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The editors of this book have tried to stitch a rather eclectic group of papers together as proof that Japan was and is still engaging with the globalizing world.
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How learning origami at an early age improves customer service
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Pernille Rudlin
Dec 16, 2014 04:12 AM
I am not in the slightest bit surprised by this research showing that Japan's Cool Biz policy - a government "recommendation" since 2005 that companies don't switch on the air conditioning until temperatures reach 28 degrees centigrade, in order to reduce carbon emissions - reduces productivity.
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According to Keio Professor Shunsuke Takahashi, the problem with Japanese work habits is not the lack of balance in terms of time spent at work and time with the family, but the lack of integration of work and family life in a way that ensures a balance between thinking, intuition, feeling and sensing.
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Looking back on 2011, thanking our clients and looking forward to 2012.
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