Japan is jam-packed with, of course, “Things Japanese.” The trendiness of Japanese goods, leaves a lot of goods to collect dust on shelves because the trend often ends in a flicker. Many Mom-and-Pop shops have such aging goods…now antiques, especially to the overseas tourist or online shopper. An ambitious gal or guy could probably go from small town to small… Continue reading ""
China – a highly regulated, authoritarian society – has tried to reign in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Japan has willingly sucked up the bleed-over and many of the cryptocurrencies are surging. I for one, joined the boom approximately a year ago on two fronts: buying Bitcoin and mining it collectively at a low low entry point.* My wife bought another… Continue reading "Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Success in Japan"
What bothers me most – and should cause concern for you) is that so many of the consultants and think tanks in Japan focus on established, mainstream companies finding a foothold in Japan. And while money can buy time and room for success for well-heeled corporations willing to send corporate executives to Japan to stay in uncharacteristically comfortable rented housing… Continue reading "The End of Twentieth-Century Industrialism in Japan"