The Clout of a Common Language

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 “Englishnization is critical—not important, but critical. Japanese global companies are all product-driven like Toyota, Panasonic, and Sony, but the industry is changing: you cannot just export the hardware and make money anymore. You need to develop a global organization or your company will be dead in 10 years.” - Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of high-tech giant Rakuten.

Mexico for Women Warriors

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 Take heart, women, the right steps can bring success even in male-dominated Mexican business.

Japanese Women Warriors

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Japanese women have been slowly decreasing the pocket money they dole out to their husbands.

Midsummer Trains in Japan

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Hate the smell of sweat on someone squeezed into a subway next to you?  So do Japanese.

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