$6K Japanese gelato breaks world record for most expensive ice cream: 'Rich in taste and texture'
The world's most expensive ice cream is made by a Japanese gelato company and it's only slightly sweet in flavor since it's made with white truffle, Parmigiano Reggiano and sake lees.
Italy faces national pasta crisis forcing leaders to step in
Italy's industry minister, Adolfo Urso, convened a crisis commission as the price of pasta has skyrocketed 17.5% in the country throughout the past year through March.
Warren Buffett eyes Japanese companies, may boost stakes
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is increasing its stakes in five Japanese trading houses. The total amount is now up to 7.4%.
Dollar bull market to end as Fed tempers rate hikes: strategists
Amid a banking crisis and the hawkish Fed strategy to raise interest rates and cool inflation, the U.S. dollar is predicted to weaken further in 2023.
Once humble Tokyo cafe now turning tourists away after its pudding goes viral on TikTok
A Japanese coffee shop has become famous on TikTok. Owenr Shizuo Mori, who doesn’t use social media, now sells out of his pudding to the lines of tourists that wait outside his door.
Jet carrying 335 forced to turn back after missing destination airport's closing time by 10 minutes
A Japan Airplanes plane flying from Tokyo was refused at Fukuoka Airport after the plane arrived 10 minutes after the regional airport's 10 p.m. curfew time.
Oldest cheese shop in America to close after over a century in business
The oldest cheese shop in the United States is set to close after over a century in business following a dispute with a landlord and the results of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in New York City.
Whale meat vending machines open in Japan to promote sales after years of controversy
Japanese whaling operator Kyodo Senpaku Co. has launched a handful of whale meat vending machines in hopes of increasing sales across the country after years of controversy.
Toyota president Akio Toyoda to step aside in leadership shakeup
Toyota's president and CEO Akio Toyoda will step aside to become chairman, while Koji Sato, who has been leading the Lexus luxury division and Toyota motor racing, will take over.
Coinbase halting operations in Japan a week after laying off hundreds of employees
Coinbase will stop its operations in Japan due to market conditions after announcing the company would layoff 950 employees to reduce operating expenses.
US debt explosion funded by Americans, not foreign countries, posing risks to economic growth
The rapid growth in U.S. government debt is being financed by domestic U.S. entities, not foreign governments, and that shift poses risks to economic growth.
Sonic the Hedgehog creator arrested on insider trading charges
Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka has been arrested by Japanese authorities on insider trading charges over purchases of an online gaming company in 2020.
Japan warns US’ EV tax credit in Biden inflation bill could deter investment, cost jobs
Japan warned the US government over the weekend that its electric vehicle tax credit could ultimately deter investment in North America.
Stellantis, US government warn 276K vehicle owners to park older models after Takata air bags killed 3 drivers
After Takata airbags in Stellantis vehicles killed three people, the company and the U.S. government have warned 276,000 owners to stop driving their vehicles.
Pasta company Barilla faces class action suit over 'misleading' label: 'Italy's #1 Brand of Pasta'
Barilla, the Italian-owned pasta company, has been hit with a class action complaint that says the brand misleads people into thinking its products are made in Italy.
German tapped to lead Japan's medical company Olympus as CEO
Known for 35mm film cameras, Olympus now focuses on more advanced cameras, the kinds doctors use to look inside your organs. Foreign CEOs are rare in Japan.
Japanese company encourages employees to bring their dogs to work
In a country that doesn’t welcome pets to many establishments, Japanese tech giant Fujitsu is encouraging its Kawasaki workers to bring their dogs to promote flexible working.
Forever 21, American Eagle returning to Japan
U.S. fast fashion brands such as Forever 21 and American Eagle are set to return to the Japanese retail market. They both previously left the market in 2019.
Robots that stock drinks at convenience stores aim to automate all 'boring jobs done by humans'
Telexistence, a robot company that operates out of Tokyo, is looking to use a robot, named TX SCARA, to replace 'repetitive' and 'boring' jobs currently done by humans.
Toyota ramps up investment in US battery plant to nearly $4 billion
Toyota is planning to invest $3.8 billion into a battery production plant in North Carolina, the company announced. Toyota expects a surge in demand for electronic vehicles.