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Yamaha Motor Presents “Master of Torque” — An Original Short Anime Series

A fully subtitled 4-part series with a global audience in mind!

Master of Torque Yamaha Motor has released the fourth and final episode of its original short anime series, “Master of Torque.” This project represents a new endeavor by Yamaha to communicate the motorcycling lifestyle through a story set in a semi-fictional Tokyo, Japan. All four episodes can be viewed on the official YouTube channel and the anime’s special Read more…

Book Excerpt: “A Night Out in Tokyo” From Glimpses Of Snow Country: Travels In Japan By David Clive Price

“I devoured it in one sitting” – Susan Sontag (1933 – 2004), author, filmmaker and political activist

Glimpses Of Snow Country - Travels In JapanDavid Clive Price is an international cultural expert and author of several books on Asian culture and business including The Master Key To Asia. First published in 1984, Glimpses of Snow Country: Travels in Japan has been revised and updated to include three new chapters on aspects of Japan and glimpses of Snow Country in Hokkaido, Takayama and Nagano, and is set for publication on 1st December 2014. It’s been described as a fascinating diary of intercultural life that illustrates the complex strands of Japanese attitudes towards work, ancient beliefs, and national Read more…

Poker Set To Finally Penetrate Japanese Gaming Industry

April 30, 2014 1 comment

Japan could experience a poker boom as casino legislation comes closer to being passed!

(Image source: www.skift.com)

Japan and gaming have become almost synonymous ever since Nintendo basically conquered the world with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. This love affair with gaming goes beyond the living room and out into the arcades. Just consider the popularity of pachinko, which according to Japan-Zone.com commands a whopping 40% of the country’s leisure industry. Read more…

What Are Apartments Like In Japan?

April 23, 2014 1 comment

No sense dwelling on small places!

japanese apartment 4Moving abroad and trying to adjust to life in another country can be both exciting and highly stressful. Starting over in a place like Japan is no exception. In addition to adapting to the culture, you must also be sure you can find an affordable place to live.

It’s important to know what apartments are like in Japan before you travel. This cuts down on the culture shock and also allows you to begin planning a rational budget that will Read more…

J-Economy: Top Tech Jobs In Japan

February 10, 2014 1 comment

A short guide for technoheads looking for the right career!

hiragana keyboardIt’s a huge job market out there. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons, Japan is a great place to start. If you have a gift for the technical, and in some cases are geeky when it comes to gadgets and the latest software, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in Japan.

More job seekers are willing to try new adventures. A change of scenery will make you a Read more…

3 Foreign Cars Making Their Way To The Japanese Market

January 25, 2014 4 comments

Overseas auto companies steer towards Japanese market!

VW Golf RWhen many of us think of the foreign auto market, we think of companies bringing autos from other parts of the world to our home countries. However, that is a very limited outlook because there is another side to that coin. The foreign auto market also includes the opposite; selling our vehicles to Read more…

3 Quick And Essential Tips For Spending Money In Japan

January 17, 2014 6 comments

How to be mindful in the state of yen!

Yen - Japanese currencyIf you’re getting ready to travel to Japan as a tourist or for a business trip, things could go much more smoothly after you take a bit of time to learn the basics of spending money there. Foreigners characteristically feel a bit overwhelmed when dealing with a new currency, but as you’ll soon see, it’s not difficult to Read more…

Four Hundredth Anniversary Of The Death Of Tokugawa Ieyasu & Japan400 Anniversary Event An Answering Visit Of Emissaries From Sumpu-Shizuoka, Four Centuries Later

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Tokugawa Ieyasu & Japan400 Anniversary Event An Answering Visit of Emissaries from Sumpu-Shizuoka, Four Centuries LaterDate: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: SOAS (University of London)

Event Information

Part I: Japan400 Ceremony and Presentations

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Japan Promotes Its Events Industry In Thailand

August 14, 2013 2 comments

Japan aims to revive it’s economy through hosting Asian and International events!

Japan Events in BangkokSingapore, 12 August 2013 – Japanese MICE exhibitors are returning to IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific with the largest delegation from the country since 2010.

Comprising of Convention Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs), corporate companies and hospitality chains, the Japan cluster includes Read more…

Exhibition: The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition London

“Photography is the art of visually carving out a primary moment and making it eternal!” His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the UK

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionMarch 2013 marks the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. To celebrate the nation’s courage and international support the Asahi Shimbun, widely regarded as one of Japan’s most respected daily newspapers, and Mitsubishi Corporation have come together to host the Great East Japan Earthquake Press photo Exhibition which Read more…

The Panasonic Hero Generator App

September 29, 2012 1 comment

How to become Ultra Hero!

Have you always wanted to be recognised as a hero and to make it onto the front page of a national newspaper but didn’t actually fancy saving the life of anyone or doing anything else that would put your own life in danger? Well, thanks to our friends at Panasonic, your dream can come true – and you won’t even have to leave your bedroom.

I know what you’re thinking. Your thinking you’ll probably have to do something outrageous like wear your underwear over a pair of tights or Read more…

DA&D Presents PechaKucha: Japan In Aid Of The Ashinaga Organisation

PechaKucha: Japan 23 May, Doors open at 6.00pm, lecture starts at 7pm Logan Hall, Institute of Education

Just over a year after the tsunami sent shockwaves through a country and around the world, DA&D are putting together a collection of the design and communication world’s greatest stars to share stories about Read more…

Tests Results For Radioactive Cesium In Shizuoka Prefecture Green Tea

Based on the Shizuoka Tea Research Center analyses!

Diverse Japan has just been informed by Otsuka Tea Co., Ltd about the radiation test results on tea grown in the Shizuoka area (home of Mt. Fuji) undertaken by the Shizuoka Tea Research Center in cooperation with the Shizuoka Prefectural Government. And it’s good news for tea lovers!

Radioactive cesium above the regulatory limit was detected in green tea produced in Shizuoka this year due to the Read more…

Japan And The World Stage – A Mini Survey

Japan’s perceptions of herself!

This article and survey is the work of Tania Coke, a business consultant, mediator and performing artist living in Tokyo, and is published in full on the Business Works magazine website.  It is an interesting contrast to the previous article/survey Japan – Conflicting Opinions: UK Attitudes To Japanese Business & Products. Read more…

Japan – Conflicting Opinions: UK Attitudes To Japanese Business and Products

March 14, 2012 3 comments

The future for Japan can be extremely positive!

Anime, ikebana, karate, sushi … Japan holds many fascinations. Most, if not all of us, own something Japanese, whether it be electronics or cars. But what do we really think about Japanese products and business?

The answer seems to be that most people do not think much about Japanese business at all. Not that they are negative; Read more…

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