Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two “heat-not-burn” products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor.
Japan welcomed a record high of more than 300 million foreign visitors in 2018, despite a series of natural disasters that temporarily shut down major airports, raising hopes that government's goal of attracting 40 million tourists annually by 2020 can be achieved.
Major Japanese banks are set to resume Iranian oil transactions after receiving final regulatory clearance, paving the way for the country's refiners to begin loadings as early as this month, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’, Japan’s submission for the foreign-language film Oscar, was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which announced its juried award winners at a luncheon today at Riviera Palm Springs.
Two major Japanese companies and an Indian state-run corporation seek to resume purchasing Iranian crude in January and February more than two months after the US reinstated sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking industries.
Japan started collecting a ¥1,000 departure tax on Monday from each traveler leaving the country in an effort to fund measures to attract more foreign visitors in the run-up to and beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.