Halloween attraction angers Japan doll makers

... Doll Association has written to Universal Studios Japan saying its haunted house makes the dolls seem "cursed or scary", and will damage the business of manufacturers and retailers, the Kyodo news agency reports. "Japanese dolls are excellent works of art. ( read original story ...)

Japanese job-matching company focuses on SE Asian students

TOKYO - A job-matching company is pairing students from Southeast Asian nations, especially Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, with Japanese employers via an online service. More than 2,500 students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -- which ... ( read original story ...)

Rugby: Tributes paid as former Japan captain Hirao dies at 53

He will be greatly missed." Former Japan international and member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame Yoshihiro Sakata said, "It is very sad news. He was such an important person and was so young." Japan Rugby Football Union chairman Noriyuki Sakamoto said ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia: PM

State news agency STA reported that the investment was likely to ... Consumer electronics producer Panasonic [6752.T] is another Japanese company which might increase its investment in Slovenia. Last month it completed due diligence on Slovenian household ... ( read original story ...)