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.
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.
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.
Toyota investing $5.6B in US, Japan EV battery production
Toyota is investing $5.6 billion to boost manufacturing of electric batteries for both the U.S. and Japanese markets.
Japan arrests 4 on bribery suspicions in Tokyo Olympics
A former Tokyo Olympic committee board member and three people from a clothing company that sponsored the 2020 Games have been arrested on bribery suspicions.
Japanese company, Nippon Denkai, shifts location for $150 million copper foil plant from SC to Georgia
Nippon Denkai's American subsidiary announced plans for a $150 million copper and foil plant to be built in Augusta, GA. The plant was originally announced to be built in Camden, S.C.
Future of 'Abenomics' policies open-ended after assassination of former PM Shinzo Abe
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who set the tone for Japan's economic future, was assassinated Friday while giving a campaign speech in Nara prefecture.
Abe assassination videos removed from Facebook, Twitter
Twitter and Facebook said Friday that they will be deleting any videos of the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
US, Japan reach deal to scrap tariffs on imported steel
United States Steel CEO David Burritt explained why he is pleased with the deal with Japan to cut tariffs on the commodity.