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Tag Archive: Culture

Japanese businessmen

What the recent comedian scandal teaches us about business in Japan

by CarterJMRN 5 Lessons on business in Japan Japan’s entertainment scene was shaken last month when Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. said it terminated ...
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washoku Japanese cuisine

Fast Food vs World Heritage: Why the Golden Arches Won’t Devour Washoku

Walking around any major street in Tokyo, you will find American fast-food chains peacefully co-existing next to soba, tempura and sushi restaurants ...
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The Life Changing Magic of Questioning Assumptions

The Life Changing Magic of Questioning Assumptions

By Dominic Carter I must admit to witnessing the recent KonMari phenomenon with some bemusement. Like millions of others I did indeed ...
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Young and Careful: Japan's Strangely Conservative Youth

Young and Careful: Japan’s Strangely Conservative Youth

By Dominic Carter When I was a kid I used to love watching the 80’s American TV show, “Family Ties”. If you’re of ...
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Homeward Bound?

Homeward Bound?

By Dominic Carter Coming from a land of suburban castles it’s sometimes a little surprising for Americans to see the relative lack ...
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Grass Eaters

Grass Eaters

By: Dominic Carter It was back in 2006 that columnist, Maki Fukusawa, alerted us to the possibility that Japan’s fabled salarymen were ...
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