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3 Common Trends in the IT Business

Having recently attended various international conferences and meetings, I’ve observed three worldwide trends. The first of these is the dissemination of “wearable devices” which, as the term implies, are worn directly on the person. On April 24, sales of the Apple Watch were launched in the US and Japan. Worldwide attention is now being focused on what impact the watch’s maker—multinational Apple Inc.—will have on the world of the future via such devices. As compact as it is, the Apple Watch incorporates nearly the same processing power as did a supercomputer of 15 years ago. So, given the intensifying competition

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Fail First – Japanese businesses must shed conservative character

Last year’s general election in Japan led to a deluge of coverage by Reuters, Bloomberg, and other foreign news agencies. Since December, I’ve received many inquiries, and gave numerous interviews during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It is clear that foreign spectators are brimming with interest in Japan, specifically regarding what can be learned in their own countries from the successes and shortcomings of the Abenomics policies for economic growth. Various TV networks in Europe have shown strong interest in the issues directly confronting Japan, such as how to halt deflation and manage the national debt.

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Why internet security matters

Now that the Internet is an integral part of our lives, it’s easy to forget that 15 years ago it didn’t even exist, at least for most people. In fact, the Internet has been around for more than 45 years, with the original iteration functioning as a way for scientists and scholars to send messages to one another. So, how did the Internet grow from its academic origins to become the indispensable global tool we know today? Many would say its rise was due to the creation of the World Wide Web or the speed of data transmission that made

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William Saito: article to Nature

Many of us find ourselves with multiple gadgets – in our pockets, our homes, our cars, our offices – and these gadgets are increasingly built to talk to each other. Camera phones upload straight to the Web and connect through WiFi and Bluetooth to computer networks; copiers can be used as printers by branch offices on the other side of the world; and our cars pull down information from the sky on the latest traffic and weather conditions. Even the documents (licenses, passports, payment cards) that we carry around with us contain RFID chips. And all these sensors and transmitters

Barriers and Solutions for Setting Up Study Abroad Programs

As a long-time proponent of study abroad, I am convinced that students who live and work overseas gain a wider perspective and a global viewpoint. They can expand their networks and get valuable experience in learning how to negotiate, exchange ideas, and discuss opposing opinions respectfully. The primary reason Japanese students, particularly male students, are not going overseas is that they have little incentive to do so, even if they have the desire. Indeed, the educational system – and corporate society in general – seem set up especially to put roadblocks in the way of this kind of activity. People

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