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While English has long been the de facto language of international business, more multinational companies are now mandating that employees communicate only in English.

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Shoppers embrace the online modelupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 23:45:00

Online shopping mall Rakuten is the giant in its chosen field of Japanese Internet commerce, handling millions of customers looking for everything from auction bargains and share broking services, to music downloads and cheap travel tickets.

Japan baseball players will strikeupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 12:30:00

Japanese baseball players have gone on strike for the first time in the 70 year history of the game after last minute talks ended without an agreement.

Fortune: 25 Rising Stars What will the world look like a decade or two from now? Who knows? But these young business updated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

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