Workplaces not yet up to global standards

May 1, 2014

Workplaces not yet up to global standards

by Tomoko Arima

In the spring of 2012, a major Japanese information technology company put a young Iranian man on its payroll in what was supposedly a worthy example of a new Japan embracing globalization. But the man soon discovered in his office that he was in ...

Occupy Wall Street activists buy up Americans' personal debt

Dec 1, 2013

Occupy Wall Street activists buy up Americans' personal debt

For a year and a half, 80-year-old Kentucky resident Shirley Logsdon received repeated calls from a debt collection agency over an unpaid medical bill. Then one day, out of the blue, she received a letter saying the $983 debt had been handled — purchased ...

Jun 16, 2013

Too many inward-looking students

At least half of the Japanese high school and university students surveyed say it's too late for them to become a "globally active person." Is it indeed