Tokyo Station reveals its 10 top-selling sweets for 2017

As 2017 begins to draw to a close, it’s time to look back at the year that was, and for Tokyo Station it was a year filled with glorious sweets. Japan’s “omiyage” souvenir culture is big business in Japan, thanks to the custom of bringing back ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei’s gains unravel as yen rises, banks extend losses

TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased its earlier gains on Thursday, as the yen gained and banking shares extended their losses. The Nikkei finished down 0.6 percent at 22,783.98, while the broader Topix slipped 0.6 percent to 1,819.03. ( read original story ...)

2018 to see growing China-Japan economic rivalry in Asia

The "proxy war" waged between China and Japan for economic and strategic influence in Asia is likely to be stepped up in the New Year. It is a conflict hidden temporarily from general view behind a screen of neutral-sounding regional initiatives. ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Leopalace21 opens serviced apartments in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH – Property firm Leopalace21 Corp. has opened a serviced ... Leopalace21 has advanced into Southeast Asia in recent years, joining other Japanese companies tapping into emerging countries in the region to supplement business activity that ... ( read original story ...)

Based Japanese Deport North Korean Refugees

Japan acted in its own national interest recently, it deported several North Korean fishermen who ostensibly washed up on its shores and decided to criminally prosecute several others who stole property from a largely uninhabited island. The Norks even ... ( read original story ...)

Is It Time to Try Investing in Japan Again?

"all the land in Japan, a country the size of California, was worth about $18 trillion, or almost four times the value of all property in the United States at the time." The grounds of the Imperial Palace were reported to be worth more than France. ( read original story ...)

Tokyo’s new rental office supply seen tripling in 2018

TOKYO -- With a string of new large office building projects slated for completion, three times as much new office space is expected to hit the market in central Tokyo next year, possibly causing the office vacancy rate to stop falling for the first time ... ( read original story ...)