Starbucks on Thursday will open the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo, a four-story tribute to premium coffee quality, innovation and human connection. This will be the fifth Roastery globally, reaffirming the company's 23-year commitment to Japan.
Inconvenient things offer many rewards. That’s the message of Hiroshi Kawakami, a doctor of engineering, who preaches the benefits of inconvenience. His book gives a variety of examples that illustrate his theory.
Retailers are strongly protesting Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s decision to increase the minimum wage for retail workers to Rp 4.29 million (US$306.28) per month, higher than the city's minimum wage of Rp 3.94 million. The decision was stipulated in Gubernatorial Regulation No. 6/2019 on the provincial sectoral minimum wage. Article 2 of the regulation prohibits employers from paying their workers a salary that is lower than the regulated minimum wage.
The three largest convenience chain operators now plan to remove pornographic magazines from their store shelves across the nation by the end of August, after FamilyMart on Tuesday joined the move announced by its two rivals Seven-Eleven and Lawson the previous day.
Apparel-maker Asics Corp. on Thursday began calling for donations of used sportswear items which it plans to turn into official uniforms for Japan’s team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday assured that rice stocks stored at state logistics company Bulog warehouses were adequate to meet demand in the coming months. The President stressed the importance of adequate rice stocks to prevent speculators from playing with the price.