First Ascott The Residence property set to open in Japan

“Many of our customers have been eagerly anticipating the opening of our first Ascott-branded property in the country. “With Japan’s growing economy, Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo’s strategic location where many multinational companies and major Japanese ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s deflation-stagnation generation see no way out

Japan remains definitively stuck, despite a long and aggressive experiment with ultralow rates. A quarter-century after its property bubble burst, a penny-pinching generation has come of age knowing only economic malaise, stagnant wages and deflation — a ... ( read original story ...)

Guide to Reading Japanese Place Names: With Kanji and Examples

中央区 (Chuo-ku): Central Ward, one of the central wards in Tokyo and Osaka. 中区 (Naka-ku): Central Ward in Yokohama and Nagoya. 中央線 (JR Chūō Line): The Central Line that runs east-west through Tokyo and the western suburbs. 中目黒 (Naka ... ( read original story ...)