business

Japanese PM’s call to drink more milk successful, mass disposal averted

We did it!

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McDonald’s Japan’s French fry rationing extended for about another month

Good news for those with resolutions to lose weight.

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Number of pachinko parlors in Japan decreasing rapidly, down 12 percent in two years

Where have all the parlors gone?

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Japan one of only two countries where Twitter beats Facebook in social media market share

Pinterest more of a player than Facebook in Japan too.

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Japan’s beloved Zima discontinued after sales hurt by COVID-19

Zomething zad.

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Leading maid cafe chain to open largest location in history in Akihabara

Maid cafes are coming back in a big way.

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Suntory to increase the price of 31 whisky products by up to 28 percent next year

The beverage company hopes the increases will help build the capital needed to increase production. 

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Pandemic hits sweet potatoes in Japan, prices rise and social potato distancing advised

Of all the potatoes, it had to be the sweet ones…

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Universal Studios Beijing opens for business, but can we call it “USB?”

Knowing my luck, I’ll go in upside down every time.

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Overly honest taiyaki restaurant flooded with customers after admitting to reducing sweet beans

Honesty is the best store policy.

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Japanese shipping giant planning to start autonomous cargo ships by 2025

A ghost in the machine ship?

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Yamazaki Bakery once again donates bread to evacuation centers at almost inhuman speeds

Thousands of pies and buns arrive at facilities within hours of asking.

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Another Akihabara icon disappears as famous rice bowl restaurant closes its doors

Sad demise of this Tokyo branch breaks our hearts.

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346-year-old sweets store closes at Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Family pulls the final shutter down on one of the oldest Japanese sweets stores in the country.

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Space World Station becomes the most misleading station name in Japan

Space World is dead, long live Space World Station.

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Feel like a kid again at one of Japan’s last true old-school candy stores

Ryu-kun’s Shop in Chiba is a real throwback to another era.

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Fish wholesaler’s HQ crashes Tokyo Olympic medal ceremony

Hohsui gets gold in photobombing.

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Japanese artist sells people’s darkest secrets encased in concrete

A novel idea for people who have something they want to get off their chest.

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FFXV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix to make the first Paralympic game【Interview】

Tabata and JP Games hope to make the world a brighter place, one game at a time.

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Cans of 7-Up discontinued in Japan, production quietly stopped last January

7-Up, Japan hardly knew ye.

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