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The Rise of The Solo Wedding

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If you've read this month's featured article, you now know that marriage is on the decline in Japan. But most girls dream of the day when they can be transformed to Cinderella-for-a-day

Protecting Your Intellectual Property in China, Korea and Japan

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Intellectual Property is the knowledge you or your company holds such as research results, formulas, designs, inventions, unique methods, trade secrets

Will Abe Apologize?

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In the land of ubiquitous apologies, there is one apology Japanese find difficult:

Ocean Artisans?

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Who would have guessed that the pufferfish, a poison delicacy in Japan, would spend their spare time creating magnificent circular designs many times their own size. You have to watch this to believe it!

Boardroom to Beach Executive Suit

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Are you the kind of guy or gal that likes to go right from the boardroom to the beach? Then Quicksilver Japan has the suit for you!

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