TOKYO (Nikkei)--Food-mislabeling cases at big-name hotels and department stores across Japan are shaking consumer confidence in the nation's much-vaunted "omotenashi" spirit of hospitality.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Fujiya Co. (2211) is gunning for a bigger presence in China's confectionery market, expanding its sales network from the eastern coast to inland regions.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Noodle shops in Kagawa Prefecture are broadening their global reach, bringing the authentic taste of "sanuki udon" (thick wheat flour noodles) to Japanese living overseas and to local customers.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prices for a traditional Japanese autumn delicacy, "matsutake" mushrooms, are falling due to a good harvest.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The price of Hokkaido-grown Yumepirika rice has topped that of the perennially popular Koshihikari rice from Niigata Prefecture for the first time ever, The Nikkei has learned.