Women in business: Defying conventional expectations in the U.S. and Japan

« Previous Jennifer Mason and Mireya Solís | February 12, 2016 4:00pm As part of his economic revitalization plan, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been touting “womenomics,” a plan to increase the number of women in the labor force. One way for women to enter the workforce but […]

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Womenomics 2.0: The potential of female entrepreneurs in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been promoting the increased participation of women in the Japanese economy, a policy popularly known as womenomics, as a pillar of his campaign for economic revitalization. While significant strides have been made with regard to increasing female workforce participation, corporate efforts to introduce flexible working practices, and spurring the promotion […]

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Facebook Will Change Its Like Button "In the Next Few Weeks"

You might have heard about Facebook’s plan to add other instant emotional reactions to its interface, in addition to the iconic “Like” button. Well, the future is almost here.  As of this month, the new program–called Facebook Reactions–has gone live in Chile, Ireland, Japan, the Philippines, Portugal, and Spain. Now, Facebook’s chief product officer says it’s coming to the United […]

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The 80% Energy Rule: An Old Secret to Success

Who’s your business role model? Whether you go for high tech gurus like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos or more down home exemplars of business greatness such as Henry Ford or your shop-keeping mother, one place you probably haven’t looked for entrepreneurial inspiration is elderly residents of Japan.  But maybe you should, writes Justin Jackson […]

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Women and employment in Taiwan

Taiwanese women’s employment from a comparative perspective Like many countries in the world, Taiwan has undergone a steady increase in women’s participation in the labor force during the past several decades. Whereas 38 percent of women over 15 were in the labor force in early 1978, about 51 percent of them are in 2015.[1] This […]

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January 20, 2016

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