business

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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eSports facility for senior citizens set to open in Kobe

Must be over 60 to apply for a membership.

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Osaka’s iconic giant pufferfish may disappear due to COVID-19

The city’s once-bustling tourist areas may never look the same.

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Japanese mascots endangered by effects of coronavirus

Is there a place for melon bears and ninja yams in post-corona Japan?

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Formerly Mario-themed go-kart rental service opens crowdfunding to save their business

Hard times for the once-thriving Tokyo tourist attraction.

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Ibaraki Airport mulls name change to “Tokyo Ibaraki Airport” despite not being in Tokyo

What could possibly go wrong?

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Japanese new recruit fired after one month for being partially out of frame during video meetings

Company decided that an inability to fit into the chat window is an inability to fit into the workforce.

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Suit up for video conference calls with new business pyjamas from Japan

Business up top, bedtime down below.  

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Tokyo taxi firm “mercy fires” entire workforce, says drivers better off collecting unemployment

Promises to hire all approximately 600 people back after situation improves.

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Leading bottled water brand in Japan goes label-free to reduce waste, angers many

Coca-Cola told to try harder in these trying times.

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Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days Cafe dies in 3 days

Perhaps it just wasn’t the right time for a lunch loaded with existentialism.

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Japan’s Eel Pie manufacturing sector hit hard by effects of COVID-19

Unagi Pie is one of many Japanese cultural treasures struggling under the pandemic.

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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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