Category Archives: Japan

Japan brands continue to dominate Asian consumer loyalty – Tom Doctoroff

Japan brands will dominate consumer loyalty in Asia, while China brands will offer them competition only in the long run, although they are learning fast, says JWT’s North Asia CEO Tom Doctoroff in CNBC.

Japan adds spy bases to watch China – Wendell Minnick

Japan is building signals intelli­gence (SIGINT) stations along the Ryukyu Island chain to monitor Chinese naval and maritime activities, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick on his weblog.

Two CSB speakers join FP top 100 twitterati list

Two of the speakers at the China Speakers Bureau, Howard French and Kaiser Kuo, are named by the magazine Foreign Policy (FP) as two of the top-100 users of Twitter in the field of foreign relations.

China’s green energy gains from Fukushima – Bill Dodson

The chain of disasters at the nuclear plan in Fukushima have caused a shock in China’s energy policies, but solar and wind power industries in particular are beneficiaries of Japan’s nuclear tragedy, writes energy expert Bill Dodson.
“The Chinese alternative energy business has found ways to turn danger into opportunity.”

Who buys the luxury goods in China? – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr The luxury goods market in China is growing fast, says Shaun Rein in CNBC, but retailers often focus on the wrong kind of customers….

Trade under threat of Fukushima fallout – Shaun Rein

Toyota SUV in trouble via Wikipedia The effects on trade between Japan and China cause by the Fukushima nuclear disaster is bigger than expected, warns Shaun Rein at CNBC, as Chinese consumers…

Is Japan getting ready for change? – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr The current crisis in Japan could lead to a change in Sino-Japanese relationships, Shaun Rein tells CNBC. Japan could actually have a chance to…

Rare earth is not that rare – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr The real or imaginary boycott on rare earth export to Japan has kept many politicians, diplomats and media busy. But according to economic analyst…

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.

Farrer, James

James Farrer is a leading expert on sexuality in China and Japan. In a dynamic and knowledgeable way he addresses one of the fast-changing sides of China’s dynamic society: its youth culture. He is the director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University. He travels from Tokyo.