business

Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals in effort to reform outdated business practice【Vid】

Monk chants sutras in farewell to a business tool that doesn’t mesh with telecommuting.

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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One of Japan’s largest financial companies offers four-day weekend plan for all employees

Mizuho employees will get to chose how much they want to work.

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Company uses empty buses to create giant maze after tours drop due to COVID-19【Video】

A very different kind of bus tour for tourists.

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Turning one of Japan’s “crappiest properties” into one-meter-sized restaurant hits crowdfund goal

Location, location, location!

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Over 500 karaoke boxes close due to Covid-19, dealing historic blow to the industry

Safety fears and an urge to social distance has rung a death knell for one of Japan’s most famous pastimes.

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Osaka loses a beloved icon as giant pufferfish disappears in the middle of the night 【Video】

A sad day for fugu blowfish everywhere. 

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Osaka’s giant pufferfish may be saved by neighboring business

A new hope for the threatened fugu.

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Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo

Don’t be alarmed if you see a pair of optic sensors peeking from behind the beverage rack.

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Here are the 10 richest companies in Japan: Can you guess which is number one?

These Japanese companies have the most cash in their pockets.

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Completely unmanned 24-hours clothing store found in Tokyo

Behold the future of retail!

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Japanese taxi company offers service to visit family graves for those who can’t travel themselves

Send a taxi driver to your family’s resting place, but it costs extra to leave flowers.

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Plastic bag usage at Japanese stores down by 50 percent, but plastic bags sales through the roof

No good deed goes uncircumvented.

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Major Japanese bread maker officially finds God

Breadliness is next to godliness.

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Several McDonald’s branches closing across Japan due to COVID-19 infections

Here we go again….

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Government plans to establish four “Japanese Silicon Valleys”

In search of the elusive Japanese unicorn.

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Seiji gets his first royalty payment for his music from JASRAC

If you can’t beat them, join them and get royalties.

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Street Kart company famous for Super Mario karts ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support

Attempt to keep the go-karts running on Tokyo roads raises embarrassingly low amount of money.

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Leading Japanese snack maker to continue teleworking, stop transferring people from own families

Welcome to the present, Calbee!

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