business

Asahi Breweries to gift its over 3,000 employees with 30,000 yen each to eat out

Christmas is coming early for Asahi Breweries workers.

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Bottled hot water selling like bottled hot cakes in Japan

Hot water is the hottest water around.

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Egg tart vendor promises not to accidentally sell realistic plastic samples a third time

They say it’s a charm.

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Nintendo takes steps to protect staff from growing problem of customer harassment

Nintendon’t take grief from customers anymore.

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Tropicana’s Japanese licensee in hot juice for cartons that boast “100% Melon Taste”

All the taste of melon with hardly any of the melon!

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Zoo director begs people to stop screwing with air conditioner, setting it to lowest temperature

The reptile house is no place for monkey business.

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Fancy genuine leather shoes with squishable heels released from Japanese shoemaker

Break the laws of leather shoes without breaking the shoes themselves.

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Foreign Lawson employees claim unfair treatment such as forced sushi and Christmas cake purchases

Ehomaki are great, but it’s important to buy them on our own terms.

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Major telecom company to give 200-yen apology payouts to 35M people

Now, don’t go spending it all in one place, folks.

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Cases of people getting unwanted crabs skyrocketing in Japan, salmon too

People reminded to just say “no” to crabs at their doorstep.

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Demand for Poop Money Drill textbooks backed up, orders suspended until system cleared out

Everyone wants a piece of Poop Money.

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Japan’s “rent a middle-aged man service” marks its 10th year in business

The service’s founder shares reasons for its decade of success and typical examples of why people, mainly women, might rent an ossan.

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Survey suggests about half of Japanese companies has an “old guy who does nothing”

Well, nothing’s not going to just get done by itself.

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Last of Japan-made matchbooks to end production this month

The once ubiquitous promotional tool snuffed out like a… What do you call those stick thingies again?

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Japanese startup to use NFTs to simplify the music copyright system

But to TM an NFT is NG AFAIK.

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Makers of Azuki Bar report record profits in 2021

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer frozen snack.

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Japanese business established to rent out ad space on lazy comedian’s backpack

When life hands you a lemon of a comedy partner, make Lemon Jam!

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Japanese government calling on citizens to drink more milk…again

Make me drink more milk once, shame on you…

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Japan’s supply of Zima runs dry, online resellers take over and jack up prices

Zomething expenzive.

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Pokémon baked goods booming in South Korea, boosted further by BTS

Those BTS guys have impeccable taste.

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