The workable search for a marriage partner
Like many parts of Japan, the city of Shikoku Chuo is hard-pressed to find enough workers, and many people are also hard-pressed to find a marriage partner. Now, the services that help find employees is using its toolbox to help people find love.
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The live stream sales boom
Online "influencers" are changing how younger people in Japan shop, as fashion live streams serve as both entertainment and a chance for entrepreneurs to make their names on the market.
Brain training games that read the mind
New devices are letting us see how brain activity changes during tests and other activities, allowing researchers to tailor meditation techniques, productivity exercises, and even potentially help prevent dementia.
Recycling excess inventories
Sometimes excess inventory can't be helped. But offloading this excess is hard to do without lowering the value of the overall product. But one company has found a way to do just that.
Fighting rust with science
From Buckingham Palace to greenhouses on Japanese farms, one little device can add decades to the lives of steel pipes, using electromagnetism to prevent the spread of corrosive red rust.
Local foods, national appeal
Sake-based salad dressing and udon noodle soup stock are just some of the specialties that companies are coming up with the help local foods gain a wider audience while still preserving what makes these items unique.
Companies rally behind disabled athletes
Hiring athletes with disabilities has proven beneficial for both the company and the employee, as future paralympians get support, training and funding, and the companies create a team spirit of their own.