Amazon Japan K.K. is running a bar in Tokyo's posh Ginza district for 10 days through Oct. 29, with the aim of promoting a broad lineup of alcohol products the online shopping giant offers, in addition to its traditional business of books and commodity goods. (Kyodo)
Toyota Motor Corp. is set to unveil a fuel cell concept car that aims to offer 50 percent more driving range than its current hydrogen-powered sedan in a technology push that defies a rising wave of battery-powered vehicles. (Japan Times)
The government will try to minimize restrictions placed on the private lodging business by municipalities concerned about noise and traffic jams in residential areas, officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Corporate enfant terrible, Takafumi Horie, built one of Japan's most successful internet businesses, stood for the Diet, went to prison and started a space company that aims to put the country's first privately funded rocket into orbit. Now he has a new frontier: cattle. (Japan Times)
Before Hisashi Kanbe in 2013 introduced BakeryScan, the world's first image recognition checkout system designed specifically for bread, it was the job of every bakery worker in Japan to memorize the assorted prices of each baked good - from baguettes back to bagels.
Japan's Kobe Steel Ltd. said Friday that it has confirmed misconduct including data falsification on nine more products including mainstay steels, in its internal investigation following the initial revelations of data fraud cases. (Jiji)