business

Japanese businessman plans to give away a BILLION YEN on Twitter, but there’s a catch

“Send me your business ideas!” he says in his tweet.

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Japan’s “workstyle reforms” are actually making managers’ jobs a lot harder【Survey】

Less overtime for some workers means more for others if no one’s changing how much total work needs to be done.

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Survey finds only six percent of Japanese workers motivated, seventh lowest in the world

Read all about this troubling social trend…or don’t. What do I care?

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Tapioca fad on the way out in Japan

Now is the winter of tapioca’s discontent.

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

Gorgeous but remote region struggles to bring people in.

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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.

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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?

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

TMI, Aeon…TMI.

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

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

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