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Economics focus | Lessons from a “lost decade” |
The parallels between America's financial crash and Japan's are greater than you might think. Both had crazy property markets; Japan had a stock market meltdown while USA has the financial industry; both cut interest rates. Japan was afflicted by deflation, which hasn't happened in the USA because of inflation (um, yay?). I agree with the think-tank member quoted, who says that Japan should have cleaned up its financial system if it wanted an economic recovery. The same is true of the USA, IMHO.
finance  economics  japan  usa 
august 2008 by gnat
Younghee Jung » Blog Archive » gradual dissemination: the usefulness of touch
suipo is japanese touch-as-interface mobile payment system. can even check into flights with it.
mobile  japan  ubicomp 
june 2008 by gnat
Japan: Google's Real-Life Lab
Google's challenges in Japan with savvy consumers. They hope to roll out what works there to the rest of the world. Obviously highly dependent on rest of world getting unsucky mobile bandwidth.
google  japan  ui  mobile 
february 2008 by gnat
Not invented here |
"Japanese firms did best in manufacturing industries with closed product designs that do not require collaboration with the rest of the industry, and worst in fields based on open standards and modular architectures". So Ruby is an outlier?
opensource  business  economics  japan  innovation 
december 2007 by gnat
Message in a bottle of sauce |
the challenges of opening Japan's traditional business practices (jobs for life, brands endure, companies are not baubles to be bought and sold) to M&A, buyouts, and all that drama. I like my business more conservative than the US, so approve of .jp
japan  business 
december 2007 by gnat
No country is an island |
regulatory policies that helped japanese businesses in the decades after ww2 are preventing the japanese markets being globalized. vodafone amusing failure in 2001. private equity opportunities, but PE viewed with suspicion.
business  japan  economics 
december 2007 by gnat
Japanese Text Books
best pregnancy book cover EVAR
japan  media  body 
november 2007 by gnat
Yamashita's gold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cryptonomicon plot element. Conspiracy theory suggests US found it and used it to fund covert ops during Cold War.
treasure  philippines  japan  history  conspiracy 
august 2007 by gnat
Mother of invention
japan has 3x patents/person than usa, even after discarding 1/3 patents. jp has odd patent system encouraging multiple patents.
japan  usa  patents 
august 2007 by gnat
Japanese companies in China
Japanese promote management by seniority, so poor prospects for Chinese. "If you want to learn about communism, work for a Japanese firm". Japanese firms looking away from China for mfg for many reasons.
china  japan  business 
july 2007 by gnat - Life - Japanese women bust out
japanese women grow boobs and bums. and this makes news in toronto.
japan  culture  body 
may 2007 by gnat

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