Wendy’s took another step forward in its plan to expand the hamburger chain in foreign markets, signing a joint-venture deal to re-enter Japan, a country it quickly exited in 2009. The first of the new Japan-based Wendy’s is slated to open in Tokyo later this year and will be developed with Higa Industries Co. Wendy’s and Higa said in a statement Wednesday that they would develop the brand throughout Japan over the next several years, but would not disclose a targeted unit ...

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