What was supposed to be a huge boon for the struggling convenience store chain became a software engineer's worst nightmare. Learn about what went wrong - and how badly customers have suffered it.
From Cup Noodles to onigiri wrappers, some major Japanese businesses are taking steps to reduce plastic waste. But many experts say these companies aren't addressing the real problem.
Japan trails behind the world average in female chief executives - which makes the emergence of Uniqlo's Akaida Maki all the more exciting. Learn how the driven CEO succeeded in a male-dominated business culture.
She may have become an overnight Internet sensation, but the director of the upcoming game Ghostwire: Tokyo brings a bevvy of experience - and a rich philosophy - to the games she creates.
A man who recently returned from parental leave has his life turned upside down by his company. Learn what happened when his wife spoke out about it on Twitter.
Japan may be pivoting to a cashless society, but cash is still king - and the figures chosen for its new currency express both the nation's pride in its past and its hopes for the future.
Nine months after starting work at Japanese advertising firm Dentsu, Takahashi Matsuri leaped to her death. Her death sparked a series of reforms - but some say it's still not enough.
Many live-action manga and anime adaptations are received poorly. So how has musical theater captured the imagination of fans worldwide?