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Emu-ando-Eh

Emu-ando-Eh  n.— «Merger and acquisition activity in Japan hit an all time high of 2,775 deals last year, compared with just 260 in 1985. Now, from board rooms to living rooms, “Emu-ando-Eh,” as M&A is known, has entered...

Garnier limb

Garnier limb  n.— «But that was before an engineering breakthrough developed by conference participants, the so-called Garnier Limb, allowed treehouses greater stability and longer life, and before a spate of how-to and coffee-table books...

shuto

shuto  n.— «He also throws a pitch known in Japan as a “shuto” that essentially is a screwball—though he didn’t use it Wednesday.» —“Against Pirates, Matsuzaka Is ‘as Good as Advertised’” by Dave Sheinin in...

momic

momic  n.— «Book loving mobile phone addicts now have a reason to smile, as novels and even comic books are being made available for reading on cell phones. Already a big hit in Japan and China, momics (mobile comics) as they are called...

taspo

taspo  n.— «The Tobacco Institute of Japan and other organizations have announced plans to introduce ID cards for cigarette vending machines in 2008 in a bid to bar underage purchases. Under the system, ID cards embedded with integrated...

informationalization

informationalization  n.— «It is our conclusion that Japan has to change its goal from industrialization to informationalization….We propose that the final national goal be a new information society.» —Annual Review of...