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* J. Dax Hansen (co-author of A Web of Rules, page 41) practices law at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, helping companies with licensing, Internet law, general business and international business transactions. He has spent several years in Japan engaged in various activities, including research of the Japanese legal system under the supervision of the Supreme Court of Japan and a Tokyo law firm. Situated on the US side of the Pacific Rim since getting his law degree at Brigham Young University, he maintains his connection with Japan by advising Japan-related clients and serving on the Board of Directors for the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington.

* Debbi Gardiner (Women's Business, page 10) was 21 when she left bucolic New Zealand on a one-way ticket for Japan. Plans to backpack around Asia were abandoned once she got hooked on Japan's language and office culture. She sold advertising for magazines and was an executive assistant in Tokyo for five years. In San Francisco, she has just graduated from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and writes feature articles for Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and the Financial Times. Writing for J@pan Inc has been a chance for Gardiner to cover a favorite topic: cross-cultural business relations.

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