JIN-429 -- What do you know about hostessing? Part one

This week’s JIN comes from a young woman who worked in the hostess trade in Japan. It chronicles some of her experiences and wider observations about the industry. To be continued... Read Now


Terrie's Job Tips -- Team Training: Part Two - LINC Computer Story

Back in the late 1980's and early 1990's I had a rapidly growing IT and outsourcing business called LINC Computer. We were pretty much the first foreign-run IT company in Japan specifically servicing other foreign firms, and since we started business in 1987, our timing turned out to be well synched to the growth of the financial services bubble in the late 1980's.


TT-434 -- Aojiru in your tank, ebiz news from Japan

Find out about the health food drink named Aojiru, "a reconstituted juice made from the powders of dried vegetable leaves such as Kale, Barley,Wheat, and Komatsuna sprouts." Includes industry analysis and even a suggestion for how to improve the taste of this bright green, healthy brain & body fuel. Plus news summaries and feedack for Terrie's Take on the lay judge system. Read Now


GW-271 -- The Hottest Gizmos and Gadgets from Japan

Name: SD-HDC032GT4, SD-HC016GT4, SD-MH008GA
Category: Flash memory card
Price: Open Price
Release date in Japan: January 2008
For this and other new gadgets Read More

JIN-428 -- India-Japan Relations

If Mr. Abe has gone to India to escape the heat, he is probably in for a disappointment, although he is at least out of the political heat back home for a while. But what is Mr. Abe doing there and what does this visit mean for the alleged convergence in India-Japan relations? Read Now

Terrie's Job Tips -- Team Training: Part One - You Come First

Some years ago in my first IT business, LINC Computer, we had a situation where the company was growing quickly, but the pressure of the growth was starting to have a negative effect on the team. People were becoming stressed out, tired, irritable, unpredictable, selfish, uncommunicative, bullying or submissive, and increasingly unresponsive to their clients. While it wasn't a total melt down, the resignations of several key people made me realize as the CEO something needed to be done.


FW-105 -- The Summer Blues: Cutting Aircon Costs

Frugal Watch offers some tips on how to survive the heat without spending your month's salary on air conditioning. Read Now

JIN-427 -- Trouble in the post

This weeks JIN looks at how the changing political landscape in Japan might impact on the plans to privatize Japan Post, in light of a recent announcement by the DPJ that they will be proposing a bill to freeze the process. Read Now

TT-433 -- 10 best inventions, ebiz news from Japan

For those who claim that Japan falls behind in terms of its number of original inventions, we decided to do some research of our own, and have come up with a list of 10 modern inventions, not just improved products, that we think lend some evidence that the Japanese do have what it takes. Read Terrie's Take Now