MARCH 2020  / BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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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“ultimately, technology is a tool
that should support personal relationships”

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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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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 But as corporate Japan confronts the need to revolutionise its many outdated practices, are Japan Inc.’s leaders up to the task?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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Heineken Kirin K.K.

Last year was a groundbreaking one for Heineken, with the spectacular success of Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, for which it was a worldwide partner.

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Active in all areas of economic life

With more than 30 years at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, Susanne Welter has had a number of diverse postings, including to countries in Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

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Never standing still

In 1554, German theologian Caspar Huberinus coined the expression, “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, or, “The times change, and we change with them”, to express an undeniable reality of life.

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Adapting to the climate crisis

Although ideological holdouts remain, denying the mounting evidence of climate change is becoming akin to refusing to believe the earth is round.

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm with over 45 offices globally. It has been in Japan for nearly 30 years.

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