Castle restoration plan with no elevators causing controversy

Nagoya Castle is known for the golden statues of the imaginary half-tiger, half-fish creature adorning the roof of the tenshu. (Shutterstock/File) A plan to restore an iconic castle in a central Japan city to attract more tourists has faced criticism as ... ( read original story ...)

Yokohama Tire Introduces a New Extreme Off-Road Tire

Yokohama Tire has revealed its aggressive, all-new Geolandar X-MT off-road tire. Set to go on sale in the U.S. starting July 1, the Geolandar X-MT will initially offer 10 sizes, from 17- to 20-inch rim diameters with outside diameters up to 40 inches. The ... ( read original story ...)

Japan-U.S. trade surplus edges up in April

Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the U.S. edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against U.S. tariffs. Japan logged a surplus in April of ¥615.7 billion ($5.6 billion) with ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Inc. Mostly Misses on Profit, But Analysts See Hope Ahead

A falling yen, of course, is seen as good news for the Japan’s legion of exporters, as it inflates the value of their overseas profits when repatriated. Allum and others point out that Japanese firms are notoriously cautious when it comes to projecting ... ( read original story ...)

Indonesian property tycoon eyes blockchain in digital push

TOKYO -- Mochtar Riady, founder and chairman of Indonesia's Lippo Group, on Monday said he is pursuing blockchain technology to accelerate the digital transformation of the property-to-banking conglomerate. Speaking on the sidelines of a forum in Tokyo ... ( read original story ...)