TT-604 -- Why Japan Needs the TPP Trade Pact, e-biz news from Japan

PM Naoto Kan announced to bring Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.


Changing the Status Quo

IllustrationBy Brad Frischkorn -- The future of stock exchange technology in Japan -- Almost since its inception in 1878, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been synonymous with trading in the Japanese financial markets. Other regional bourses do exist to serve investors, but after careful merging and consolidation over the decades, the TSE remains the unquestioned benchmark.


Japanese Housewife Online Traders

Currency markets: a popular option for amateur e-tradersBy Antonia McLaughlin -- The Japanese housewife is an iconic and integral part of the Japanese populace. She holds much domestic power, often autonomously, while her husband is working all hours of the day and night. She also holds the purse strings of her husband’s salary which, according to some analysts, is an estimated ¥12.5 trillion in household savings. The Japanese housewife has recently taken on a whole new level of meaning, and is redefining the very concept of domestic housework in the form of online currency trading.


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