Japan has dropped its covid restrictions, and gaijin are coming in droves to take advantage of the favorable currency exchange rate and to bathe their sushi in tubs of soy sauce.
What's it like to stay in a $14 capsule hotel in Osaka? Very nice. It's high-tech and quiet. The showers and toilets are clean, the lounge area is spacious and comfortable, and the decor is delightfully over the top. As I watched this, I kept imagining what a $14 hotel room here in Los Angeles… READ THE REST
Asahi is making plastic bottles of water that are meant to be served hot. They're being marketed to people who don't want coffee or tea, but still want to be warmed up with a hot beverage on a wintry day. The bottles will be sold in convenience stores. One day, someone will invent an insulated… READ THE REST
The Sakumaseika Company has been making candy since 1908. Its most famous confectionary is called Sakuma's Drops, fruit-flavored hard candy that comes in an iconic tin box. The Tokyo-based company announced this week that inflation pressures are forcing it to shut its doors in January. It currently employs a staff of about 100. Reuters reports… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The holidays are around the corner, and the holidays are a time to show gratitude to others. We're thankful for you this time of year, so we're showing our appreciation by… READ THE REST