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The story of J@pan-Inc

The story of J@pan-Inc – Brief Article The term ‘Japan Incorporated’ was first used in a 1936 Fortune magazine article that said: “The industrial hierarchy of Japan is so compact that you can almost think of its works as the products of a single beautifully integrated and highly diversified corporation … For a generation … […]

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The night is still young: Tokyo’s club scene pulses with recession-beating energy – Industry Overview

The night is still young: Tokyo’s club scene pulses with recession-beating energy – Industry Overview – Cover Story Stuart Braun Cover Story IT’S 5 AM ON A Saturday morning and up to 1,000 people are continuing to dance ecstatically inside the sprawling concrete bunker in Shibuya, Central Tokyo. This is Womb, a four-level, subterranean super-club […]

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and how investing is becoming Itochu’s new business line

The rise of Eizo Kobayashi: and how investing is becoming Itochu’s new business line Jessie Wilson DECEMBER 14, 1999, is a date that Eizo Kobayashi will not easily forget. It was the day that one of the world’s largest trading companies, Itochu Corporation, pinned its hopes on an entirely new form of financing, the listing […]

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China’s visionary B2B: who says the dot-com era is over? Alibaba.com thrives as Chinese imports and exports boom. CEO Jack Ma has a vision: helping SMEs buy and sell goods through his sites – Upfront

China’s visionary B2B: who says the dot-com era is over? Alibaba.com thrives as Chinese imports and exports boom. CEO Jack Ma has a vision: helping SMEs buy and sell goods through his sites – Upfront – Company Profile Sumie Kawakami NOW THAT RED HERRING is gone, one may think all the buzz about dot-coms and […]

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Seasonal reflections

Seasonal reflections AT the close of summer, many Japanese returned to their hometowns to celebrate the O-bon festival, during which Buddhists believe that their ancestors’ spirits return to their homes to be reunited with the living. Tokyo’s relative inactivity afforded us a chance to review recent developments in Japan’s mobile phone markets. We start with […]

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Studio Ghibli: Japan’s Anime Dream Factory: Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s magical kingdoms are very Japanese

Studio Ghibli: Japan’s Anime Dream Factory: Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s magical kingdoms are very Japanese – Upfront Tony McNicol STUDIO GHIBLI IS DIRECTOR Hayao Miyazaki’s world, the animation studio he established in 1985 with fellow filmmaker Isao Takahata. Now part of publishers Tokuma Shoten, Ghibli is one of a clutch of animation studios built along […]

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Rethinking telecommunications regulation: promoting a vibrant and competitive telecommunications sector in Japan

Rethinking telecommunications regulation: promoting a vibrant and competitive telecommunications sector in Japan – Opinion Lisa Suits THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAS a duty to present its citizens with a transparent telecommunications policy rationale that addresses national goals. However, one recent regulatory decision suggests that the regulator, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications […]

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The story of J@pan-Inc – “Japan Incorporated”, magazine

The story of J@pan-Inc – “Japan Incorporated”, magazine – Brief Article The term ‘Japan Incorporated’ was first used in a 1936 Fortune magazine article that said: “The industrial hierarchy of Japan is so compact that you can almost think of its works as the products of a single beautifully integrated and highly diversified corporation … […]

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Buyers and sellers – Internet users and e-commerce

Buyers and sellers – Internet users and e-commerce – Brief Article The latest survey of 2,714 Net users by IPSe Marketing Inc. determined that 77 percent had shopped via the Net, and 55 percent had participated in Net auctions. Among respondents to the survey, conducted July 10-13, 57.6 percent were females. The top three categories […]

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Directory listing: online shopping – Online Shopping

Directory listing: online shopping – Online Shopping – Directory Aunt Stella Inc Sunshine 60 Bldg. 40F, Box 1124, 1-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, 3-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-6040 Tel (03)3981-1789 Fax (03)5958-5799 URL www.auntstella.co.jp www.auntstella.com Contact person(s) Christine Dunkle E-mail helpdesk@auntstella.co.jp From the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country to your home–Aunt Stella Inc is an American company […]