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

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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

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TT-432 -- Nineyou debacle, ebiz news from Japan

Terrie delves into the implications of the recent IPO of Chinese online gaming company Nineyou. Why was the share price so low? What are the consequences of Chinese entrepreneurs' lack of market experience? How big are the risks for those speculating on similar Chinese companies? Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-431 -- Lay Judges, ebiz news from Japan

With the jury system due to be implemented in Japan in 2009, Terrie explores some of the criticism of and problems with the proposed system as well as wider reflections on business, justice and democracy. Plus, the usual must-read round up of Japanese business news. Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-430 -- Bull-Dog bites back, ebiz news from Japan

This week we're going to try something new. A reader has posted a commentary about the Bull-Dog Sauce/Steel Partners showdown and discusses whether or not the Japanese courts should be taking sides in their rulings. We then comment about the posting, as we ask whether the Japanese have got it so wrong? Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-429 -- Off-shoring to keep up

Can Japan cope? An increasing demand for smarter consumer electronics products and services infrastructure has caused major personnel headaches in a country where there is already a shortage of IT engineers. In the struggle to keep up many companies are turning to off-shoring, but what are the pitfalls of this approach? Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-428 -- Profits from the Forensics of Finance

With the impending J-SOX legislation on the horizon the market has provided lucrative opportunities for computer forensics companies. This week's newsletter zooms in on one company's story of success in this field and their "perfect" business plan. Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-427 -- Light bulbs in Japan--a hot topic

This week Terrie uncovers an often overlooked way to save energy and touches on the money trail in the Whaling industry after a reader makes an interesting comment...

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TT-426 -- Japan, the Land of Concrete

This week Terrie explains how concrete has changed the face of Japan and why a new coating technology is increasing the life of concrete buildings. Read Terrie's Take Now

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TT-425 -- A Reluctant Host? Japan's Tourism Industry

Japan's 'cheapskate' marketing of itself as a tourism destination, and its lack of realism about where its overseas visitors are actually coming from, constitute Terrie's main focus this week. He argues that Japanese tour operators are now "paying the price for this timidity and lack of vision." Read Terrie's Take Now

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