TT-702 -- New JTA Campaign -- What Makes Japan Unique is Japanese Themselves, ebiz news from Japan

A new JTA video project ran for five months and culminated in the launch of the JTA's new media offering -- a massive collection of 160 videos -- that has been turned loose on the Internet.

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TT-701 -- Many More Bankruptcies Next Month? E-biz news from Japan.

While the world looks at Japan and thinks that a recovery is underway, the reality is that up 25% of Japan's functioning (versus dormant) companies are instead tottering on the edge of insolvency.

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TT-700 -- Why Kameda May Regret its US Cracker Deal, ebiz news from Japan

Kameda told the Nikkei it was buying MGC because of a familiar reason -- the market in Japan is mature and flat and the firm is looking for growth strategies abroad.

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TT-699 -- 2012 Ad Spending Shows Interesting Trends, ebiz news from Japan

Dentsu, the world's largest single-brand advertising agency, has just released the preliminary version of its 2012 report on advertising in Japan.

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TT-698 -- Japan's Competition for Immigrants, ebiz news from Japan

Japan's Highly Skilled Foreign Professional visa introduced in July last year targets technology immigrants and offers on a new points system a very easy 5-year work visa with all the trimmings.

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TT-697 -- Containing China with Arms Exports. Ebiz news from Japan.

Given China's predilection for confrontation and even armed conflict with its neighbors, Japan will be caught with a difficult decision should China decide to invade the Senkakus.

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TT-696 -- Choosing Not to Work Full-time, ebiz news from Japan

The percentage of non-regular to full-time workers is now a record 28.75%, almost 18m people (there are 62m in the workforce), and this is not just a temporary trend.

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TT-695 -- Where to Find Venture Funding in 2013, ebiz news from Japan

Things have changed a lot since the heady days of 1998-1999, when the 4-year US dotcom bubble had just hit Japan's shores and when it was possible to raise a hundred million yen on a mere business plan.

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TT-694 -- GS Yuasa Battery Cause of 787 Fire? Ebiz news from Japan.

Among various incidents which prompted Dreamliner aircraft to be grounded have been the incineration of the auxiliary power unit on an empty JAL aircraft and later a forced landing of an ANA jet with another major electrical problem.

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TT-693 -- Bonsoy Class Action in Australia, ebiz news in Japan

A little publicized class action court case is going on in the Supreme Court in Australia, which may have long-term ramifications for smaller Japanese health food exporters.

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