China Concerned Over Japanese-Taiwanese Fishery Agreement

Japan and Taiwan concluded a long-awaited fisheries agreement Wednesday in Taipei after officials from both sides formally resumed negotiations for the first time in four years. The deal will allow Taiwanese trawlers to operate in part of Japan’s exclusive economic zone near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, sources close to the

Japan’s Aeon Group Opens First MaxValu-Branded Premium Food Supermarket in Guangzhou

Japanese retail and financial services giant Aeon Group has opened the first MaxValu-branded premium food supermarket in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The move means that Aeon now has all of its three retail brands — Jusco, MaxValu and Aeon Mall — present in the Chinese market. The new MaxValu store in Guangzhou has a floor area

Japanese Italian-Style Restaurant Chain to Establish Food Production Unit in Guangzhou (Southern China)

Restaurant chain operator Saizeriya Co. will set up a food production subsidiary in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong Province by the end of the month. The move is part of Saizeriya’s effort to strengthen overseas operations. The new unit will produce pizzas, meat sauce and other foods that will be supplied to Saizeriya restaurants in Guangzhou,

Japanese Retailer to Expand into High-End Boutique Supermarket Sector in China

Ito Yokado, one of Japan’s largest retailers and part of Seven & I Holdings, parent of 7-Eleven has announced it will be entering the high-end boutique supermarket sector in China. These new supermarkets will be located near high-density residential areas, with between 2,000 and 3,000 square meters of floor space, selling daily necessities, especially fresh