New solutions for barrier-free lives
Entrepreneurs are coming up with little innovations can make big differences in how the elderly life their daily lives, including a new design for shopping carts and a voice modifier
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These dishes don't break
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The freshest yellowtail fish
Yellowtail is the third-most popular sushi fish -- after tuna and salmon -- among foreign visitors to Japan, but the tuna is notoriously hard to ship long distance. Now, some companies are finding ways to fix that.
Transforming everyday industries with GPS
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Making halal work for visitor and business
Eating out and shopping in Japan can be tricky people following halal Islamic guidelines. But many businesses are seeing lucrative opportunities in making food, cosmetics and other items that can put Muslim visitors at ease.