Japanese In-house Qualification Systems Spreading Overseas

In Japan, more and more companies are adopting their own in-house qualification systems lately. Although qualifications obtained may only be useful for selling goods or providing services at a particular company’s facilities or stores, they are said to be highly effective in ensuring customer satisfaction and enhancing workers’ motivation. Also, many companies give preferential treatment […]

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CULTURE: Japanese Incense

About 70% of Japanese incense is made on Awaji-shima, an island in Hyougo Prefecture. In 1850 Awaji City Port opened up to traders from overseas, so that materials used for the production of incense could be imported. The steady westerly wind blowing over the island also proved to be useful for drying incense. Over time, […]

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