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From the moment you leave Izumo Airport in Shimane Prefecture, there is a wealth of history to see, feel and experience. From the Okuizumo Museum of Tatara Iron-making and Japanese Swords, the Itohara Memorial, and the spectacular scenery, to the Yushien Garden and Matsue Castle, there is so much to discover and learn. Watch this video to learn about what features Shimane Prefecture has to offer.
Whether they are a fintech start-up, a blue-chip corporate giant, or a transplanted Silicon Valley venture, internationally minded companies have discovered that Marunouchi is the place to put down their Japan roots. Here’s why the area is attracting global talent.
Although the sights of Tokyo and Kyoto are well known to visitors of Japan, few have explored the very heart of the country, Gunma.
With impressive natural sights such as the Fukiware Falls and Mount Tanigawa, the quaint village of Takumi no Sato, delicious cuisine ranging from soba noodles to tonkatsu fried pork cutlets, an abundance of onsen hot springs, and much, much more, experience a whole new side of Japan in Gunma. Watch this video and get a sample of what awaits you on your next adventure.
World cities vie for power and influence, and since 2008 the Global Power City Index has been measuring their performance.
The Mori Memorial Foundation’s executive director talks to BIJ.TV about this year’s results, and what they mean for Tokyo.
With more than 50 years of experience flying to Japan, combined with an ongoing overhaul of its fleet and facilities, Air Canada is confident it has earned the title of leading North American airline. Benjamin Smith, president of the passenger airlines division, talks to BIJ.TV about new 787s, premium offerings, and why Air Canada outranks every other North American carrier at every customer touchpoint.
While Tokyo continues to be the highest-ranked Asian city in the annual Global Power City Index, published by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, the metropolis has yet to realize its full potential as a hub for international business. Mori Building Co., Ltd., the urban landscape developer whose name has become synonymous with the Minato Ward skyline, has a plan to change this. The company is undertaking four redevelopment projects in the Toranomon Hills area that will address Tokyo’s shortcomings through a concept they call the “Vertical Garden City.”
About 19.7 million tourists visited Japan in 2015—47% more than in 2014—almost reaching the government’s annual target of 20 million by 2020. The hottest new trend in travel brings both challenges and benefits to Japan’s hospitality industry, as BIJ.TV heard from tourists and experts alike in Tokyo.
Tagged “Your heart will race,” the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 on Oct. 28-Nov. 8. showcased exciting concept cars and world premieres by top brands. Other key themes were mobility, renewable energy, IT, transport infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. For our full report: BIJ.TV
To improve your business skills in English or Japanese, there are many opportunities in Tokyo and beyond. BIJ.TV reports on some of the best adult education opportunities in Japan.
Will post-quake Japan revive its nuclear power energy and how would it find safe, cheap and green options?