• International Business networking event: After 7 is back!
    October 1st, 2010By Category: Networking Events
    After 7, a networking event that brings together the managers, executives, CEOs and professionals who make up the international business community in Japan, is back. Spaces are now available but expect them to go fast. Read on and if the event sounds right for you, ... » Continue Reading
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  • 15 jobs in which you’re most likely to get divorced
    September 30th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    The below list, fist published by Business Insider and based on US census data, reveals the professions in which you will most likely get divorced. No teaching and no IT jobs make the top 15, but there are a few others that you will find listed in the GaijinPot jobs s ... » Continue Reading
  • Foreigners in business: Exporting fresh Japanese food by air
    September 28th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    We often take a look at foreign residents who have started their own businesses in Japan, branching out on their own. This story is of an Indian entrepreneur, who has launched a business to air freight Japanese vegetables and fish to other parts of Asia, keeping the ... » Continue Reading
  • Tales from the Eikaiwa: Teaching a lesson he won’t forget
    September 27th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    If you teach private English lessons in Japan, then you have would perhaps fit into two categories. Some teachers find and build great rapport with their students, creating interesting classes which keep their students coming back for more. Others, of course, have a ... » Continue Reading
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    Foreigners in business: Leading a digital ‘evilution’
    September 22nd, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Ask Enrique Bonansea what his company emonster does and he is likely to say they build the unbuildable, what others say cannot be done or don’t have the imagination to realize it. With 20 years experience, emonster is an i3Development software company (iPod + iPhone + ... » Continue Reading
  • New Text Books for Japan’s teachers next year
    September 21st, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Alarmed that its students are falling behind those in rival nations such as South Korea and Hong Kong, Japan is adding about 1,200 pages to elementary school textbooks, bringing the total across all subjects for six years from 4,900 pages today to nearly 6,100. It's ... » Continue Reading
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    The 10 most popular businesses for foreigners to start up in Japan
    September 14th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    The website Kigyojapan.com (Entrepreneur Japan) has listed the top 10 businesses that are most popular with foreigners who start their own company while living in Japan. Of course, it is far from certain that entering into these business will make you a fortune – or ... » Continue Reading
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    John Williams: A foreign movie producer in Japan
    September 3rd, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    John Williams has been making films since he was 14. Growing up in Wales, Williams had little idea where his passion for filmmaking would take him. After studying French and German Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, he worked as a French teacher in North London ... » Continue Reading
  • Japanese women stand low on the corporate ladder
    August 30th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Twenty five years have passed since Japan passed the Equal Employment Opportunity Law for Men and Women in order to fight gender inequality at the workplace. By this time, people might think that a horde of college-educated women are calling the shots as corporate ma ... » Continue Reading
  • Remaining upbeat in a down economy
    August 30th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Although the economy in Japan is slowly jugging along, it certainly isn't back to the full health of recent years and the strong yen is providing extra challenges in the local market. In this situation how do you remain positive, how do you find the peace of mind fro ... » Continue Reading
  • Geek guide to life
    August 30th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    This excellent – and useful in a practical sense - infographic popped up on Geekolgie over the weekend. For both the hard-up job seeker and the busy worker ant out there, it offers plenty of helpful tips to make life a lot more productive and maybe just a little easi ... » Continue Reading
  • Google Top IT Brand in Japan
    August 27th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    We covered a while ago how Google has become the number one choice of where to work for graduates in Japan and now comes this; PCWorld is reporting how the Google brand has just become the number one for IT in Japan. As the PC magazine points out, Microsoft's past in ... » Continue Reading