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The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland
Beverage Businesses

The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland

In fact, not a single Scotch whiskey even managed to crack the top five on a much-revered annual compilation.
Geoff Weiss
This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan
Business Travel

This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan

Waygo, a mobile app, takes a snapshot of written text and translates it into basic English.
Jonathan Blum
Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs
Music

Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.
Laura Entis
Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?
Burger King

Would You Eat Burger King's Black Cheeseburger?

Burger King Japan is rolling out a burger that's treated with bamboo charcoal to give its cheese and buns and unnaturally dark shade.
Kate Taylor
Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat
Toys; Games

Hello Kitty Bombshell: Kitty Is Not a Cat

Talk about a pivot. Sanrio received a boatload of publicity yesterday with the revelation that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.
Kate Taylor
Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.
Richard Branson
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation
Bitcoin

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Japan Considers Taxing Bitcoin, Canadian Exchange Folds Following Hack
Bitcoin

Japan Considers Taxing Bitcoin, Canadian Exchange Folds Following Hack

There's never a dull moment in the Bitcoin realm. Here's a quick rundown of the latest twists in the digital currency's rollercoaster drama.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
Technology

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Benjamin Kabin
Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business
Technology

Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205
Technology

Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.
Laura Entis
Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion
Growth Strategies

Suntory Snaps Up Jim Beam for $16 Billion

In a unanimous decision by its board of directors, the maker of Maker's Mark, Laphroaig Scotch whisky and Courvoisier is selling to Japanese beverage company Suntory.
Brian Patrick Eha
Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes
Growth Strategies

Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes

Japan has reportedly offered to partially fund a magnetically levitating train that will slash the commute between Baltimore and Washington D.C. to a mere 15 minutes.
Geoff Weiss
Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump
Growth Strategies

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.
Catherine Clifford