A glance at the Japanese banking system – and indeed at any bank branch, with its ranks of paper-shufflers – shows how much room there is for improvement.
Yang gives a moving performance as the stuttering, socially inept ex-barber with the ring-name of “Barikan” (“Clipper”).
Abe has got himself into a pickle by agreeing to a deeply unpopular hike in the consumption tax
Even by the standards of the regime’s bellicose rhetoric, threats of outright genocide are extreme…
Imagine a cross between J.G. Ballard and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, with elements of Kafka, Saki and magical realism
“Opposition” does not refer to minority parties in parliament, who remain irrelevant, but hardliners in the bureaucracy and their supporters
Just as you get the politicians you deserve, you get the works of art you deserve too.
The ensuing collapse in the West’s financial credibility was equivalent to the Iraq War’s effect on its strategic credibility
In order to attract staff companies will have to offer child-care facilities, subsidized gym memberships and a better work-life balance.
A cross between a medieval hermit and a Parisian flâneur, he has apparently never left Tokyo