Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0

That has made Japan a more interesting place for German companies to do business. Suddenly, they're working together "Japan in some sectors makes more foreign direct investments than does China or Korea," Schürmann said from his perch in a glass-fronted ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)