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Special Report: How to Lead the Changing Japan

Lessons on Smart Cities from Post-Earthquake Japan

By Shojiro Nakamura and Hiroyuki Okabe A crisis can also reveal new pathways of opportunity. More than eight years ago, what is called the Great East...

Very special Ks: kamishibais, from “kokusaku” to “kyokan”, ie from war propaganda to sharing...

By Megumi Bailey and Géraldine Enjelvin A centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition is being revived for modern audiences. Meet kamishibai – from kami, meaning paper...

Tamago-ya – The Bento King of Tokyo

By Seungjin Whang Tamago-ya (meaning “Egg-shop”) was founded by Isatsugu Sugahara in 1975, as a small mom-and-pop bento (“boxed lunch”) shop. Under the entrepreneurial leadership...

Empowering Your Leadership at the Pulse of Business in New York City

A Special Interview with Professor Paul Ingram, Faculty Director of the Advanced Management Programme at Columbia Business School Executive Education.

Say Hello to Japan’s New Generation Workers

By Alecsandra Tubiera The new generation – or mostly known as the millennial generation – is the current age of workers in Japan, innovating ideas...

Revolutionising Japan’s Businesses Through Women

By Alecsandra Tubiera   There will always be a call for more women in the workforce, and as times are changing, it is evident that women...

Japan’s politics is opening up to women, but don’t expect a feminist revolution yet

Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing women in positions of power becomes...

Why Workstyle Reform Just Might Work in Japan

By Ginka Toegel Ikigai– in Japanese it means, loosely, “what makes life worth living.”  If reforms by the Shinzō Abe government succeed, it may one day...

Japan in the Face of Breaking Into New Working Culture

By Alecsandra Tubiera  The land of the rising sun, Japan – in its entirety is often viewed as a place filled with extraordinary ideas and...

Toward Japan’s Economic End-Game

By Dan Steinbock As the spotlight has been on Japan's new Emperor Naruhito, the economy is coping with half a decade of Abenomics, monetary injections, huge...

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