March 2012

Cumbria Complains about Olympics

Firms in the Lake District, popular with Japanese tourists, claim the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is damaging business.

Hulu to Show BBC Films

TV personality Cristel Takigawa appeared at a British Embassy Tokyo press conference to announce that Internet streaming service Hulu had reached a video distribution deal with the BBC.

JV to Make Fuel-cell Systems

Loughborough-based Intelligent Energy Ltd. and Suzuki Motor Corporation will make a fuel-cell system for vehicles, the Nikkei reported on 7 February. The firms will each have a 50% stake in the joint venture, Smile FC System Corporation, which will be headquartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Suzuki expects to start selling motorcycles with the fuel-cell system […]

Hello Kitty: English or Japanese

A controversy is brewing about Hello Kitty’s citizenship.

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