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Japanese Prime Minister Abe is visiting Turkey again this week, so I thought I would share the article I wrote for the Teikoku Databank News shortly after his previous visit in May.

Here in London, my lack of enthusiasm for the Olympics has been won over by the way it is revealing "Britishness" and some insights on Japan too

« Globalisation » est un mot qui devint soudain à la mode au Japon dans les années 90. Vingt ans plus tard, est-il une réalité ?

It's hard to motivate and retain locally hired staff in Europe simply by promotion to "manager" for Japanese multinationals with multiple small scale subsidiaries.

"Monozukuri" still has merit, but smarter marketing is a must for Japanese companies to grow overseas.

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