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Biz matchmaker helps free employees, turn everyone into an expert

By Shusuke Murai
- via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

Eiko Hashiba, co-founder and CEO of VisasQ Inc., stands in her office at Aobadai in Tokyo's Meguro Ward, on June 13. | YOSHIAKI MIURA

In Japan’s notoriously closed business culture, employees rarely enjoy opportunities to expand their professional networks or test their skills and knowledge outside their companies.Eiko Hash...

Google hit with €4.3 billion fine by EU and told to alter Android model

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a joint press at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. The same day the EU gave Google 90 days to end 'illegal' practices surrounding its Android operating system or face further fines, after slapping a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion) anti-trust penalty on the US tech giant. | AFP-JIJI

Google was fined €4.3 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union and ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on ...

Five years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit boasts rebirth but at a cost

via The Japan Times    Jul 16, 2018

James Murphy (left) and Bryan Knoche work the counter at Fred's Key Shop in Midtown Detroit July 11. Five years after Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Knoche says the small, family-owned locksmith business is 'busier than ever' because more people are moving into the area. | AP

It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time ...

Tenants: We were pushed out of rent-stabilized flats for luxury condo buyers at Kushner Cos. property

via The Japan Times    Jul 16, 2018

This June 28 photo shows 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York owned by the Kushner Cos. An Associated Press investigation into one of the Kushner Cos.' largest residential buildings in New York City reveals what some residents say was a campaign that used noisy construction to push rent-stabilized tenants out and bring high-paying condo buyers in. More than a dozen tenants told AP that they were subjected to relentless banging, drilling, dust and rats. | AP

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section ...

World needs 43,000 more commercial aircraft in next 20 years: Boeing CEO

via The Japan Times    Jul 16, 2018

The nose cone of a Boeing Co. 747 cargo aircraft operated by CargoLogicAir Ltd. lifts during a demonstration showing the loading of a Jeep, during preparations ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018 in Farnborough, England, on Sunday. | BLOOMBERG

The world needs to produce 43,000 new aircraft over the next two decades to meet booming demand, Boeing’s CEO forecast here on Sunday.Dennis Muilenberg, chief ...

Large percentage of private lodgings in Okinawa vanish after new minpaku law takes effect

via The Japan Times    Jul 13, 2018

With its abundant, pristine beaches and renowned cultural and historic sites, it’s little surprise that Okinawa Prefecture became a hot market for minpaku (private lodging) ...

Hi-speed rail will usher in new era of travel in United States

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 12, 2015

One of the operators of the world’s first high-speed train, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), believes that the U.S. market is ripe for so-called bullet trains, which will introduce a new...

Peruvian law firms become first stop for Asian business

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

Miranda & Amado, a law firm based in the Peruvian capital Lima, has seen increased interest from Asian companies wanting to operate in the country.

U.S. law firm grows on surge in Japanese investment

By Karl Cryer
-    Jun 01, 2015

Amid a growing trend of Japanese companies expanding to the Southern United States, Ohashi & Horn is well prepared to assist investors from the Asian giant.

Canadian conglomerate eyes Asia for more growth

By Karl Cryer
-    May 22, 2015

With business interests and companies located around the world, the Jim Pattinson Group bets on Asia for more opportunities to expand.

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