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Running Shoes Vs Walking Shoes
At first glance, walking and running seem to be very similar. But when you look very closely at the two activities and the demands they place on your feet and your footwear, the two are really different. There are so many different aspects as far as the need for two different types of shoes. Although running shoes and walking shoes are thought to be the same there are differences that affect the need for, and the design of, two very different styles of shoes.
Traditionally, walking shoes are available in white, or in shades of white and pink as far as it
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National Competitiveness of Japan
Japan is the third largest economy. It had been so successful and competitive before 1990. It has been in stagnation for two decades. This paper is going to examine if Japan still retains her national competitive advantage and as an attractive place for MNE from different internal analysis. There will be suggestions of how Japan can improve her international competitiveness.
Japan had experienced tremendously economic growth after World War II until 1980s. Nikkei stock market index has experienced a high hit of 40,000 in Year 1989. After the appreciation of yen, mistakes in fiscal policy and a serious bubble economy in 1990s
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Political Economy of Japan, 2013 - First Paper
There is no doubt that the LDP (Liberal Democratic Party), the bureaucrats and the Big Business had critical importance on the Japanese catching-up system, who makes possible to recovery the country´s economy after the World War II and turn Japan in one of the most important economies of the world. The government coordinated several measures to promote the recovery, in a process initiated during the USA intervention period and who’s continued after the ascension of the LDP to the power, condition who was sustained by the party until the beginning of the 1990´s.
A brief look at this long period of the LDP as the strongest party in Japan
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Business Culture in Japan “Different types of Corporate Culture”
Michelle Hufman 20723
Submitted to Mr. Teruji Suzuki Date xx-01-2012 Academic Year 2011/2012 Semester: Fall
«Japan's corporate culture is the product of uniquely Japanese social and Historical influences, so deeply rooted as to easily repel outside influences but Japanese corporations need to change their basic goals....»
This essay will discuss nature of corporate culture in Japan, and why change is needed. Findings The Japanese business culture has been described by Beedham as a Culture that acts like a clan, in that there is a large amount of authority given to the man at the top, and in the commitment that is
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A Lesson Before Dying Essay Exam Prompt Lesson
Grant Wiggins has been teaching on a plantation outside Bayonne, Louisiana, for several years when a slow-witted man named Jefferson is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson claims he is innocent of the crime. He says he was on his way to a bar, but changed his mind and decided to tag along with two men who were on their way to a liquor store. Upon arriving there, the two men began arguing with the storeowner, and a shootout ensued. The storeowner and the two men died, and Jefferson remained at the scene of the crime. He was arrested and tried for murder. Jefferson’s lawyer argues in court that Jefferson is nothing but a poor
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The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th, 1945 was completely necessary. It efficiently ended the horrible World War II. Japan also needed to learn the error of their ways which started the whole Development of atomic weapons. It ended other conflicts with Japan. Dropping the bomb helped the Japans economy. Those are just some of the many reasons why it was right to bomb Japan.
On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. A few days later, this resulted in Japan surrendering and World War II ending. So, the United States dropping the atomic bomb resulted in ending the war quickly and saving more lives. If we
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About Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE）
About Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE）
Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) has been involved in various international cooperation activities mainly for developing countries since its establishment in 1977. JICE contributes to the development of not only developing countries but international community through the implementation of the activities for strengthening mutually beneficial partnership between foreign countries and Japan.
Our main activities are the management of international training courses entrusted by ministries and agencies including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan International Cooperation
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The Country I would like to visit the most and why
As an electrical/ electronic engineer in the making, the country I would like to visit the most is Japan. The reason I would like to visit in japan is mostly because it is world’s most industrialized country and has the highest technology in and also because of its cuisines.
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the
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Conflict and Cooperation Research Paper
Conflict and Cooperation Research Paper
The end of World War II brought a dramatic change to United States policies regarding nations and their sovereign rights to bear arms and establish standing military forces. After the defeat of Germany and Japan the United States emerged from WWII as the world’s strongest military force. As the new military leader in the world the US began setting into motion policies for dealing with antagonistic countries which has lasted even today. The policy of democratization was instituted in Japan which led to the construction of the Japanese Constitution. Under article 9 of this constitution Japan would
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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2
II. BACKGROUND 3
III. WHAT LED TO THE RECESSION? 4
IV. THE LOST DECADE 5
V. FISCAL POLICY 8
VI. MONETARY POLICY 9
VII. COMPARISON BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE U.S. 12
VIII. EXHIBITS 15
A. CHART 1 – GENERAL GOVERNMENT GROSS DEBT AS % OF GDP - COMPARISON 15
B. CHART 2 – NOMINAL GDP OF JAPAN - TREND 16
C. CHART 3 – REAL GDP OF JAPAN - TREND 17
D. CHART 4 – PER CAPITA GDP OF JAPAN - TREND 18
F. CHART 5 – INFLATION RATE OF JAPAN 19
G. CHART 6 – DISCOUNT AND LOAN RATES FROM BANK OF JAPAN 20
H. CHART 7 – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – JAPAN 21
I. CHART 8 – NIKKEI 225 INDEX 21
IX. REFERENCES 22
I. Executive Summary
Japan experienced a period of
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The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands have brought China and Japan into a bitter dispute for many decades. With regard to the real question of who owns sovereignty over the islands, the two claimants can not come to terms on several critical issues, such as whether the islands were terra nullius when Japan claimed sovereignty in 1895, whether Japan returned the islands to China after the Japanese defeat in WWII, and how their maritime boundary in the East China Sea should be demarcated according to international law. There is no ready solution to the longstanding stalemate, but the pending dispute could be shelved and managed from escalating into a military conflict
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Primary Research Method
Entering a Japan market, our company, Tesla Motors has decided on using the primary research approaches which is one of the popular market research techniques to obtain the research results that is useful for us. The research area that we are going to concentrate on is the customer in Japan. We will conduct this primary research by formulating a questionnaire as well as face-to-face interview to our respondents. The series of questions in the questionnaire will be created as simple as possible in terms of no double-barreled question, and the language used in our question will be in easy form in order to make sure our precious Japanese respondents are easily
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Business Forecasting for Coastal Regions:
April 9, 2011
Table of Contents
a. A hypothetical business description.
b. Introduction to the actual paper and the issues to be covered.
c. Geographical location, including talking about recent events that have occurred and have affected the Japanese market.
d. The current situation in Japan, after the natural disasters and how it has affected the business world.
III. Japan v United States – Cultural Differences
e. Comparative study of the Japanese culture vs the U.S. culture, and its impact on the business world.
f. Importance of individuals to
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Toys “R” Us Japan
(Case No. 3)
By: Maria Lemos-Janes
INBS501: International Business: CONCEPTS / ISSUES
January 22, 2011
Toys “R” Us Japan (Case No. 3)
I. Problem Statement:
Eager to enter the world´s second largest toy market, Toys “R” Us executives begin in the late 1980s to formulate strategies for opening large discount toy stores in Japan. However, the American company faced setbacks due to Japanese store-size regulation, application procedures, and a long-standing multi-layered distribution system. Continued effort and the acceptance of a Japanese partner enabled the company to prepare for the opening of a Toys “R” Us outlet in 1991. Faced with a lack of direct
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circuit and the opportunities afforded by the international market, it is suggested that Tanunda focus on its export activities. Out of the four countries identified as potential export markets, it is believed that Japan would make for an attractive market, in terms of risk, efforts, as well as profitability.
The recommendation to develop a comprehensive export strategy centering on Japan is based on myriad factors operating in the country’s favor.
Although the per-capita consumption and hence the volume of consumption is low in the country, Japan represents a consistently growing market, as is demonstrated by the fact that Australian wine sales doubled
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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
July 26th, 2013
From: Grant Thornton Accounting
521 Kim Ma, Hanoi, Vietnam
To: Digital Age Ltd
Dear Digital Age Ltd Ltd‘s Directors,
I would like to provide a report analyzing the financial reporting environment in Japan. Since your company is proposing to expand your business in Japan, this report will help directors in making decision of subsidiary
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situations: Political and legal drawbacks of certain countries becomes very harmful for Disney theme parks in various countries.
Q-2) Why do you suppose Disney made no financial investment in Japan, one of $140 million in France, and then one of over $300 million in Hong Kong?
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the segment of The Walt Disney Company that conceives, builds, and manages the company's theme parks and holiday resorts, as well as a variety of additional family-oriented leisure enterprises. It is one of four major business segments of the company, the other three being Consumer Products, Media Networks, and Studio Entertainment.
To my consideration, Disney made no financial
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BA 304 Marketing Management
“Colonel comes to Japan”
KFC case study
Colonel Comes to Japan
This case study we going to talk about how and when KFC come to japan?
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is the biggest company that everyone know as a fast food restaurant that serve a quality fried chicken around the world but some people don’t know how KFC come to be famous in in the world including Japan.
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, and the first "Kentucky Fried Chicken" franchise opened in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952. KFC was one of the first fast-food chains to expand internationally, opening outlets in England
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Honda has assigned a woman, Kunii to its board for the first time and given a major promotion to a foreigner in a sign the automaker wants to change perceptions of a hidebound corporate culture. Honda Motor Co. announced Monday that technology expert Hideko Kunii, 66, will join the board, and Issao Mizoguchi, a Brazilian of Japanese ancestry, has been appointed operating officer. These appointments require shareholder approval at the June meeting of the establishment. The company has come under fire in Japan does not advocate any person other than Japanese men. Honda officials clearly stated that Kunii was chosen is because her’s ability and she is the right person but not because of the
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the target of 421.1 million Baht. The purchasing power dramatically shrank in the second-half year due to the flooding crisis, which abruptly halted the positive growth trend of the first half of the year (TAT, 2011).
Furthermore, the study of Euromonitor International reported that in 2011 Thailand posted strong growth in arrivals, in particular from China and Russia and received a large number of tourists from Malaysia, China and Japan. Despite the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the number of arrivals from Japan increased. Domestic tourism received a negative impact from the severe flooding. The key impact was on transportation,...
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Europeans on the Margin: Missionaries and Indigenous Response in East Asia
QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION
1. Describe the approach of the Jesuit missionaries in China and Japan to convert these peoples to Christianity.
When the Portuguese sea-captain, Vasco da Gama, introduced a new route to East Asia rounded the Cape of Good Hope, he marked the entrance of early modern Europeans in the maritime world of Asia. The Europeans were interested in spice trades and other luxury goods such as silk and textiles. The Portuguese, Spaniards and Italian people also brought Christian missionaries through this famous sea route.
The Jesuit missionaries remade their own religion and cultural
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1. What are some of the issues the host foreign country could face as a result of the expansion?
2. Why has diversity become such an important topic in the international arena?
3. What can occur when issues related to multiculturalism and diversity are ignored in an international company?
4. Describe at least 2 political and 2 economic issues that may arise during global expansion and proposed methods of addressing them.
5. Explain the importance of and the implications of each of these items in PPQ Parts's expansion plans to Germany and Japan.
6. What are some of the issues the host foreign country could face as a result of the expansion?
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500 English Sentences
Scott sat looking out the window, watching a group of boys playing baseball in the
school yard. Poor kids, he thought, they are the real losers in all of this. He looked down
at a copy of 500 English Sentences and the endorsement letter on his desk. He glanced
at the clock and realized that he had to have an answer for Mr. Honda within the hour.
He was feeling very frustrated and stressed from the events of the past 10 days. He
decided that he would go to the karate school after work, something that always made
him feel better. He sighed as he thought about what he had to do next
Scott was 26 years old and had been living in Japan for 18 months. He was
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required the manufacturers provide a trigger lock. Most of the time these trigger locks provide little protection from a motivated or curious individual.
Crimes involving firearms do exist in Japan but most of these crimes are acquainted to organized crime. The belief behind the small number of crimes involving firearms is that first they are illegal to own and come with a hefty fine, up to ten year imprisonment and a 1 million yen fine. It is not uncommon in the U.S. to hear of a firearm crime and the penalty is generally probation.
The Japanese culture is vastly different than the U.S. When we were kids we were witness to “The Lone Ranger” and “GI Joe” which glorified weapons such as
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
San Jose, California on August 31, 2015 at 06:00 UTC
For further information please consult the WSTS Vice Chairperson in your region.
Shelly Van Dyke
Americas Vice Chairperson
Europe Vice Chairperson
Japan Vice Chairman
Asia Pacific Vice Chairman
WSTS FORECASTS SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET TO
KEEP STEADY GROWTH UNTIL 2017
Worldwide Semiconductor Market is forecasted
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI) is a video game company head quartered in Tokyo, Japan and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. SCEI handles production, development, marketing and sales of both hardware and software for its Sony PlayStation line of video game system products and services. Sony computer Entertainment Inc. also has subsidiaries in North America, Asia (Japan, Korea, and China) and in Europe.
Gaming industry has been gaining momentum with the gaming market more open now than ever since the boom of the gaming industry in late 80s and 90s and technological advancements today enabled SCEI to make use of its vast
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Internationalisation of operations is critical to company’s success in today’s competitive environment, but success of international operations are dependent on how well a company adapts to the local culture in that environment. As globalization increases and more and more company’s move offshore, more managers have to communicate across a diverse range of people and cultures. Recognising and understanding cultures and diversity becomes more important and critical to an international company’s success.
By using theories and concepts of Hofstede including Masculinity, collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, long term orientation and culture shock. I will illustrate how and why IKEA in Japan
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1. What were the triggers of cultural change in Japan during the 1990s? How is cultural change starting to affect traditional values in Japan?
During the 1990s a prolonged economic slump forced quite a number of Japanese companies to change their ways of doing business, like abandon the “Confucian values”. Younger people, who saw this, begun to question themselves if it’s meaningful to be tied to a company for life. Furthermore they saw that the western ideas of doing business seemed to have greater possibilities and more freedom to move around. These are the reasons why western values become more and more important in the Japanese life and bit by bit affected the traditional Japanese
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spontaneity and naturalness in all things, which significantly influenced Chinese paintings, writing and other arts.
Zen in Japan:
Zen arrived in Japan as early as the 7th Century, but did not develop significantly there until the 12th Century. Zen has since been as important force in Japan. It has had considerable influence in Japanese culture “reaching far beyond the temple and entering into cultural and social areas of all kinds, including gardening, ink painting, calligraphy, the tea ceremony and even military strategies. Zen priests played an important role in the political unrest of the 16th Century Japan, serving as diplomats and administrators, while preserving the Japanese cultural
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article “Top Five Food Trends Today” it is stated that “Just about anywhere you go, ramen shops have sprouted in every corner of every vicinity. Sure, ramen has been here for a while and since then has grown so popular” (Wires). The popularity of ramen restaurants can be rooted to the increase of Filipinos going to Japan and how Filipinos have more knowledge in international cuisine and brands. Filipinos now have a much more refined pallet to be able to appreciate foreign cuisine which would be the reason for the popularity and the beginning of food trends.
Ramen may also be a pave way to the awareness of Filipinos to other kinds of food and culture. As they find out about ramen they will
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Studios in 1994, coinciding with the publication of his second book by Thames and Hudson. Key include BBC, Sony Playstation, D&AD, The Times, Nike, Dom Perignon, Parco (Japan), Bonfire Snowboarding, The Barbican, Asics, The ICA, Apple, Microsoft, MTV Europe, Issey Miyake, Philips, Bentley, Kenzo, Chloe, Martell, Salomon, The Guardian, Deutsche Bank, YSL and Wallpaper*
Selected seminal projects by Research Studios have included branding and packaging for Kenzo perfumes; brand strategy, identity and application work for Issey Miyake, bodies of work for the ICA and Royal Court Theatre; the branding and visual identity for the ONE campaign in American; branding, visual identity and advertising for
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Case NO.1: Matsushita
1. Triggers of cultural change in Japan during the 1990s were traditional ways of doing business. In 1990s, Japan was encounter with bubble burst of financial crisis (economic slump) then every business unit which were get the problem with crisis must change their business ways as fast as they can to make their business moving on with not crush. Businesses start to lay off worker and reduce business size to smaller and change in many internal process such as company benefit, company housing, etc. Then it makes cultural change on working attitude of worker to have less loyalty and focus on higher salary instead.
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Lost in Translation
Ever been to a place where you don’t understand the language of the people around you? A place where you’re native language and their native language doesn’t meet. There are a lot of reasons why not knowing how to speak the language of the place you are staying can be exhausting. One of the reasons is for practicality. When you can’t speak the language, you’ll feel really useless because basically, you can’t communicate what you want. I experienced that firsthand while I was in Japan. I was in a shop in Japan and was looking through their items. I saw a coat and I really like it so I checked the price. It cost a lot but I think it was on sale, so I approach a saleslady
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I know, the most successful park is the one in Los Angeles. The ones in China and Paris do not turn out to be very good. However, the one in Japan operates better than in Paris and China. This may because of the acceptance of the American culture in Japan.
Because of that, it is said in the latest news that the Walt Disney Co. is expected to begin layoffs in the coming weeks, with the cuts centering on the company's movie studio, a source with knowledge of the matter has confirmed. This may be a strategy challenge for the Walt Disney Company. Meanwhile, it may become another challenge if the company depends too much on their investors.
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A little boy in Japan will hear a bee go bonbon while a South African girl will hear it go zoem-zoem. In the Netherlands, an owl's hoot will be heard as oehoe, while elsewhere, say in Thailand, its hoot will be interpreted as hook hook.
A little boy in Japan will hear a bee go bonbon while a South African girl will hear it go zoem-zoem. In the Netherlands, an owl's hoot will be heard as oehoe, while elsewhere, say in Thailand, its hoot will be interpreted as hook hook.
In Indonesia, a dog is known to bark guk guk, in Catalan it barks bup bup, while in Albania it barks ham ham. A Japanese dog, in turn, barks wanwan, while its counterpart in England barks bow-wow or woof.
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Having various experiences of national and international institutions with mass experiences in the field of management besides other administrative experience, I would like to express my keen eagerness for getting admittance in the Chevening scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017 in the field of Public Administration.
I am currently working as a procurement specialist at National Procurement Authority, Administrative Office of the President; I have completed my primary, secondary and high school education at Kabul Afghanistan. In addition, I had honor to be officially participated in a fellowship program of 2014 cycle, Dubai and Japan. I have gone through many short term educational
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countries, the home company can gain higher revenue because that particular good is not sold in that country. A good example of this is today’s technology. We get many our latest gadgets from Japan. When selling products to another country they can mark up the price. This provides an economic advantage. It protects the income for any given country. I think this trade is not as beneficial to the United States. This is because a large percentage of the products we sell come from other countries. It more beneficial to domestic corporations that create competing goods because they have the ability to inflate prices for services products and products created as a result of the tariffs and quotas in place. The international trade can be viewed as an economic stimulator by the consumer.
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its business model to the Asian market. EBay inability to
tailor its product to the Asian Market has also been a major reason for their failure in the Asian
Market. In major markets like Japan, Korea and China, Yahoo subsidiary have outperformed
EBay. EBay has a simple business model of drawing revenue from passing information between
seller and buyer, which require no necessity to have inventory or ship goods. This business
model was embraced by foreign markets including UK, France, Germany and surely became
a leader in e-commerce in the US. This success didn’t translate to the Asian Market. The reason
is due to neglect of the four P’s concept, adoption, standardization, and
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handwritten letters to them. In the afternoon, I would visit my dear friends in Japan. Frist of all, I’ll try doing a make-up because if I were blind, I always should be unpainted face, so I want to try to do it because I’m a woman of marriageable age at least once in my life. Also, I’ll hang out to shopping with them and chew the fat. I want to buy some clothes, which look on me, video camera, and presents for my important people. Moreover, I hope I can experience that hang out with Japanese men if it’s possible because my friends are all women and Germany men. I think if I had been a blind, I couldn’t make any boyfriends. On this day, I want to crying, laughing, and being happy with them
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insecurity. In the early 1930s, he proposed a “New Deal” to end the Great Depression.
During World War II the United States remained neutral while Germany, Italy, and Japan attacked other countries. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The United States declared war on Japan. Because Germany and Italy were allies of Japan, they declared war on America. The United States fought with Britain and the Soviet Union against the German Nazi threat in Europe. From the time that Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939 (Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941) until the German surrender in 1945, millions of people died.
After World War II, the
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, improving quality, and regaining lost market share. Managers were then sent out on missions, mainly focused on Japan, to learn how to compete better. Some manager even observed Motorola’s own Japanese operations to learn and understand how it fully functioned; while others focused more on how other successful Japanese firms operated. At the same time, the firm also drastically boosted its budget, R&D, and employee training worldwide. One important thing that executives learned from their trip to Japan after viewing a flag flying outside one of its plants was that they had altogether forgotten their old ways of doing business and this is the exact point where they decided to reinvent their firm
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funding request with additional concern over country risk and the legal issues. A working plan of the company portfolio requires necessary as well as an excellent understanding of the trade countries import and export needs. International trade financing also helps Multinational corporate reduces risks of transactions when they get underwrite form the third-party.
List of ten largest recipient country of US FDI in year 2000
Country | US FDI (millions of dollars) |
United kingdom | 230,762 |
Canada | 132,472 |
Netherlands | 115,429 |
Bermuda | 60,114 |
Japan | 57,091 |
Germany | 55,508 |
Switzerland | 55,377 |
France | 42,628 |
Mexico | 39,352 |
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superior quality compared to their competitors since they may not able to compete on the basis of price. In order to increase their exports, California may also wish to consider increasing frozen strawberry exports. Frozen strawberries could be shipped more efficiently and at a lower cost by ship.
Fresh strawberries are one of the top selling fruits in Japan, accounting for 3 % and 9 % of Japanese fresh fruit consumption and expenditures, respectively. As U.S. strawberries have a good balance of sweetness and acidity, are firmer than domestic varieties, have a relatively long shelf life, are nicely shaped and have an adequate size, they are highly sought after in Japan. They are
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communism spread no further than where it originally existed meaning that in fact the USA prevented the spread communism into pro-western South Korea and therefore met the objective of the policy containment, making it an arguable success.
Finally, further evidence of the success of the USA’s containment policy was its prevention of communism in Japan. After the beginning of the Korean War, The USA feared the spread of Communism from gaining more territory in Asia. Leading the USA to invigorate Japan in order to build a strong anti-Communist power to counter-balance Communist China. The best way to ensure this was to redevelop Japan’s economy and military. Thus trade unions were banned from
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Corporation has a long and interesting history behind it. In 1933, Kiichiro Toyoda traveled to the United States. There he visited many car companies that produces automobiles (Toyota Motor Corporation-Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Toyota Motor Corporation, 2015) there he learned about the production lines on how to build cars. Then shortly upon his return to Japan, he decided that he wanted to establish an automobile establishment with in his father’s factory. In May 1935, he made his very own prototype automobile.
At this point and time Japan had very little
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Japan's lost decade and the present financial crisis
As world and consumer prices continue to drop, there is renewed fear of deflation. The nightmare scenario is Japan's 'lost decade'. Michael Lim Mah Hui explains what happened in Japan and considers the prospect of a similar fate.
IN the last 37 years (1970-2007), there have been 124 banking crises, an average of 3.4 every year (Laeven and Valencia, 2008). Some have been minor, others very serious and long-lasting, like the one in Japan from 1991 to 2002. The most recent is the financial crisis that started in the US in July 2007 and is playing out in front of us today. It is also the most serious, systemic, and global since the
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tolls that will be put on America if they continue with their dangerous budget path.
“The warning bells were sounded in early 2009: The U.S. government had to act swiftly and forcefully to avoid repeating Japan’s painful experience of sustained economic stagnation” (Scissors and Foster, 2011). Policies that were set up during the Obama Administration have failed to this point, and America was facing a long-term standstill that may occur unless the federal government decided to take steps toward putting the federal budget on a credible path toward balance, by cutting spending quickly and steadily. Japan, after the devastation from World War II, grew to have the globe’s second largest economy
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• the number of firms in the market
• technological considerations
6. Consumers tend to accept the market restrictions imposed by suppliers because
• governments prevent them from organizing
• they see themselves as laborers and therefore benefit from restrictions
• their costs of organizing are higher than the cost of collusion by the suppliers
• when combined, their losses are small for the group as a whole
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7. The fact that U.S. managers' salaries are about four times higher than those of comparable managers in Japan, where banks control firms more closely, is probably
• an example of
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plains and surrounded by new towns that supplied their needs. Toyotomi Hideyoshi succeeded in reuniting all of Honshu island, and his successor, Tokugawa Ieyasu , completed the reunification of Japan in 1600, ending the Warring States era.
Civilization of Tokugawa-Era Japan
a. Tokugawa Ieyasu took for himself the title of shōgun in 1603 and established a new bakufu based in Edo , present-day Tokyo. Ieyasu confiscated the territory of his enemies and transferred many daimyo to different domains to reward his samurai retainers , weaken his enemies , and provide a bakufu-domain
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provide the specifications to its major partner in Japan at least 14 weeks ahead due to the abovementioned different power standard issue; The specification readiness time can be postponed for 2 months if a universal power
supply is used, however an extra cost of $30 for each printer will be needed. Case Questions 1. In what way is a universal power supply a postponement strategy? HP has two specifications for its printers, 110-volts for North American region and 220-volts for European region. One of the crucial part of the printer is engine. It is built by one of HP’s manufacturing partner in Japan who needs the specification 14 weeks in order prepare for production. However