The Bank of Japan
undertook drastic steps to lower interest rates to save domestic banks and non-financial companies after Japan
's bubble burst.
According to MIC Research Institute Limited, the overall IT outsourcing market in Japan
for 2005 was worth about JPY2.
Global connections: What Japan
adopts from the West, and vice versa.
Godzilla is a well-known emblem of a Japan
victimized in war and its aftermath: Awakened by an American hydrogen-bomb test--an act for which the Japanese were not responsible--Godzilla could only be stopped by a technology (known as the "oxygen destroyer") premised on the indiscriminate destruction of life itself.
is even making its legal structure unfriendly to foreign M & As.
He signed the peace treaty that returned Japan
to the community of nations.
should subtly push Japan
to become a more modern military power, joining Europe and America in an "Axis of Good.
Finally, as one of the defining structures of crisis, the black market represents a world decidedly un-Japanese, at least according to perceptions of Japan
on this side of the Pacific.
6% of high school graduates in Japan
chose the job that teachers recommended to them, compared with 46.
In field after field," he writes in his new book on Japan
, Dogs and Demons, "the bureaucracy dreams up lavish monuments rather than attend to long-term underlying problems.
During the decade starting in 1973, however, Japan
began to pursue its own economic policy, keeping some distance from that of the United States.
In theory, it sounds like Japan
is ready for business, but in reality, the Japanese market evolves very cautiously," he said.
By making this move, we are acknowledging the potential for ZDNet Japan
to expand its audience as the Japanese Web marketplace takes off," says Toshiki Otsuki, CEO of Softbank ZDNet Japan
It's garnered a lot of attention, and on the surface, it appears Japan
is taking great strides.
By studying the genes of modern Japanese and of other Asians, and even the ancient DNA in the fossilized bones of the Jomon and the Yayoi, investigators hope to put together a genetic history of Japan