Fuel Battle Royal, and The Surprising Winner Is...
There have been some earthshaking developments in the world of automobile fuels, heretofore dominated by fossil fuels. America and Europe are being swept up in biofuel, with its current epicenter of Brazil. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s remarks about converting 10% of Japan’s gasoline usage to domestically produced biofuel have caused violent tremors in Japan. And electricity and hydrogen are both back on the scene. All these alternate fuel sources have the potential to transform the future of the automobile.
Working with Japan
Why Does a Japanese Boss Make Changes To His Subordinates' Work?
By Rochelle Kopp
You’ve turned in your wonderful report or beautiful engineering plan to your Japanese boss—and instead of positive feedback, what you get back is what you turned in, covered with red ink denoting extensive revisions! This is a common, and shocking experience for Americans working with Japanese. From an American point of view, it feels very strange to have one’s boss make extensive changes to one’s work. It feels insulting, and after it’s been revised it feels less like one’s own work.
Products Of The Month
Pinch, Pop! Pinch, Pop!
If you get a charge out of popping the bubbles in plastic bubble wrap, you’ll love Bandai’s new “Mugen PuchiPuchi.”
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