emergency decree; 7-Elevens stay open

Japanese companies prepared to close retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and offices, while expanding work-from-home policies, after the government declared a state of emergency in major metropolitan areas. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., Lumine Co. and Rakuten Inc. are closing stores, while Nintendo Co. said it ...