Monday, January 23, 2017

Japan Hotelier Denies Nanjing Massacre – Chinese Call for Boycott of Japan Travel

The furor erupted over books by Toshio Motoya, the president of Tokyo-based hotel which contain his revisionist views and are placed in every room of the company's 400-plus APA Hotels.

Dentsu Names Toshihiro Yamamoto as new President & CEO

Dentsu Inc has named Toshihiro Yamamoto as the Japanese giant's new President & CEO. Mr Yamamoto replaces Tadashi Ishii, who resigned in December following a series of public scandals involving Dentsu.

Publicis One Asia Makes Floriane Tripolino Managing Director for Japan

Publicis One Asia has appointed Floriane Tripolino as Managing Director of Publicis One Japan, which is the integration of 3 different entities: beacon communications, Saatchi and Saatchi, and MSLGROUP

Yahoo Japan Refuses Demands that it Rethink Ivory Sales

Dismissing animal rights campaigners' concerns, even though the ivory business contributes a fraction of its sales, Yahoo Japan also argues that so long as no laws are broken people should be able to trade whatever they like on the internet.

VW to Release First Electric Vehicle in Japan as Reputation Rebrand Continues

Volkswagen will launch its first electric vehicle in Japan, reports Nikkei. The e-Golf will hit the streets in June or July, as VW attempts to rebuild their reputation following revelations in 2015 revelation that it cheated on emissions tests.

Asia’s Most Branded Athlete

Japanese tennis pro, Kei Nishikori, has been ranked as high as No. 4 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals, making him the only the only Japanese tennis player ever to make the top ten in the sport.

Only India and Japan Make Top 20 Most Awarded Countries – BBDO Tops List Again

BDO is again the world's most awarded network according to The Directory Big Won Rankings 2016.

Japan to Recall Envoy from South Korea over ‘Comfort Women’ Statue

Japan said on Friday it was temporarily recalling its ambassador to South Korea over a statue commemorating Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two which it said violated an agreement to resolve the issue.

Japan Proposes 3-Way Talks with China, South Korea in February

Japan has approached China and South Korea about holding a trilateral summit in Tokyo in February aimed at deepening cooperation on such issues as a free trade deal, the environment and counter-terrorism, Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday.

Dentsu CEO Resigns over Employee’s “Death by Overwork”

The president of Dentsu Inc, Japan's top advertising agency, said on Wednesday he would step down in January over what the government has deemed the "death by overwork" of a 24-year-old employee.

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