Japan’s Entry in Flying-Car Race Takes to the Air

Torri Donley

Japanese startup SkyDrive demonstrates its drone-like flying car for the first time inside a cage. Photo: Peter Landers/Wall Street Journal TOYOTA CITY, Japan—A startup has demonstrated a battery-powered flying car for the first time in Japan with hopes of starting service for the public in 2023. SkyDrive Inc. still needs […]

Pandemic Forces Digital Change on Japan’s Businesses

Torri Donley

(Bloomberg) — The coronavirus pandemic may be a drag on economies across the globe, but in Japan it’s bringing long-overdue change in work habits and tools. About 90% of Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co.’s non-manufacturing employees have worked from home. Department-store chain Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. is using video chats […]