On the cover: Goro Tatsumi, president of the Osaka Stock Exchange Photograph by Kyodo News
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|From the Editor
Tatsumi's struggle to rebuild the OSE is one of many recent examples of change percolating in Japan. The odds may be against him, but I wouldn't count him out.
Michael Thuresson, Jon Metzler, Sohbi Iida
|The Story of J@pan Inc
In 1999, while trying to come up with a name for our new technology magazine, we hit upon J@pan Inc.
|To the Editor
When, oh when, will the myth of "lifetime" employment be laid to rest?
|Coming Next Month in J@pan Inc
The Bare Knuckle Success Story of K1, Investing in Tokyo Real Estate and more...
|Ishihara's Tokyo Revival Bonds Start Strong
Tokyo Govenor Shintaro Ishihara is not alone in trying to diversify the source of local government's revenue, but he has a special way of getting public attention.
|Ghosn, Other Business Leaders Call For More Foreign Investment
Increase in foreign direct investment on the cards? Lets see if Koizumi can translate his words into action.
|Can Japan Come Back? The Pacific Council Thinks So
"We believe that the fashionable notion of a Japan in inexorable decline is misleading," the council's task force says.
|Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Eyes Stake in Aozora Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking is thinking of buying all of the approximately 49 percent stake that finacially troubled Softbank holds in Aozora Bank.
|Goodbye to the Glory Days
Trading houses shift from being all-around elites to focused middlemen.
The Best of J@pan Inc's Newsletters: Gadget Watch, Wireless Watch and Music Media Watch
|Turning the Criminally Absurb into Art
Issey Ogata and Kaori Momoi look at the dark side of life in Japan and laugh about it.
|Home is Where the Car Ads Are
New Zealand's pristine countryside is dotted with camera crews.
|Keitai Cartoon Antics Get Personal
The latest craze is turning yourself into an animated character.
|Ready to Rock
KDDI's song clip download service could be the next hot item in mobile content.
|More Than Meets the Eye
Why are the banks reacting so strongly to the supposedly watered down Financial Revival Program?
|'Gamemaking God' Turns to the Small Screen But will his sports games make it in Japan?
People like to play games, move and communicate. And this all points to a potentially large market for interactive gaming on mobile phones.
|The OSE Is Not Dead Yet
Goro Tatsumi's ambitious plan to revive the Osaka Stock Exchange post-Nasdaq may just work. Alex Stewart reports.
|Love in the Age of Spam
Online dating sites prove that looking for love is a recession-proof industry.
|The Art of Killing Time Online
Transpacific alliances are all the rage in the booming business of wireless gaming.
|Cable TV: Lots of Viewers, Little Profit
The cable TV audience grows, but profit is hard to come by.
What the right-wingers are singing, talking on your keitai, and the cost of picking up garbage.
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