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News and Articles About Japan

Is Burger King Bringing a Burger With Black Buns to the U.S.?
Burger King

Is Burger King Bringing a Burger With Black Buns to the U.S.?

The burger has been a hit in Japan, and rumors are swirling it will make its U.S. debut for Halloween.
Kate Taylor
You Can Soon Buy an 8K TV -- But There's a Catch
Television

You Can Soon Buy an 8K TV -- But There's a Catch

Sharp's $133,000 ultra-HD television will go on sale in October.
Arjun Kharpal
4 Reasons to Pivot Your Business Toward Asia
Asia

4 Reasons to Pivot Your Business Toward Asia

Asia is an untapped market with huge potential, creating opportunities to grow businesses in a multitude of industries.
Zach Cutler
Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan
Crime

Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan

Hundreds of millions of virtual currency dollars are missing.
How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts
Product Design

How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts

Its products have no visible brand identifiers -- and that's proven to be a good thing.
Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies
Nintendo

Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies

Satoru Iwata's death comes months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales.
4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer
Inspiration

4 Unexpected Business Lessons From a Japanese Writer

Haruki Murakami's genius lies in his discipline, focus and determination. His work is applicable to running a startup.
Alex Iskold
Ever Sprint to Catch a Flight? You'll Appreciate This Airport's Racetrack Lanes.
Travel

Ever Sprint to Catch a Flight? You'll Appreciate This Airport's Racetrack Lanes.

As part of the runup to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan's largest airport gets a sporty upgrade. Just imagine all the goofy starting line selfies taking off.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America
Starbucks

10 Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can't Buy in America

As the famous drink celebrates its 20th birthday, check out where in the world you can buy flavors such as cheesecake and red bean.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Kate Taylor
Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake
Inventors

Soy Sauce Bottle Designer, Dead at 85, Was Inspired to Create in Destruction's Wake

Hiroshima native Kenji Ekuan processed the tragic bombings into a creative fuel that resulted in a long and illustrious industrial design career.
Geoff Weiss
Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
McDonalds

Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
Far Out Tech

In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Geoff Weiss