By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

By William Pesek Corporate Japan’s sexism is so internalized that even the good news on women in the workforce tends to be bad When he returned to office in 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doused his manifesto in pink, sensing the need to broaden his Liberal Democratic Party’s appeal, he made empowering women a central … Continue reading By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

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Japan – Reinventing the casino

By Daniel Hurst and Peter Langan If Hollywood movies reflect the evolving image of casinos — think Ian Fleming’s suave James Bond to Martin Scorsese’s Las Vegas mobsters — the next image iteration is wave pools, Michelin-starred restaurants, retail therapy and plenty for the kids. The casino business has been reinventing itself around entertainment for … Continue reading Japan – Reinventing the casino

SoftBank fund opens loophole for Chinese investors in US tech

By Doug Tsuruoka March 2017 A US$100 billion war chest is likely to court the type of Chinese investors previously barred from involvement in strategic technologies Japanese technology tycoon Masayoshi Son announced late last year he would set up the US$100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund to pour money into promising new technologies and undervalued technology … Continue reading SoftBank fund opens loophole for Chinese investors in US tech

Russia – Japan Territorial dispute, Peace Agreement and Putin – Abe Summit

  Russia's position on Kuril islands TOKYO, December 16. /TASS/. Solution to the territorial dispute and the conclusion of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan cannot be reached instantly, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed at a press conference after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. "It would be naive to believe … Continue reading Russia – Japan Territorial dispute, Peace Agreement and Putin – Abe Summit