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Tag: Japan

Harvard dropout Bom Kim built Korea’s most valuable start-up

For many would-be entrepreneurs, Harvard’s prestigious MBA program provides an important step in the journey from dreamer to founder. But for Bom Kim, that step was quicker than most. Just six months into the program, he dropped out, determined to make it on his own. Now, less than a decade on, Kim is the billionaire …

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Marie Kondo sparks consternation with online homeware store | Life and style

The Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo appears to have adopted a new approach to decluttering: rid your home of things that don’t “spark joy”, then replace them with items from her new online store. Kondo – who rose to international fame for encouraging people to declutter their homes and minds using the KonMari method – …

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Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king, Retail News, ET Retail

TOKYO – Almost a fifth of Japanese households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affilated research institute showed, up from a year ago and a sign the country’s cash-hoarding culture is changing. In the survey published on Monday and conducted between June and July, 18.5% of households said they use …

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Early Diwali may hit Amazon’s Q4 growth, Retail News, ET Retail

Bengaluru: Amazon’s international sales growth rate might be impacted in the final quarter of this financial year as parts of Diwali sale happened in the third quarter this year. The festive sale had taken place in the fourth quarter last year, said Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky. He was speaking to analysts after the announcement of …

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Uniqlo accused of mocking wartime sexual slavery victims | World news

The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has pulled an ad from South Korean TV after it was accused of mocking victims of wartime sexual slavery. The company said it had stopped airing the 15-second ad after critics pointed out that the Korean-language subtitles appeared to question the testimony of women who said they were forced to …

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