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  1. Supermarket superwoman

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... who grows up and overcomes all obstacles to become the owner of a big supermarket chain in Japan. Mrs Hayashi, too, started from scratch. She is the daughter of a vegetable market broker; with neither MBA nor powerful family connections, she rose to the top through her own efforts. In contrast to the traditional stodgy pattern of Japan's 'salaryman' workers, Mrs Hayashi ...

  2. Have your say

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Time to stop a dangerous trend The spread of hikikomori in Hong Kong could be related to the city's busy lifestyle and education system. Hikikomori is a Japanese term which refers to the social phenomenon where people refuse to leave their homes and ...

  3. Japanese investment shift forecast

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... in total foreign investment on the mainland was attributed to a peak in investing in manufacturing, increased investment costs and a less positive environment for foreign companies, the Japan ...

  4. Have your say

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tea can teach us a lesson to remember Recently, I read a book called Tea Thing. It is about the history and culture of tea, which was first found in China about 1,500 years ago. It made me think that, nowadays, we often forget about our Chinese heritage. We know many things about other countries like Japan and America, but not about China. In our daily life, too, we often eat fast ...

  5. Global economy needs to sit steadily on four key pillars

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Tsang Shuk-wa THE ECONOMIES OF the United States, China, a recovering Japan and Europe have made the current global economic environment the strongest in 30 years, but a few ... powerhouse are the most obvious drivers of the robust global growth environment. But as the world economy enjoys its fourth year of strong growth, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Europe, are making ...

  6. China, US hail 'useful' economy talks

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Jamil Anderlini

    ... and Japan. They would like to follow suit,' he said. In the communique, the two sides said they agreed that increased yuan flexibility would be key to reducing trade imbalances, but did ...

  7. As French economy innovates, eastern Europe offers its muscle

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... and communications. With a global market share of 4.7 per cent, it only tails the US, Britain, and Germany and leads Japan. By contrast, China's global market share in commercial services is only 3.4 per ...

  8. Emerging economies can rescue the west from baby-boomer bust

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... of Pennsylvania scared an audience at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles last month when he said that as baby boomers in the US, Japan and Europe retired a few years from now, ... pace. The only saviour, claimed Professor Siegel, could be the growing economies of India and China. 'I believe that by the middle of the century, what we now call the developing countries ...

  9. Smaller economies jump aboard growth bulls

    Posted Jan 04th 2006, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... the Pacific, China shows no sign of slowing and Japan's much larger economy is getting into gear after a decade of dawdling. 'World trade is booming, which is supporting the export sector, ... Booming China and India should ensure a healthy year for the rest of the region, writes David Fullbrook Southeast Asia's sundry economies are set to grow about 5 per cent this year, ...

  10. Japan needs China for growth: academic

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... its powerful economy to put pressure on China in the hope of gaining political and diplomatic benefits. The growth of Sino-Japanese trade has slowed in recent years. Japan was China's No1 ... to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine. Reciprocal visits by leaders of the two nations have been suspended since October 2001. However, Japan's economy, trade and industry minister, Toshihiro Nikai, ...




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