Meiji to Stop Chelsea Candy Shipments at End of March
Japanese confectionery maker Meiji Co. will stop shipping Chelsea, a long-selling candy product inspired by traditional sweets in Scotland, at the end of March, company officials said Monday.
Yamanashi to Collect 2,000 Yen from Mt. Fuji Climbers
The prefectural assembly of Yamanashi, west of Tokyo, passed an ordinance on Monday to collect entry fees of 2,000 yen per head from people climbing Mount Fuji from the Yamanashi side.
13 at Bigmotor Referred to Prosecutors over Roadside Trees
A former Bigmotor Co. vice president and 12 others were referred to prosecutors Monday over roadside trees killed or cut down near Tokyo outlets of the used car dealer.
13 Years On: AI Eyed in Disaster Prevention in Northeastern Japan Pref.
Efforts to use artificial intelligence to beef up disaster prevention and mitigation measures are spreading in areas in Iwate Prefecture hit by the powerful earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Kishida Denies Intent to Dissolve Lower House in April
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday denied an intention to dissolve the House of Representatives, the all-important lower chamber of the Diet, the country's parliament, for a snap election in April.
Japan Top Govt Spokesman Hails Nikkei's Rise above 40,000
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi welcomed the country's key Nikkei 225 stock average topping 40,000 for the first time ever on Monday.