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In era of AI and apps that track, could Recruit be Japan’s top contender for global internet domination?

By Reed Stevenson
- via The Japan Times    Feb 18, 2019

Employees gather for a meeting at the Recruit Holdings Co. headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday. | BLOOMBERG

It was one of the most infamous companies in Japan, rocking the nation with a corporate scandal that ousted a prime minister and then nearly ...

Denver strike ends with teachers getting raises of up to 11%

via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

Representatives from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools restart contract negotiations as teachers strike for a second day in Denver Tuesday. | REUTERS

Denver school administrators and the city’s striking teachers reached a tentative deal Thursday to end a three-day educator walkout with a contract agreement that gives ...

Goldman sees a bargain in resilient Japanese cram school with focus on private tuition

By Min Jeong Lee,Ayaka Maki
- via The Japan Times    Feb 15, 2019

A mock classroom is demonstrated at a Riso Kyoiku cram school. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees investing in the school's business as a golden opportunity. | RISO KYOIKU CO. / VIA BLOOMBERG

Noriko Mori, 47, paid about ¥700,000 ($6,300) to a cram school to help her daughter prepare for a school entrance exam in Tokyo. Her daughter ...

Denver teachers go on strike after failing to reach deal for more pay over incentive-based bonuses

via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

Rebecca Basal uses a bullhorn to lead fellow striking teachers in a chant as they walk a picket line outside the school early Monday in Denver. The strike on Monday is the first for teachers in Colorado in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. | AP

Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay.The school district said schools will remain open during the ...

Fear of Filing? Instead of refunds, U.S. taxpayers finding they may owe IRS

via The Japan Times    Feb 12, 2019

Adam Oleson has enjoyed a tax refund every year for the past couple of decades. He normally counts on it to make an extra house ...

Dissecting the Bank of Japan’s zero-rate policy 20 years on

By Brett Miller,Toru Fujioka
- via The Japan Times    Feb 06, 2019

Twenty years ago this month, the Bank of Japan adopted zero interest rates, taking central banking into uncharted waters. | BLOOMBERG

Long before the U.S. and Europe embraced radical monetary policies last decade during the global financial crisis there was the Bank of Japan.Twenty years ago ...

With G20 nations beset by challenges ahead of Osaka meet, do summit’s engagement groups have answers?

By Eric Johnston
- via The Japan Times    Feb 06, 2019

Naoyuki Yoshino, dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, speaks during the organization's annual conference in Tokyo in 2016. | BLOOMBERG

In the run-up to the Group of Twenty Leaders’ Summit in Osaka in late June, several related meetings known as engagement groups are scheduled to ...

Malaysia: A fresh start

   Jan 31, 2019

Ten months since historic elections that rocked the nation’s political landscape, Malaysia, once again headed by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, is focused on restoring the transparency and rule o...

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.

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