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High flyer

Japan is getting ready to take to the skies as Mitsubishi finishes off its first airplane: the slick and efficient SpaceJet M90.

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Tipping the scales

Kiyoshi Kimura splashes out to buy the first tuna of the year but the larger-than-life methods of Japan’s King of Tuna rely on getting the small details right.

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Root cause

One man is pushing for a rural return with a business-minded mix of hospitality and agricultural innovation.

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Modern niches

Whether it’s door-to-door delivery services, cutesy telegrams or ear salons, Japan is home to a host of unique businesses.

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Open book

Bookseller James Daunt has been tasked with changing the fortunes of Barnes & Noble. We take a glimpse inside the covers.

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Phoenix rising

As our report on the experiences of Waterstones and Barnes & Noble shows, rough times are part of business. But putting the right people in charge can be the difference between sinking and swimming. We profile the firms…

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Close to home

Forget dull hotel rooms and fusty apartments: a group of architects-turned-entrepreneurs are cornering the market in well-designed rentals in South Korea – and beyond.

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Go figure

When brands want their clothes to look their best, they reach out to mannequin-maker La Rosa.

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Looking sharp

With its diverse produce and deep commitment to staff and the community, leading family-run supermarket chain Cactus could teach retailers around the world a thing or two.

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Business briefing

A Swiss boatmaker using great design to stay afloat and how Hasselblad is staying relevant.

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Moving forward

How will you get to work in the future? We consider the role that businesses will play and think about some of the potential travel opportunities and pitfalls – not to mention how long it’ll take.

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Against the grain

Oatly CEO Toni Petersson has raised the drink’s profile by revamping its brand, tapping into consumers’ eco-desires and antagonising the dairy industry.

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Hive of industry

Soundproofed chairs, high ceilings and yellow upholstery have helped Estonian newspaper ‘Aripaev’ turn a factory hall in Tallinn into a modern office for busy bees.

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Office politics

The way we work is changing – and fast. This is leaving business owners and managers with more questions than answers. Does flexible working pay off? How much leave is too much? And how important is sustainability? We speak…

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Testing times

What happens if all commutes are free? Or you make young people do national service? Or even pay people for doing nothing at all? We find out.

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All in a days work

From paying your bills to finding your calling, work means many things to many people. But it’s the manner of your approach to the daily grind – your ambitions, your colleagues and your routine – that will define your…

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