Preparing for a trip to Japan is more intricate than simply laying out an itinerary. I wasn’t prepared for cultural differences between Japan and the US or other logistical complications. It is not the norm to eat or drink on the subway or while you walk. There aren’t many trash cans in Japan and the indoor smoking laws in Japan are more laid-back than those in the US. When I planned my first trip to Japan, I made sure my itinerary was filled with activities. I did exhaustive research on bars, restaurants, and landmarks I wanted to see, but unfortunately, there are a lot of things I didn’t think to look up. There are a lot of cultural norms and common decencies that are specific to Japan, plus there are also a ton of logistical differences that I wish I had known about in advance. Here are 13 things I wish I had known before visiting Japan. There isn’t as much free public Wi-Fi. Free Wi-Fi isn’t as readily available in Japan as it is in the US, … [Read more...] about 13 things I wish I knew before travelling from the US to Japan
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For anyone who cares about corporate America’s obligations to society, it has been hard not to applaud the Business Roundtable’s steady stream of actions the past few weeks. The lobbying group, which is made up of the country’s top CEOs, began by promoting a move away from quarterly earnings guidance, saying that “companies should be managed for long-term prosperity, not to meet the latest forecast.” Given that most public companies have already abandoned the practice, with less than a third now following it, one could argue that it was as if the Roundtable had decided to root for the Golden State Warriors after the team had taken a 3-0 series lead in the NBA finals. But, late or not, it was still a welcome pronouncement. The Roundtable followed this up with a forceful denouncement of the Trump administration’s policy to separate children from their parents at the border, characterizing it as “cruel and contrary to American values.” And … [Read more...] about It’s time for top CEOs to realign their interests—beyond those of elevating shareholders above all
Invest in Yourself is a series designed to offer the education and insights you need to navigate the share trading landscape. Presented by Commsec, the series draws on market expertise to ensure you get the most out of trading. From video tutorials to how-to guides, CommSec’s array of trading ideas can help you trade with confidence. For more share trading basics watch “Tips for beginners” at www.commsec.com.au/investinyourself to find out more.. Trading shares can sometimes feel like visiting another country, especially when you’re just getting started. It’s so replete with its own terms and customs, it can seem a language to itself. This goes beyond the use of “equity”, “share” and “stock” to all manner of useful rules-of-thumb and jargon. Here are a range of words and phrases that everyone should understand when trading. 1) Price to earnings ratio The price to earnings ratio, often shortened to P/E or P/E ratio, is … [Read more...] about 10 market words and phrases anyone trading shares should understand
By Robert C. Yeager, New York Times Published 5:04 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 Dave Marek knows exactly what he wants to hear from potential buyers. “It’s my 10 second rule,” said Marek, who as Acura’s executive creative director oversees the carmaker’s designs around the world. “I want them to walk around our car and say: ‘Wow! I want to ride in that!’” But what happens to that passion when the driver’s only role is to sit passively as an autonomous car glides through traffic and zips down highways? “Whether they’re autonomous or not, we will always want our creations to evoke emotion,” said Marek, also a part-time professor of transportation design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Venezuela’s held three elections in just five months, which have left President Nicolas Maduro with almost absolute power. Predictable maybe, with … [Read more...] about When cars do the driving, who will feel the joy?
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 11:37 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Jody Gooden Chatham, 63, of Carmel Valley, California, found a well-preserved diary after her uncle died. She started looking at each word, carefully written in cursive, and read with shock that Roy Leighton (Bud) Wall of Detroit was part of the D-Day invasion. July 5 - Received induction notice July 3 telling me to report at the draft board July 5th. Having passed the physical at my draft board I requested the Marines as the branch of service I would like to be taken into. I was informed the Marine Corps was filled by volunteer only and was taken into the Navy. From the draft board I drove myself and five other boys to the Federal Bldg. where we were all sworn into the Navy. We were given our choice of being taken into active duty at once, or a week’s furlough. I took the latter. July 12 - I reported to the Federal Bldg. at 9 A.M. and from there we were taken to the Navy Club. I ate lunch with … [Read more...] about Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509