NEWSWORTHY

Why do some old men age disgracefully?

/ | Dec 16, 2017

Why do some old men age disgracefully?

by Philip Brasor

It's a universal belief that life is unfair, though there are many ways in which people manifest this belief. Some withdraw from the world, while others engage with it in an attempt to correct imbalances. Sometimes this engagement takes the form of anger. The grumpy ...

Is hospitality sapping productivity in Japan?

Jul 15, 2015

Is hospitality sapping productivity in Japan?

by Maiko Takahashi

Customers are gods, as a saying goes in Japan, where staffers press buttons for shoppers in department store elevators and hotel porters line up to bow to guests. While Japan is revered for this hospitality, or omotenashi, all that bowing and scraping may be sapping ...

<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

| Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

by C.W. Nicol

As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee's appointed "Cool Tokyo" ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word "motenashi" by ...