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Nationwide department store monthly sales rose 3.9% year-on-year in March, and in Tokyo alone rose nearly 6%. It was the third consecutive month of growth. Revenues were buoyed by strong sales of luxury brands of accessories, jewellery in particular, and apparel since the beginning of spring. Initial results for April were also almost all positive, [...]
A television programme about Kiyoshi Amemiya was the first step in Jun Yamazaki’s path to the minefields of such war-ravaged locations as Cambodia, Angola and Colombia. As president of Yamanashi Hitachi Construction Machinery, Amemiya had spent years developing, and energetically deploying, mechanical systems for clearing land mines. The activity appealed strongly to Yamazaki’s humanitarian sense. At [...]
16 May, Grand Hyatt Tokyo
David C Hulme talks with Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe of Keio University’s Department of International Political Economy.
Sometimes we need to step back from politics, economics and other “very important” issues and make sure there is room in our lives for family, friends and self-nurturing. When we return to the big issues, it can be good to reflect on just how big they are. In this issue, David McNeill (Too soon to [...]