He used the same hairbrush for 50 years and went to work by bus even while head of the “Keidanren” big business association
If the EU had displayed one tenth of the pragmatism and flexibility of ASEAN, Britain would still be a member.
Sude Honke, Japan’s oldest sake brewer, has being going since 1141 and Hoshi Ryokan, a hot springs hotel, since 718.
Fear of shortages may be hard-wired in the human brain, leading us to worry about threats that are fading and downplay those that loom large.
“In theory there is no gap between practice and theory; in practice there is.”
Most important of all for psychological well-being and social tranquility, the Japanese economy is running at full employment.
Japan has become the region’s low cost producer in a range of industries, from shipbuilding to software engineering….
High commodity prices were a mechanism for enriching plutocrats, oligarchs and sovereign wealth funds – effectively turning global labour income into capital which was then recycled into securities, prime real estate and art…
Asakusa, a downtown area fast becoming Tokyo’s new hipster central, is now a destination for foreign backpackers.
Don’t tell me defaulting, depopulating Detroit is more “globally critical” than Tokyo, comfortably the largest city in the world by economic output.