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Having her pie and eating it, too: Introducing Pie Queen Amya Miller

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A slice of pie is a treat at any time, but as the weather cools down and fall beckons, there is something about this season that makes it particularly tempting. Tokyo-based American Amya Miller is the new “Pie Queen” in town and she has all your needs covered. Saturday usually… Read

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Billionaire founder fights back for control of Japan's Universal

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Nearly three months after his ouster from the board at Universal Entertainment Corp, billionaire Kazuo Okada is fighting back to try to regain control of the $2.2 billion Japanese gaming group. At a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday, Okada is expected to say he has reinstalled himself as director… Read

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Fariza Abidova: A life of loosening the knots of global miscommunication

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Fariza Abidova aspires for her online global business expansion platform, Trusted Corporation, “to be for business what Google is for information.” It’s ambitious for the 32-year-old serial entrepreneur as the company was launched only last year, but one thing you’d learn about her is that she’s never been put off… Read

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Powering on: Lady Barbara Judge on nuclear tech, corporate governance and women

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Lady Barbara Judge CBE was once described by BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” as the best-connected woman in Britain. She has seen a number of achievements across her career, leading to her CBE appointment in 2010 for services in the nuclear and financial industries. She is the first female chairman… Read

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Managers know best: Why you should abandon existing screening standards

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Companies have always sought the best talent, but the sad reality is that only the top few are reaching this goal. Why? Because most are sticking to what I call the Existing Mid-Career Recruiting Standard (EMCRS). When the population was growing, and rich talent was entering the workforce each year,… Read

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Join the Spartan Race and change your life

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Get ready to push your body to the limit on Oct 21-22. That’s when Spartan, the world’s most popular obstacle course race, takes place in Japan for the second time this year, after a highly successful popular debut in May. Over 5,000 people took place in the inaugural May race.… Read

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Take time: Watchmaker Arnold & Son opens first ever boutique in Ginza Six

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In 1764, British watchmaker John Arnold presented King George III with the smallest repeating watch that had ever been created, enchanting the monarch and cementing the growing reputation of the Cornwall-born designer. His fame and clientele grew and, in the intervening centuries, the Arnold & Son brand has become synonymous… Read

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Full STEAM ahead: Emi Takemura takes on gender bias in education

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“When I started work, I had a great respect for women in traditional companies in Japan. If you look at the conversion rates—for women who managed to get full-time positions in the workplace—they have been pretty low,” serial entrepreneur Emi Takemura told The Journal. This is the reality in Japan despite… Read

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Logistics real estate firm ESR explores diversity, renewable energy

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While we may enjoy the fruits of consumerism—marked by an abundance of goods and, increasingly, on-demand services and delivery—we rarely give much thought to the systems and infrastructure that underpin this global social force. A key component of the logistics systems that are vital to the consumerist world is the… Read

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Daihatsu looks to Brazil for growth

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Daihatsu Motors says it plans to launch compact cars in Brazil, as parent company Toyota Motor Corp looks to its minicar subsidiary to help it expand in emerging markets and produce lower-cost, quality vehicles. Toyota, the world's No. 2 automaker, wants to apply its smaller partner's expertise in affordable, reliable… Read

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