Consumers

  • Airbnb will 'unearth' tourism gems in Japan, exec says

    Private room rentals seen growing as country legalizes practice

  • New Balance wants Tokyo to run, rinse and repeat at new store

    The two-story Ginza shop offers showers and high-tech recommendations

  • Airbnb finally becomes legit in Japan

    New law removes 'gray zone' uncertainties from home sharing

  • Apple bets on smart speaker's sound quality, brand

    HomePod must play catch-up to Amazon, Google rivals

  • Toyota, Nissan pick up speed in China

    Japanese automakers enjoying sustained sales growth despite slower economy

  • Asian Beercraft

    Cambodia's Kingdom crafts niche as regional brewer

    Startup beer maker reinvents itself after struggling to tap local market

  • Softbank readies pint-size smart speaker

    Collaboration with robot startup set to debut this year

  • Asian Beercraft

    Japan drinks to craft beer revival

    After nearly fizzling out in 2001, microbreweries are staging a huge comeback

  • Hollow GMO ban a red flag for Chinese food safety

    Authorities turn blind eye to illegal cultivation and export

  • Asian Beercraft

    Big brewers thirsty for China craft beer business

    Global giants could move to corner market for premium beverages

  • Way to Southeast Asian shoppers' hearts? Through their feeds

    Advertisers team with social media stars in hopes of reaching their large followings

  • Theme park to recreate Studio Ghibli's world of anime

    New attraction to open in early 2020s in central Japan

  • Foreign Airbnb guests soar 40% in Japan

    Parliament debating law allowing service to operate nationwide

  • Antitrust watchdog to drop Amazon Japan case

    Vendors no longer required to offer online retailer their best deals

  • Japan begins licensing the sharing economy

    Public-private effort seeks to expand and regulate emerging sector

  • Hong Leong Financial Group posts 32.9% jump in quarterly earnings on strong income

  • Half of us happy to switch to self-driving taxis

    Survey: Nearly 50% would not buy another car, low EV interest in US, Japan

  • Toyota looks to make waves with Lexus yacht

    Automaker takes to the sea, seeking more pull with luxury buyers

  • Japan Airlines to add flights to Australia, Hawaii

    Flag carrier pulls focus from European routes amid terror fears

  • Docomo fights low-cost rivals, rewards long-term subscribers

    Japanese carrier's discount on service shifts incentive from device