Tokyo’s governor decides to modernize Tsukiji fish market

TOKYO — The Tokyo governor says the giant Tsukiji fish market, popular with tourists, will stay, although it will get modernized and developed within five years. Gov. Yuriko Koike, the first woman to lead Japan’s capital, told reporters Tuesday that ... ( read original story ...)

Crowdfunding Begins for Comfy KIMONO Pajamas

OSAKA, Japan, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BIBILAB, the idea goods brand of be-s Co., Ltd (Location: Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka; President: Kyo Ooue) announces the beginning of its Comfy KIMONO Pajamas crowdfunding campaign on June 19, 2017, on ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Beats Exports

There’s no weak spot among major regions globally and all are heading toward recovery, which is helping Japan’s exports, Kodama said. The Finance Ministry said that Japan often experiences deficits in May, as exports slow relative to imports due to a ... ( read original story ...)

Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Overpowers Exports

Exports rose 14.9 percent from a year earlier (estimate +16 percent), according to data released by the Ministry of Finance. Imports increased ... (estimate +43.3 billion yen). Japan’s trade has seen a sustained pickup since the start of the year ... ( read original story ...)

Japan May exports jump 14.9 pct year/year – MOF

TOKYO, June 19 (Reuters) - Japan's exports surged 14.9 percent in May from a year earlier due to higher shipments of cars and steel, in a sign of robust global demand, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday. The rise compares with a 16.1 percent jump ... ( read original story ...)