Trade and Investment from Japan

Accelerating economic globalization continues to expand and deepen Japan’s trade and investment relations with countries in North America, Asia and Europe. Trade, which underpinned Japan’s economic prosperity in the second half of the 20th century, was made possible by advances in multilateral trade liberalization, progress largely due to the work of the General Agreement on …

Lexus IS-F

The Lexus family is replenished with a car equipped with a 5-liter 8-cylinder engine with a V-shaped arrangement of cylinders. Its place is in the model IS, the distinctive line is the additional letter F in the name, the character is sporty. In other words, we have a new Premium Sport car. How well she …

Toyota Supra Fourth generation (A80; 1993)

The A80 program was launched in February 1989 under the leadership of Isao Tsuzuki, various design, engineering and engineering teams. By the mid-1990s, the final design concept of the A80 was approved by Toyota Aichi Technical Center and frozen for production in the late 1990s. The first test mules were hand-assembled into A70 bodies in …

Nakamichi 1000 ZXL Limited

Nakamichi was founded by Etsuro Nakamichi in 1948 as Nakamichi Research Corporation Ltd (株式会社 研究所 株式会社 Nakamichi Kenkyujo Kabushiki Kaisha) in Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in the production of portable radios, audio signals, speakers and communication equipment. It was later headed by the younger brother of the founder, Niro Nakamichi. Initially, the company was founded …

SEPPUKU AND KAISHAKU

Seppuku should never be considered suicide, and similarly kaishaku should never be regarded as murder: both are rituals of bushido. Seppuku was committed only by warriors-commoners were deemed unworthy. There were several circumstances under which seppuku was carried out. One was to take personal responsibility for a grave error. A samurai would also commit seppuku …

What’s in Your Cupboard? How Healthy Are the Foods You Eat?

When I was a small boy, my mother was a teacher at the same elementary school I attended. I remember how after school she would plunk me on her bicycle and start toward home. As we rode, we would pass farms where we would stop and buy the ingredients for our evening meal. First we …

Higaonna Kanryo, the founder of Naha-te

After becoming a disciple of Master Ryu Ryuko, Higaonna Sensei helped his master at his trade during the day as a craftsman of bamboo. Training look place after dark starting with the practice of Sanchin. Then, lifting the Nigiri-game (heavy ceramic jars), by their rims, a student would practice Unsokuho (a pattern of stepping movements). …

The legend Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Kyokushin Karate

Masutatsu Oyama was born in Korea in 1923 and is the founder of Japan’s most famous and widespread karate style in the world. At the age of 9, Mas Oyama learned Chinese kenpo in Manchuria and practiced judo and boxing as a teenager. All this leads to training in Okinawan karate, which serves as a …

Miyamoto Musashi – The Samurai Legend

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese samurai and swordsman who became a legend. Musashi is known for his remarkable skill as a swordsman and the many duels he has won since his early teens. He is the founder of the Ni Ten Ichi Ryu school and the author of Go Rin No Sho (“The Book of …

Muso Gonnosuke – The Man Who Defeated Musashi

Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, samurai of the early 17th century, launches a system that elevates the simple stick to one of Japan’s favorite martial arts weapons called Jojutsu. He practiced in Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, then studied Kashima Jikishinkage-ryu, practicing their secret techniques called “ichi no tachi”. According to legends, Gonnosuke took part in a large number of …