For TV anchor, learning the lingo is key

| Sep 15, 2009

For TV anchor, learning the lingo is key

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Gene Otani, a Japanese national who attended an international school in Kobe throughout his youth, had to take Japanese lessons as a salaried worker when he realized he needed more skill in reading and writing. Convinced that "communication is everything," Otani, now a main anchorman ...

Ability to bridge the gap a banker's boon

| Jul 28, 2009

Ability to bridge the gap a banker's boon

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For Sanjeev Gupta, senior managing executive officer and head of the Individual Group at Shinsei Bank, his 25-year career in Japan started out with a resume he dropped off at an accounting firm in Tokyo while visiting Japan on a tourist visa. After graduating from ...

Headmaster studies layers of the Japan onion

| Mar 17, 2009

Headmaster studies layers of the Japan onion

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When Timothy Carr arrived in Japan in 2003, the punctuality and caution he saw people investing in the maintenance of order immediately struck him as fascinating. One of the first things his colleagues at The American School in Japan presented to Carr, the new headmaster, ...