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super solo: single life in Japan

Japan’s Growing Lone-Wolf Tribe of Forever Singles

Whether you call it solo katsu, the super-solo life or ohitorisama (“doing things on your own”), living single is big in Japan ...
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Dark Days Could Lead to Dawn of Japanese Entrepreneurship

Dark Days Could Lead to Dawn of Japanese Entrepreneurship

By Debbie Howard The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, or GEM has pointed out that in “2000–2009, Japan recorded one of the lowest rates ...
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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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Japan As a Post-Branding Society?

Japan As a Post-Branding Society?

By: Dominic Carter In a 1988 work entitled Postmodernism and Japan,[i] the authors make the interesting hypothesis that what is “postmodern” in the West ...
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SŌshoku Danshi

SŌshoku Danshi

By: Dominic Carter Walking up and down the streets of Shibuya on a Saturday afternoon, Yuuji Morimoto was surprised at what he ...
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Transitioning Japan creates opportunities for collaboration

Transitioning Japan creates opportunities for collaboration

By: Debbie Howard Even though Japan has historically been “change averse,” movement over the past several years on a number of fronts ...
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