Japan is facing a potato chip shortage after violent typhoons hit the northern island of Hokkaido last year, leading to panic buying from consumers and inflated prices on auction websites.
Tokyo-based travel agency Tellmeclub, which specializes in discount overseas tours, filed for bankruptcy with the Tokyo District Court on Monday, affecting up to 90,000 people who have already paid for their trips.
A certified private nursery in western Japan was found to be secretly accepting children beyond its approved capacity and serving smaller lunches for toddlers to cut costs.
The Japanese government reached a three-way agreement on Friday with business and labor leaders to limit monthly overtime work to less than 100 hours during busy periods.
Japan’s largest parcel delivery firm is in a difficult situation amid a triple problem – the growth of online shopping, increasing redeliveries, and an acute labor shortage.
Japan’s prime minister on Monday attempted to distance himself from an Osaka-based nationalistic school that is involved in a shady land deal, where his wife resigned as honorary principal.
Japan started Premium Friday last week, a government initiative to encourage workers to leave the office at 3 pm on the last Friday of every month, in an attempt to boost
The talent agency of a 22-year-old popular actress made a surprise announcement on Sunday that she decided to retire from show business to devote herself to a religious group called Happy Science.
Taxis operating in the Tokyo metropolitan area reduced the minimum fare to 410 yen from 730 yen on Monday to attract more passengers including elderly people and foreign tourists.
Amazon opened a new store called Amazon Go in Seattle where shoppers can pick up their groceries and walk out without paying at the checkout. Instead, sensors charge the items to their smartphone app.