Business | Jan 19

FamilyMart Starts Charging for Spoons and Forks

TOKYO, Jan 19 (News On Japan) - FamilyMart, one of Japan's major convenience store chains, will begin charging 6 yen for plastic spoons and forks from January 29.

About 100 directly operated stores nationwide will start charging for six items including plastic spoons, forks, and straws.

The price for a spoon or fork will be set at 6 yen, while dessert spoons and straws will cost 4 yen.

This initiative is expected to reduce plastic usage by approximately 4 tons annually.

FamilyMart has already been taking steps to reduce plastic waste, previously switching to lightweight spoons with holes in the handles.

Source: ANN

MORE Business NEWS

Uniqlo, a leading clothing retailer, has announced the start of used clothing sales at its Tenjin store in Fukuoka City, a first for the brand in Kyushu.

With Japan's Nikkei hovering close to the 40,000 mark, market experts point out that the increasing trend of "stock splits" in recent years is supporting these higher stock prices.

As Japan begins overtime regulations for drivers, popular bus tours are now being forced to reconsider their routes.


Four men have been arrested by Tokyo police for allegedly recruiting women for prostitution in the United States via a website, promising encounters with affluent clients and high earnings.

For the first time in 73 years, Japan has unveiled a newly constructed whaling mother ship, equipped with drone technology for whaling operations in the Antarctic Sea.

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Nara Prefecture has disciplined its former Youth Division Chief following a controversial dance party incident.

Residents of Japan's oldest student dormitory, self-managed for over 100 years, are digging in as Kyoto University attempts to evict them from the premises.

A Japan Airlines flight en route from Melbourne to Narita Airport encountered sudden severe turbulence on April 1, causing injuries to several cabin crew, including a broken leg.