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5 Interesting Things About Japan's First Self-Made Female Billionaire

Yoshiko Shinohara joins the list of only 26 other self-made female Asian billionaires

Four decades after launching her business, 82-year-old Yoshiko Shinohara has been deemed Japan’s first self-made female billionaire.Shinohara initially launched staffing agency Temp Holdings in 1973 out of her one-bedroom apartment in Tokyo. From risking everything to start her company to putting her ...

by Rose Leadem  | January 29, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Want to Learn Coding? PH Startup Adopts Study Now, Pay Later Scheme

The founders of online tutorial company RareJob launch a new venture that aims to produce more IT professionals

tuitt founders Tomohisa Kato and Mary Shemuel Unida are also behind RareJobAs more companies bring their business online, demand for information technology (IT) professionals who can monitor their computer systems and troubleshoot problems 24/7 is also on the rise.Despite the proliferation of IT schools ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 28, 2016 11:00:00
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What Today's Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Harbor

There are lessons in the Japanese sneak attack that brought the U.S. into a war and world leadership

It is still rightly referred to as the Date Which Will Live in Infamy, that morning 75 years ago when Japanese airmen launched an attack on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor. Though war with Japan had been building, peace talks were underway even ...

by Ray Hennessey  | December 10, 2016 12:00:00
Franchising

FranchiseTalk: What Duterte’s recent state visits mean for franchising

Local businesses stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with China, Japan

 President Rodrigo Duterte recently had state visits to China and Japan, with the intent of strengthening our economic ties with these two nations. In the case of Japan, in particular, it remains the largest source of foreign direct investments and the largest ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Tokyo 2020: The Olympics goes to the land of cool and kawaii

But are the numbers in Tokyo’s favor?

#Tokyo2020 already stepping the game up!!! pic.twitter.com/HBbDZCAztSAs the Rio Summer Olympics 2016 closed, Tokyo as the next host for the games quickly stirred excitement for the next edition, with a superb performance in the closing ceremoniesTokyo has less than four years left ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 23, 2016 03:00:00
News and Events

Filipina Ombudsman wins Ramon Magsaysay Award

Corruption fighter Conchita Carpio-Morales makes history with her victory

For the first time in 12 years, an active Filipino government official will receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award, dubbed as the Nobel Peace Prize of Asia. Philippine Ombudsman Conchita-Carpio Morales is among the six honorable personalities and organizations named as this year's awardees. Ramon ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 27, 2016 03:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, May 20: Electricity rates lower this month

And Japanese investors eyes investing in PH real estate, equities market.

Lower ratesThe Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced on Thursday, May 19 that Meralco announced that the rate for its residential customers this May will be lower by P0.41 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh), thus down to P8.44 per kWh.The reduction was due ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 20, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

5 innovative uses of solar power

More than just lighting up communities, solar power has more to offer.

Solar energy is finding its way into innovations big and small all over the world. Here is a glance at some of the ways the technology is making an impact in a wide range of industries, ranging from architecture to animal conservation.Related: How ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 09, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Tokyo Posh: Reinventing the 'wigs' business in PH

The hair extensions studio is now the premier name in this fashion category, thanks as well to a slew of famous names endorsing it.

Denise Aquino was granted a 3-year fashion design scholarship by the Japanese government in 2009 that immersed her into a head-to-toe fashion culture in Japan.  She discovered hair extensions as a fashion accessory and that Japanese women can change their hair styles on almost a ...

by Josiah Go  | March 09, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 9: Japanese firms bullish in PH, brands drop Sharapova

Here's a roundup about Maria Sharapova, Japanese prospects in the country, plus statistics on Filipinos' debt levels.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 09, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Tokyo training helps boost competitiveness of Pinoy SMEs

Binalot\\\'s Rommel Juan chosen as Philippine delegate for the two-week training

Photo shows Rommel Juan of Binalot (third from left) during the training in TokyoRommel Juan, the entrepreneur behind Binalot Fiesta Foods, was recently chosen by the Development Academy of the Philippines, the local arm of Japan-based Asian Productivity Organization (APO) , to ...

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