Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance. It owns Viber, a calling and messaging app and has invested […]

Japanese organizations are battling to take care of standards

Japanese organizations are battling to take care of standards

KUMIKO HIRANO has noticed a disquieting change when she goes to her neighbourhood konbini, one of Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores. “No one is around and I have to use a loud voice to get someone to serve me,” says the 48-year-old worker in Tokyo. “It irritates me.” This might not seem a big problem, but […]

Pence says Everybody to effectively announce new, tasking injunctions explains in the book on Eastern The japanese civilization

Pence says Everybody to effectively announce new, tasking injunctions explains in the book on Eastern The japanese civilization

TOKYO : US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that Washington would soon announce new, tough sanctions to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, calling it the planet`s “most tyrannical and oppressive regime”. Speaking in Tokyo on his way to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Pence promised the United […]