Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect-fitting shoes

CHIBA – It’s every shoe lover’s dream: Footwear perfectly made for their feet. Tokyo-based information technology firm Flickfit Inc. is developing just that — a service that virtually fits shoes to a person’s feet using 3-D scans. The service ... ( read original story ...)

Yukio Kanao Named General Manager of Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

He was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for Imperial Hotel, Ltd. in 2011, and from 2014 served as Deputy General Manager of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Tokyo's Imperial was founded by Japanese aristocracy in 1890 on the same site it occupies ... ( read original story ...)

U.S. 'Wants Trade to Dominate Economic Talks with Japan'

The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a person involved in the talks told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which is seeking to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral ... ( read original story ...)

Movie reviews: Latest 'Furious' bombastic, but sputters on fun

Perhaps it was the wild train heist in “Fast Five,” or the entirety of “Tokyo Drift” or the skyscraper-to-skyscraper jump from “Fast and Furious 7.” Whatever it was, at some point in the sixteen years someone decided more is really more. ( read original story ...)

Japan court upholds 'black widow' death sentence

Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese "black widow" convicted of murdering ... The case has been closely followed in Japan and major media flashed news of the top court decision across television screens. Kijima writes a blog from the detention centre where she has ... ( read original story ...)