Doubt cast over Tomin First’s national appeal

But personal politics aside, Kansai political commentators, business leaders and politicians, based on the experience of Osaka Ishin, offer the following reasons why proclamations, especially abroad, of the Tomin First movement having national ... ( read original story ...)

CerebrEX, Inc. Secures Investments from INCJ and UMC Capital

OSAKA, Japan, Jul 09, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CerebrEX, Inc. has announced today that Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Fortune Venture Capital (one of the funds collectively known as UMC Capital) in Taiwan have jointly invested CerebrEX ... ( read original story ...)

Japan offers corpse hotels

Japan does not require a license to open a funeral business, and there are few regulations for how they operate. “So in this situation, it is possible that bad-intentioned businesses can enter the industry,” Matsumoto said. But Kurisu at the Hotel ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s manufacturing sector is slowing down

Activity levels across Japan’s manufacturing sector grew at the slowest pace in seven months in June. The Nikkei-IHS Markit flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 52.0 from 53.1, leaving it at the lowest level since December last year. ( read original story ...)

Japan-Russian oil exploration project meets with U.S. resistance

A Japanese group’s plans to explore for Russian oil with state-run Rosneft PJSC have been stymied by U.S. intervention over sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter. Washington’s objection to the Japanese project to explore for oil in ... ( read original story ...)