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2008 September

22

Sep

Female “Work Returnees” Yet Another Valuable Resource

By Debbie Howard

 

I have often said that Japanese companies tend to be losing out when it comes to utilizing Japanese females as a valuable resource, especially compared to their foreign counterparts who are much more proactive about creating favorable workplaces for females.  While foreign firms still seem to have the lead, it appears that Japanese companies are beginning to institute practices that are gaining recognition.

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01

Sep

Niseko Offers Paradigm for Successful Tourism in Japan

By Debbie Howard

 

I first visited Niseko-Hirafu in 2003, near the beginning of the “Aussie tourism explosion.”  Since then, it has blossomed into a “global ski resort” destination that has attracted foreign investment to all four base areas under the Niseko umbrella.

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