Monthly Archives: February 2021

Japanese competitive eater Max Suzuki oversees new delivery restaurant chain with mega portions

Our very own Mr. Sato was thrilled to get his hands on their 1.8 kilogram (3.97 lb) yakisoba dish. Never one to shy away from a gigantic food challenge, our Japanese correspondent Mr Sato has seen its fair share of absolutely ridiculous portions in its time. That’s why he immediately …

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Delivery on last mile vehicles | Fleet owner

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an upsurge in online sales and, consequently, parcel deliveries. While e-commerce consumption has steadily increased over the years, the pandemic has accelerated this growth. According to Chris Reamsnyder, vice president of sales, commercial vehicles for Raybestos, an automotive brake brand, projections suggest this level …

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Visit the shops and restaurants inside the JR East station gates with your IC card

Major city transit hubs like Ueno, Shinagawa, and Tokyo Stations have more than just train platforms. These bustling one-stop shops, called ekinaka to locals, offers restaurants, shops, and sometimes even an entire department store inside its front doors. Ekinaka like Tokyo Gransta, Execute Shinagawa and Ecute Ueno have become popular …

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Wide range of Bosch cabin filters for electric vehicles

Over the past year, the number of newly registered electric vehicles has increased dynamically due to government incentives, expanding charging infrastructure and growing environmental awareness. As a result, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are also of increasing importance for workshops. With market coverage exceeding 90%, the Bosch range includes cabin …

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Toyota corrects course on electric vehicles with new models for the United States

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch two new battery-powered vehicles in the United States this year, revising its earlier tentative stance on electric vehicles and trucks. The automaker said on Wednesday it would begin selling the unnamed electric vehicles and an unspecified plug-in hybrid model, adding to a lineup of …

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Tokyo hotels offer rooms for remote working at just 500 per day

A year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are still adapting to the concept of remote working. It was previously rare in Japan but, as the second state of emergency is prolonged, telecommuting is strongly encouraged by the Tokyo government, which declared February as an Emergency Telework …

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