business

Everyone: “I wouldn’t move to Miyazaki Prefecture if they paid me.”

Gorgeous but remote region struggles to bring people in.

Read More

Okonomiyaki sauce producer on damage control following heightened Iran-US tensions

Company assures us a famous Japanese dish is not in danger of becoming collateral damage.

Read More

Inside the rogue 7-Eleven, a convenience store completely cut off by its company

Is this 7-Eleven just being run by a loose cannon, or is it a sign of bigger problems ahead?

Read More

“Ugly” mascot Sento-kun finds new popularity 12 years after debut

Savvy business practices helped the once-unsettling chimera win over hearts in the end.

Read More

Another New Year cash giveaway hinted at by former Zozotown CEO Yusaku Maezawa

This time he’s doling out the dough on YouTube it seems.

Read More

HacoKara Karaoke Box: The best way to de-stress at the cinema in Japan

Mr Sato belts out a tune in the phone-booth style box and emerges like Superman.

Read More

Better living through gambling at Japan’s “Day Service Las Vegas”

What happens in Day Service Las Vegas thankfully doesn’t stay in Day Service Las Vegas.

Read More

Japanese Filet-O-Fish to get first upgrade in 25 years

We have the technology. We can make it better, crispier, fresher.

Read More

Supermarket throws away bench because of sales tax hike, angers many

Netizens agree it sucks, but don’t agree on who’s to blame.

Read More

Chubu Centrair International Airport gets Twitter account shut down for being underaged

Airport’s parents believed to be more disappointed than angry.

Read More

JASRAC called “evil” for wanting to collect royalty fees for music recorded during weddings

And don’t even think of getting married in silence, because you’d be ripping off John Cage.

Read More

Coca-Cola Japan in trouble as slumping sales, other problems put it in the red

Higher prices, lower asset values are hurting the soft drink king.

Read More

High-end karaoke chain invites anyone to come in for water and rest even if not a customer

Pasela’s gesture is simple but effective, and receiving lots of praise.

Read More

Japanese curry chain Coco Ichibanya to open a branch in India next year

Can Japan’s version of an Indian dish survive in Delhi, the curry metropolis?

Read More

Major retailer in Japan announces it will be “cumming soon”

TMI, Aeon…TMI.

Read More

Pokémon Company’s profits have grown 1,200 percent in five years, Japanese report says

Apparently “pika pika” translates to “ka-ching!”

Read More

Over 20 percent of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month

Find out which locations survived the snap.

Read More

Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

Read More

Customer receives special treat with his package: edible packing!

When “DO NOT EAT” becomes just “EAT,” life is good.

Read More

Now is your final chance to visit the last Sunkus standing in Tokyo

It’s the end of an era for the once prolific convenience store chain.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 15