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The Financial Crises in the US and Japan

Henry Seals of the Black Professionals in Tokyo announced that Mr. Thierry Porte will speak on, The Financial Crises in the US and Japan, at the Tokyo American Club in Shinagawa on June 4, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Read Mr. Seals message below for additional information! Please join the Harvard Club Japan at the Tokyo… Keep Reading


The Year of No Money in Tokyo

There is a new book out written by New York City native Wayne Lionel Aponte, an African-American journalist and teacher, who has lived in Japan for almost two decades. According to his website, Aponte  has written for several publications, including  The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Nation. I have not received a copy of the book… Keep Reading


Female entrepreneurship in the Japanese economy

Due to the internet penetration and growth in Japan, women have been encouraged to start e-businesses. Previous posts on BT talks about the dire situation that some Japanese (and foreign women) find in Japan’s job market. Could the article below be the ticket to prosperity and freedom? Japan Inc. Magazine: While the financial crisis is prompting… Keep Reading


Tokyo has greatest decline in residential property values

Is it time to buy? By region, the greatest drop in residential property values occurred in Tokyo, with a 6.5 percent decline.  A survey revealed that the prices are declining in nearly half of the residential areas in the Tokyo metropolitan areas. Use the BT search for real estate to get additional information on living… Keep Reading


Where have all the foreigners gone?

The latest from Japan, Inc’s Terrie Lloyd: Talking of meltdowns, the problems in the international banking sector is obviously hitting the Tokyo expat community hard. Although there are no statistics, it is not difficult to see evidence of the escalating departure of foreigners as the recession (or is it already a depression?) gathers pace. Restaurants serving… Keep Reading


Janet Jackson postpones Japan tour

The IHT reports that “Janet Jackson has postponed her “Rock Witchu” Japan tour next month because of the global financial crisis. Japan concert organizer Kyodo Yokohama said Monday she would postpone five concerts in Japan scheduled between Feb. 14 and Feb. 22 “due to the impact of economic crisis.” Keep Reading

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