How the Insurance Industry Continues to Meet the Moment 400 Years On

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When disaster or other uncertainties strike, an insurance policy can help individuals, businesses, and organizations mitigate the impact of any substantial financial loss. It was said that life insurance dates…

Is art really interesting? An interview with Gaia Menegoni art curator’s assistant at Akio Nagasawa Gallery in Tokyo

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Gaia's portrait au salins  de Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, Montpellier, France. Photo by Federico Drigo THE BIG INTERVIEW with GAIA MENEGONI about what an art curator assistant job consists of within an art…

Growth Mindset: The Imperative for Business Transformation

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An interview with Keith Fujii, Head of Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management  A growth mindset, or the belief that intelligence and ability are not fixed but can be developed…

Echigo-Tsumari: Of Ageing, Agriculture and Art

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The population in Japan has been on a steady decline for the past decade. The United Nations predicted the shrink of Japan’s population from 128 million in 2010 to approximately…

Think Like a Futurist with Disruptive Innovation in Mind

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We live in times rapidly shaped by a variety of shifting forces. The scope of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, genome sequencing, energy storage…

Cecilia Siu: What Do We Mean by Effective Workplace Communications?

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Peter Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” Communications in the workplace is one of the signs of a high-performance culture,…

Passion for Clean Water: Nur Adlin’s Story

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The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), also known as the global goals, is a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people…

Look Before You Leap: Testing Market Demand for E-Commerce

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The ease of use of e-commerce platforms and the promise of quick and enormous profits have drawn many to pour vast amounts of capital into the business hastily. But while…

Best of Both Worlds: Combining Business Experience and Education to Pursue Passions, Skills, and Productivity

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You can teach the business theory and refer to some practical cases illustrated in business management literature. However, the best practical experience that can benefit learners more is what the…

Is Design Thinking Overrated and Impossible?

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"My students think Design Thinking is overrated, focusing too much on positivity and lacking the necessary critique to gain deeper insights. It is not as effective as everyone says it…

Allan Wu: On the Future of Logistics

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People have been moving supplies from one point to another for centuries. The necessity to bring food, equipment, and baggage from a source to a destination gave rise to the…

Lifelong Learning in a Changing Labor Market

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An interview with Alexandru Postu, a Web Optimization Strategist, Authorized Interpreter and Translator from Romania In the following interview, The Nagaoka Review had a chance to chat with Alexandru Postu, a…

How the Spread of “Omikuji” Became Related to the Women’s Empowerment Movement

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For most Japanese, one of the pleasures of visiting a shrine is to draw a fortune and ask the true intention of God at the shrine that they visited. Locally…

Gaurav Malhotra: How To Stand Out And Win The War For Tech Talent

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The Nagaoka Review had the opportunity to speak to Gaurav Malhotra from Hire Pundit Japan K.K, a People and Business Consulting Firm (read more about Hire Pundit here focusing…

Do you dread networking? Change your perspectives for future success

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Most people often associate networking with small talk, elevator pitches, and stacks of business cards and attend networking events or connections to gain something related to job leads, referrals, exposure,…

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay – Creating Mental Health Advocacy in Organizations

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Mental health is in everything we do – weight management, parenting, education, knowledge acquisition, learning ability etc. While it is interesting to see how important this aspect is, but it…

“Hinamatsuri”- The Japanese Doll Festival

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Every year at the beginning of March, people worldwide celebrate International Women's Day, a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and gender parity. Early in spring,…

The Philippines in the Coffee Global Value Chain: Past & Present

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Nowadays, when Filipino millennials think of coffee, chances are they would think of American brands like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts right away. McDonald’s restaurant and Philippine-brand Jollibee would be another…

Championing Human Resources: Seeing Through the Talent Lens

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Engagement, Inclusion, Collaboration and People Analytics – these are major focus areas that define modern day Human Resources Management. “Transactional HR” is a thing of the past – Talent Management…

5 Hot E-Commerce Trends for 2021

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In the years leading up to the pandemic, e-commerce has been seeing a notable rise in demand. However, the lockdown, quarantine measures, retail store closures, and travel bans massively accelerated…

David Sweet: Will Technology Cost Me My Job?

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An interview with Dr. David Sweet, CEO and Founder of FocusCore Digitalization, demographic shifts, rapid advances in automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, have sparked radical changes in how we live…


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Kiyoshi Ohishi

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Nobuhiko Azuma

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