Japan

Burger King

Burger King Introduces Another Stomach-Turning Burger in Japan

A burger topped with berries is the latest of Burger King Japan's bizarre fast food offerings.
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.
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.
Music

Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology

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

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Technology

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

The struggling Japanese electronics maker is undergoing a costly restructuring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Music group Arcade Fire embraces new web technology for latest video, Japan looks to women to save its startup economy, the story behind iPhone's fingerprint technology. . . This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits.