direction arrows The Full-stack Travel Company What does Full Stack" mean? Well it refers to a new generation of software developers who not only handle databases and servers, but also systems engineering and client-facing interfaces (UX). Terrie's Take Toyota - Late to the Party and Making Up for Lost Time Toyota announced that one of its subsidiaries had set itself the goal of developing a "supercomputer-on-wheels" self-driving vehicle ready to demonstrate at the Tokyo Olympics one year from now. Terrie's Take
Tokyo stock exchange How Japan’s Government is Embracing The Age of The Bitcoin When the mysterious figure of Satoshi Nakamoto first devised the Bitcoin and introduced the concept of the cryptocurrency to the world it’s unlikely that he (or she, or they) could have foreseen that in just eight years its value could be over US$11,000 per coin. Bitcoin coins photo Why Is Bitcoin Now So Popular in Japan? There is no doubt that Japan is one of the leading bitcoin nations right now. Indeed, on some days up to 60% of all the trades carried out on the planet originate here. So, what is it that has led to the virtual currency being so accepted here when other countries have been far slower in taking it up? Mastering the Art of Deadly Change Mastering the Deadly Art of Change Many businesses try to change...but few succeed. At best, a few buzzwords and new reports become part of the company’s structure. At worst, programs crash and burn...'s bloggers are selected using strict criteria. All conflicts of interest are mentioned. All opinions are those of the individuals.

Gambling Drives Macau’s Economy – But is it Time for Change?

If there is one phrase which describes the financial performance of the autonomous region of Macau, it is punching above its own weight. Thought to be home to just 600,000 people, the area remains in rude health with its economy expanding by 6.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 and growth across the first three-quarters of the year being recorded at 9.3 percent year-on-year in real terms.

Top 5 Green/Techie Trends for 2017

Started two years ago, I have been writing about future trends for the upcoming years. Last year, I wrote about the top 5 green trends for 2016 so I thought I would repeat the idea this year but I would throw a twist by mixing green with techie as it is what Fullcircle Innovations's newest site: is all about it.

The green revolution 2.0

As the world continues to dump down oil barrels prices, searching for new political collaborations and resources alternatives, shutting down nuclear plants (well, Japan still needs to learn from this one) and reinventing itself towards a greener path. We can finally sing along (paraphrasing Phill Collins): "I can feel it coming : green is in the air tonight, oh Lord And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord "

Japan's Departure Tax - The Perfect Stealth Grab for Half a Billion Dollars

Japan introduced its first new tax in 28 years, which is a traveler departure tax of JPY1,000 per passenger aged two or older and who is not in the armed forces, government, or other exempt category.

Transgender Work-arounds in Japan, e-biz news from Japan

The Supreme Court (of Japan) upheld a law that requires transgender people to undergo surgery to remove their biological organs if they want to be recognized by the state as the gender that they identify with.

The Type of MICE Tourism Japan Really Doesn't Need

Predatory academic journals and their related (also predatory) international conferences, and how they are mushrooming here in Japan.

Terrie's Predictions for 2019

Ghosn fundamentally gets off -- Trump reverberations for Japan -- Consumption tax increase passes, and is non-event -- Immigration policy loosens further -- Resurgence in bankruptcies.

Japan's Hidden Corporate Taxes, e-biz news from Japan

In reviewing the tax burden numbers we became curious about how Japan fares in comparison with other countries. In particular, how does Japan shape up not just for corporate tax, but the social taxes that come with employing people?