Japan Magazine

Farmers seek to re-engage in CPTPP

Farmers involved in a virtual Farmers for Free Trade Roundtable on October 14 representing corn, pork, beef and dairy farms, all supported a more multilateral approach to trade, such as reintegrating the ‘Comprehensive and progressive agreement for the trans-Pacific, the predecessor of the TPP. An inward approach could leave American …

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Flashtalking is recruiting two seniors in Asia

Flashtalking by Mediaocean has announced two appointments aimed at strengthening the team in Japan and Asia-Pacific. Tiffany Foxwell has been appointed as the new Head of Client Services, JAPAC, while Eva Ericksen will be Head of Creative Development, JAPAC. The hires follow the recent acquisition of Flashtalking by the global …

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Evans and Norrie progress in the Californian heat

From a British perspective, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie and Andy Murray are the center of attention at the BNP Paribas Masters events in Indian Wells, all three having claimed victories in their opener. It was satisfying to see how I dealt with the adversity a bit after the first set …

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Arielle Assouline-Lichten designs furniture for everyone

Brooklyn-based designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten was trained in architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has a substantial resume that includes work for international companies such as Bjarke Ingels Group, Snøhetta, and Kengo Kuma and Associates. Except, says Assouline-Lichten, “I didn’t even go to an architecture school when I wanted …

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Japan’s digital agency gears up for government service as such

Japan is preparing to digitize government services. On September 1, Japan launched a new digital agency, a branch of government that oversees the long-awaited digitization of the country’s public services. Japanese politician Takuya Hirai will head the agency while Yoko Ishikura, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, will head the agency. …

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