A long-serving train car on Tokyo Metro's Ginza line isn't heading entirely for the scrapyard: a part of its gets to live on in the station.
A 7-11 franchisee who's "on the verge of working to death" said he's shortening his store's hours - a move that has 7-11 Corporate fuming.
Cyborg baggage handlers? An influx of foreign visitors forces one airline to find an inventive way to handle the load.
Cashless payments are accelerating, even among the elderly - and it appears the one yen coin might not survive their onslaught.
While Subway stores in Japan shutter left and right, Starbucks thrives. Why has the one failed where the other succeeded?