China’s Mobike to launch bike-sharing service in Sapporo

BEIJING – China’s Mobike will start a bicycle-sharing service in Sapporo in late August, becoming the first major player in the rapidly expanding Chinese industry to set foot in Japan. Mobike has quickly expanded since it started in Shanghai in 2016. ( read original story ...)

‘Polka dot queen’ Yayoi Kusama to open museum in Tokyo

World famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known as "the queen of polka dots", will open a museum exhibiting her works in Tokyo in October, an official said. Kusama, 88, is known for her use of vivid colour in her works that often depict polka dots and ... ( read original story ...)

Mizuho funds more accommodations for foreign students in Japan

Marubeni Corp and Tokyo Tatemono Co, among other investment firms, are set to join the fund, Takata, said. With furnished rooms to be sub-leased by a property manager at monthly prices of JPY30,000 and JPY80,000, yields for investors could reach at least 5 ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei dragged to 3-month low by weaker Wall St, stronger yen

TOKYO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average skidded to three-month lows on Friday, pressured by losses on Wall Street and a weaker dollar as doubts grow over whether President Donald Trump will be able to push through policies to boost U.S ... ( read original story ...)