APRIL 2020  / BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

A distinctive personality

The iconic David Bowie had many faces (and hairstyles) over the more than four decades of his career.

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“At the core of every memorable experience is people”

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Don’t grab the wheel

Although it will still be a while before the elusive flying car takes to the skies, automated driving has arrived. Well, almost.

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Solidarity in action

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, Ambassador of the EU to Japan Patricia Flor sat down with Eurobiz Japan — at a safe social distance — to speak about the EU’s response to the coronavirus…

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USM U. Schaerer Sons K.K.

Founded in 1885, Swiss firm USM creates modular furniture for a diverse clientele of businesses and individuals.

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The new EBC

In the first three months of the new decade, the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) underwent some of the biggest structural and aesthetic changes since it was founded in 1972.

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The personal touch

Technology is changing the recruitment industry. New services — such as online interviews, video CVs and AI-enabled resume matching — have allowed many firms to accelerate their processes.

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Strong ties through the highs and lows

For three years, Ambassador of Italy to Japan Giorgio Starace has been successfully promoting trade, businesses, and culture from Italy in Japan.

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Productivity problems

Japan’s 2.2% unemployment rate may be a point of pride for the country among the Group of Seven (G7) nations, but its workforce has not historically been a paragon of productivity.

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Laurus International School of Science

The first and only international science school in Japan, Laurus International School of Science focuses on providing an interdisciplinary science

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Don’t get left behind

Are you ready for the digital economy?

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Growing ambitions

After working as an interpreter, Roxane de Bilderling began a career in diplomacy in 2000, working first in Brussels and then as first secretary at the Embassy of Belgium in Nairobi, where she was also deputy permanent representative to the UN Environment Programme and the UN Human Settlement Programme.

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A new age of crime

Not everyone is enthused about Japan’s experiment with increasing immigration. Last April, the government tweaked its visa rules to allow more workers from abroad.

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PMC Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1974, PMC is one of Tokyo’s foremost business development firms for foreign businesses.

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Leading the revolution

People look to their leaders to guide them through challenges and changes. But as corporate Japan confronts the need to revolutionise its many outdated practices, are Japan Inc.’s leaders up to the task?

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Something different

In the mid-19th century, George Pullman founded the luxury railroad manufacturing business the Pullman Company, which is credited with building the US’s first sleeping cars.

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10 years, 120 issues, one major milestone

This month, Eurobiz Japan celebrates its 10th anniversary. It marks a decade of coverage on the strengthening of ties between the EU and Japan.

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From milestone to milestone

Last year was an important milestone in diplomatic ties between Austria and Japan as they celebrated 150 years of bilateral relations, holding numerous events in both countries to mark the occasion.

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