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INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE

Japan Times
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Oct 25, 2003
Narita airport prepares for battle with Asian hubs
NARITA, Chiba Pref. -- When Masatoshi Uchida joined New Tokyo International Airport Authority, the quasi-governmental organ that operates Narita airport, in 1977, he never dreamed he'd end up selling Hermes goods.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Sep 9, 2003
Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Doraemon battle for global supremacy
A number of U.S. celebrities have been spotted toting Hello Kitty paraphernalia in the past year or so, leaving officials of Sanrio Co., the maker of the long-selling character, scratching their heads.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Aug 15, 2003
Manufacturers shifting output abroad to compete -- at a cost
Honda makes cars in Thailand and imports them to Japan. Toyota produces pickup trucks in South Africa and Argentina.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Jun 7, 2003
As assets begin to shift overseas, investors latch on to bonds
One of myriad brochures offering trips to Zurich, Geneva and Luxembourg aimed at Japan's well-to-do offers the provocative call "Now is the time to evacuate your assets!"
Japan Times
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Apr 9, 2003
Domestic firms missing out on slice of medical device market
Dr. Kiyoshi Namba is a hard-core believer in medical technology. A breast cancer specialist, Namba has invested heavily in state-of-the-art medical equipment at his two clinics in Miyazaki Prefecture, claiming this provides exactly what he needs to counter the killer disease -- the earliest detection...
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Mar 15, 2003
Multilateral alliance good for ANA, but JAL isn't convinced
All Nippon Airways Co. President Yoji Ohashi could hardly contain his joy last month when he witnessed the entry of Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's No. 2 carrier, into Star Alliance, the world's largest airline coalition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Nov 23, 2002
Recession opens lucrative doors for foreign lawyers
Hideo Norikoshi was 10 years into his diplomatic career when a partner at a British law firm offered him a chance to throw it all away and study law in England.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Aug 23, 2002
Japan gropes for ideal corporate governance model
The rash of U.S. corporate scandals has rocked the Japanese business community, which until recently admired the success of the American business model.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Jul 9, 2002
Dell turns to consumer market in quest to be No. 3
As the nation's personal computer market shrinks, competition is intensifying, and the Japanese unit of U.S.-based Dell Computer Corp. is becoming a rising force with its low-cost business model.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Jun 7, 2002
Japan toys with transparency in building sector
Open a black box and take a peek at the notoriously opaque Japanese construction industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Apr 11, 2002
Domestic, foreign insurers engaged in turf war
The deregulation of Japan's insurance sector last year has set domestic and foreign-affiliated companies squarely against each other in the cancer and medical insurance battlefield.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Feb 21, 2002
Japanese companies begin to build their brands
In October 1999, Nissan Motor Co. chief Carlos Ghosn said he planned to boost Nissan's brand power as part of a turnaround plan for the then ailing automaker. Many Nissan workers were initially confused.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Jan 19, 2002
Coffee shops on different tracks in Japan
Three specialty coffee chains from Seattle -- Starbucks, Tully's Coffee and Seattle's Best Coffee -- are aggressively expanding their business in Tokyo, changing the face of the capital with the rich aroma of espresso.
Japan Times
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Dec 19, 2001
Foreign retailers relying on adaptability to survive
When French retailer Carrefour and U.S.-based Costco Wholesale Corp. opened their outlets in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, a year ago, many saw the foreign stores as a threat to domestic supermarkets.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Nov 15, 2001
Automakers steering toward financial markets
As the nation's banking sector continues to struggle with bad debts and falling stock prices, major automakers from Japan, Europe and the United States are seeking to expand the scale and scope of their financial businesses here.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Oct 25, 2001
Foreign equity funds' ways changing face of Japan Inc.
When hunting for a company to buy out, Kenji Ueda doesn't wait to be introduced. The Ripplewood Holdings LLC executive director makes his phone calls cold.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Sep 19, 2001
Foreign firms slowly influence job-for-life market
As foreign companies have increased their presence in Japan in recent years, many have found it difficult to hire quality local staff.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Jun 21, 2001
Localities approach foreign firms to raise tax base
With the economy in the doldrums, cash-strapped local governments have begun warring with each other to attract foreign businesses and the jobs and tax revenue they bring. Touting tax incentives, lower land prices and proximity to factories in related industries, they are encouraging foreign firms to...
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
May 24, 2001
Foreign managers bring change to corporate life
Takashi Sato of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. fears he may be transferred because of his poor command of English -- a potentiality that was unthinkable until last year.
JAPAN / INTERNATIONAL RATIONALE
Apr 19, 2001
Top foreign fashion brands take direct approach
As consumer spending woes continue to weigh on Japan's sluggish economy, foreign apparel makers have expanded their business by taking a more direct approach.

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