The president of Asahi Kasei Corp. on Tuesday apologized for a subsidiary’s involvement in faulty piling work and data fabrication for a tilting condominium building in Yokohama.
German carmaker Volkswagen announced last week that a scandal over a “defeat device” to cheat on vehicle emissions tests could affect 11 million cars worldwide.
The Japanese Prime Minister announced on Friday the government decided to scrap the design of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after soaring costs sparked public anger.
China’s stock markets took another plunge on Wednesday, hitting millions of individual investors, many of whom didn’t even graduate from high school.
Yahoo Japan announced on Monday that it will remove certain personal information from search results upon requests under the new guidelines for the “right to be forgotten.”
Japan is split over joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank before the deadline on March 31 for countries to apply to become its founding members.
Toyo Tire & Rubber admitted on Friday that it supplied seismic isolation rubber that failed to meet quality standards. The material has been used in 55 buildings including hospitals and condominiums.
Japan launched a new bullet train service on Saturday linking Tokyo with the ancient city of Kanazawa in the Hokuriku region, which is expected to enjoy an influx of tourists from the capital city.
Department stores and other outlets across Japan have been beefing up their service for big-spending visitors during the Chinese New Year holidays with eased visa conditions and a weaker yen.
McDonald’s Japan bowed deeply on Wednesday to apologize for a string of incidents where a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects were found in its products.