JMEC is a business training program centered on a competition to write the best business plan. The program gives participants the chance to get hands-on experience writing a business plan while learning about business in Japan. Whether you are working full time, part-time, or are looking to get back into the business world, JMEC is a great way to enhance your resume while here in Japan.
JMEC will be holding two more information sessions for potential participants to learn more about the upcoming program, JMEC 15. There is no fee to attend but reservations are required. To register for a session and to find out more about JMEC, please visit www.jmec.gr.jp
, or contact Beckie Cassidy at email@example.com
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The German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ) is co-organizing an international symposium on the Business Opportunities and Responsibilities in the Ageing Society together with the United Nations University, the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), and the The 21st Century Program The Science of Institutional Management of Technology (SIMOT), Tokyo Institute of Technology. The event will be held at the United Nations University, Tokyo on October 3 and 4, 2008.
This is a unique opportunity to discuss Japan's silver market phenomenon with renowned experts from around the globe and to meet the inventor of "Paro", a robot for therapeutic treatment, the inventor of the Robot Suit HAL, Dr. Kawashima from the world success "Dr. Kawashima`s Brain Training"
and many more.
Registration is required by 22 September. The registration fee (for conference materials including the new book - The Silver Market Phenomenon) is 3,000 yen.
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Europe's most active and popular 18 man Big Band "Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
" is finally coming to Tokyo and performing in Hotel Okura Tokyo. A guaranteed enjoyable night of unforgettable European Jazz.
Doors Open 17:00
Concert Start 18:00
Location: Main Building First Floor, Akebono Room
Price for tickets: 16,000 Yen per person
* Price includes cover charge, two drinks, two hors-d'oeuvre, and taxes.
For inquiries or tickets, contact Kim Knudsen at 03-3224-6600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Finnish government clears way for Imatra and Kajaani relief
The Finnish government said in a statement Thursday it had designated Imatra and Kajaani, reeling under the mill closures announced the day before, regions undergoing sudden structural change, paving the way for state aid packages.
The two regions are to enjoy the special status until the end of 2010.
Paper makers Stora Enso and UPM-Kymmene had on Wednesday unveiled restructuring programmes involving thousands of job cuts in Finland and across the world.
A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her
contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" the
emergency operator asked.
"No, you idiot!" the man shouted. "This is her