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Deciding what happens and the desire to change
The Editor's page.
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Don't look back.
|The Pulse 1
-- Ashikaga Implodes.
-- ATR Innovates.
|The Pulse 2
Technology and Finance News.
|No Longer Sure about Sony
How Japan's global electronics giant fell asleep at the wheel.
|Selling Safety gets Serious
Security giant Secom soars on a mix of media hype and menace.
|The Bloom is off the Boom, and the Yen also Rises
Our analyst sees the market dipping as currencies play power games.
|In Search of Shikoku's Youth
Our intrepid columnist treks from bridges to bullfights.
|Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Attorney Glenn Newman explains the protocol and potential pitfalls of divorcing your Japan-based distributor.
Jan Krikke takes us through a time machine of technology and tradition to answer a nagging question: Is there something inherently digital about Asia?
|The DoCoMo Mojo
Authors Chetan Sharma and Yasuhisa Nakamura deconstruct DoCoMo's dramatic success -- and reveal why Europe and the US are failing the grade.
News & Info
|Getting an Education in Tokyo
From kindergarten to college, the opportunities for an English-language education in Tokyo have never been better. But how do you make the right choice?
On super cellphones, superior CEOs and selling sleep.
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