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Bijin-Tokei | Hot Girl Clock

Here is a brilliant idea from Japan that quickly generated a lot of attention in Japan recently. It's called Bijin-Tokei, or Hot Girl Cl…

Started by Scott MurphyLatest Reply

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Will Japan, Inc. follow Toshiba's Strategy Prepping for even stronger yen?

Toshiba and select Japanese currency traders are quietly preparing for an ever-strengthening Yen. Plans include a reasonable expectation th…

Started by David F. Day

0 Oct 28, 2010

Manipulating Yen and its impact upon Japanese Business

A few days ago, the Japanese government unilaterally intervened in the global markets to deliberately weaken the Yen to help sustain the co…

Started by David F. Day

3 Oct 28, 2010
Reply by David F. Day

Businesses in Japan: Staying Power

A few highlights:- There are about 22,000 companies that are over a 100 years old. - About 1,200 are more than 200 years old.- 39 companies…

Started by Mika Leuck

0 Oct 3, 2010

Japan's Workers Struggle with English

Wall Street Journal Graphic for Friday, August 6, 2010 illustrating that while most Japanese high schoolers graduate with 6 years of Englis…

Started by David F. Day

6 Aug 6, 2010
Reply by Makoto Ishida

Video clip on Rakuten going English Only

Rakuten is going English only. I am going to be really impressed if the stick with it. I couldn't image my former employer, GMO Internet, d…

Started by Ben Ward

6 Aug 6, 2010
Reply by Daniel Leuck


昨日、シャープ片山幹雄社長が世界初の3D携帯電話を年内に発表することを公表しました。シャープはすでに3Dカメラモジュールのサンプルの出荷をすでにおこなっていて、そのモジュールを組み込んだ3D携帯だと思われます。 これで、アップルやサムソンに圧され気味だった世界の携帯市場も…

Started by Mika Leuck

1 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by Daniel Leuck

mCommerce Comes of Age

Would you browse and buy clothing with your phone? Nearly half of all purchases on Japan's hottest new fashion portal are transacted via mo…

Started by Daniel Leuck

2 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by Mika Leuck

Yahoo! Japan to use Google as default search engine

Yahoo! Japan is looking to partner with Google to use their search engine and abandon Yahoo! (US) search.  This is interesting in many leve…

Started by Scott Murphy

0 Jul 27, 2010

Why Japan Matters: iPad Mania, Cloud Computing, And Social Intelligence

Interesting article about social media and business in general in Japan "One of the things that captivated my attention in Japan was how u…

Started by Gus Higuera

0 Jun 8, 2010

Rakuten (largest Japanese shopping mall) forces English as corporate language

Rakuten, the largest Japanese shopping mall that recently bought for $250 million has now decided that all internal meeting should…

Started by Scott Murphy

3 May 22, 2010
Reply by Mika Leuck



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