business

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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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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