Year: 2009

Richard Katz of The Oriental Economist provides a counter-argument to the mainstream worries about Japanese government debt. I’m leaning more towards Katz but am looking for more guidance. Now Is Not the Time to Fret About Tokyo’s Debts

Matt Alt explains why this: 指定された暗証番号をお忘れの場合は、列車終着駅でお荷物の引渡しとなります。 becomes this… When the set combination is forgotten, it becomes a delivery of the spare prick in the train terminal station. I’d laugh if it wasn’t such a simple error. It’s also prominently displayed …

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Last week Hiroko Tabuchi’s article in the NYT, Rising Debt a Threat to Japanese Economy, painted a pretty grim picture of Japan’s significant debt and what that could mean to the future of Japan. What many may not have seen …

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After the GLOCOM event on Oct. 20th, I’m headed to the Good Ideas Salon, Tokyo, where three people I know are speaking. I’ve known Peter Rojas since the early days of Gizmodo, where I was an early contributor. Danny is …

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Just a quick note to mention that I will be attending the GLOCOM Forum 2009 event, as Kevin Werbach (who I know via Jerry Michalski) is speaking.