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Japan's business gift culture says it with orchids

Feb 2, 2017

Japan's business gift culture says it with orchids

In Japanese business celebrations, there's one thing you'll almost always see: orchids. Pots of the exotic flowers, which often sell for about ¥20,000 ($176), will be there in a newly appointed president's office, at the entrance of a company that just finished its initial public ...

The Tinder for Japan's aging CEOs posts a 1,170% stock gain

Aug 3, 2016

The Tinder for Japan's aging CEOs posts a 1,170% stock gain

When Masao Takeuchi signed away the company he'd spent 25 years building from scratch, one of his biggest feelings was relief. Takeuchi quit a plush job at Hitachi Ltd. when he was 35 to start a firm that writes computer programs for Japan's blue-chips. In ...