Japan

Happiness

Organization Guru Marie Kondo's Netflix Show Transforms People's Homes and Their Lives. Learn Her Simple Method to Increase Joy and Decrease Clutter.

The beloved Japanese author and consultant's television show isn't just about transforming living spaces.

How This Alcohol Industry Newcomer Created a Japanese Whiskey Brand for the U.S.

Ann Soh Woods tapped her network to get a traditional distiller to allow her to sell their product.

What Did American Consumers Want From the Maker of Cup Noodles and Top Ramen? Hats and Shirts, Apparently.

Nissin, the Japanese maker of instant noodles, which first came to the U.S. market in 1970, has made a concerted effort to listen to U.S. consumers for the past three years.

A Small Japanese City Was Deluged With Applications After Reports of a Ninja Shortage

The Japanese city of Iga has clarified that it is, in fact, not hiring ninjas.

Meet the American Entrepreneurs Who Are Brewing Japanese Sake in Brooklyn

Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan opened the doors of Brooklyn Kura this year.

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