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Tokyo firm to help non-Japanese find work under new visa category

via The Japan Times    Dec 11, 2018

A company called one visa Inc., which supports online visa applications, has announced plans to launch new services for foreign workers hoping to come to ...

In-house lawyers becoming more common in Japan, and nearly half of them are women

via The Japan Times    Dec 11, 2018

Thanks to judicial system reform, Japan has become more welcoming to in-house lawyers. | GETTY IMAGES

In-house lawyers are becoming more common in Japan as a result of judicial system reform that was aimed at boosting the number of legal professionals ...

Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

via The Japan Times    Dec 10, 2018

Dora Lai, Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union leader and a cabin manager, poses during an interview with AFP in Hong Kong in September. Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers — but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment. | AFP-JIJI

Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers ...

Teachers union: Immigrant protections part of tentative deal reached to end charter school strike

via The Japan Times    Dec 10, 2018

Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus Dec. 4 in Chicago. Hundreds of teachers have gone on strike at the Chicago charter school network, leading to canceled classes for thousands of students. | TYLER LARIVIERE / CHICAGO SUN-TIMES / VIA AP

The nation’s first teachers’ strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections ...

Jeff Bezos funding free preschools as rich get richer, more generous

via The Japan Times    Dec 03, 2018

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington in September. Bezos announced in September that he's dedicating half of his new $2 billion Bezos Day One Fund toward creating schools for children under 5 years old nationwide, which could make him the top philanthropic funder of early education. | AP

From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie’s public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America’s wealthiest people.And as the rich get ...

Trump and Xi seen buying time in trade war but NAFTA left in the lurch

via The Japan Times    Dec 03, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump (right) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (second, right) and members of their delegation have dinner with China's President Xi Jinping (left) Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi (second, left) and Chinese government representatives, at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires Saturday. Trump and Xi had the future of their trade dispute — and broader rivalry between the world's two top economies — on the menu at a high-stakes dinner Saturday. | AFP-JIJI

The dinner-table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an ...

ESMT: Honing future Asian business experts

By Francis Pacheco
-    Oct 11, 2017

With the prevailing influence of Asia on both the German and global economy, the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is going to open a satellite campus in Shanghai, the financial a...

City of Albuquerque: More competitive than ever

   Jun 07, 2016

Known by most as a tourist destination, the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico is stepping up efforts to market itself also as an ideal location for business and investment.

Panasonic bets big on Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Among the first companies to begin business in Myanmar, Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has started to reap the benefits of its early investment as sales of its consumer products continue to s...

Lat War Group: All set for Myanmar’s takeoff

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 25, 2016

One of the biggest and most diversified companies in Myanmar is anticipating the rapid influx of foreign capital as the government changes hands.




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