TOKYO In a shabby back-alley office in Shibuya, a Tokyo district known for youth culture and tech ventures, defectors from corporate Japan are hard at work for a little known company they fervently believe will be the country’s next big manufacturing success. Like a startup anywhere in the world, its bare bone setup crackles with an optimistic energy and urgent sense of purpose. What’s different, for Japan, is that this startup’s talent is drawn from the ranks of famous companies such as Mitsubishi, Michelin and Nissan.
Kohshi Kuwahara, 26, worked for more than two years at electronics giant Panasonic Corp. before hopping to Terra Motors Corp., a little know venture that pays far less but is out to conquer the world with its stylish electric scooters. As with his colleagues at Terra, he resiled from the hidebound culture of big Japanese companies and felt a deep sense of frustration at their eclipse by rivals such as South Korea’s Samsung and America’s Apple.
“If you’re stuck in a system that promotes just by seniority, it’s living a slow death like animals on a farm,” said Kuwahara. “I wanted to be in a tough competitive place.”
Despite having some of the developed world’s least hospitable conditions for starting a new business, Japan’s “salaryman” culture of guaranteed lifetime employment at a household name corporation is no longer the unquestioned ideal.
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Pupils at St Mary’s School in Fairford Leys were asked by Connells to draw their dream home.
All the entries have been put in the estate agent’s window where homes would normally be displayed and three winners were picked.
Prizes of colouring books, pencils, art sets and sticker books were given to Luke Mullens, eight, Arwen Cox, 10 and five year old Darcie Pearce (pictured left to right with branch manager Daniel Crawley).
The winning entries will be made into postcards and used in a marketing campaign Connells is running to raise money for the school library.
The estate agent will donate money to the school for every property that successfully sells through its Fairford Leys office
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The Avanti Group, Inc. specializes in the structural design of pre-engineered metal buildings and tilt up concrete, low-rise structures, but our record shows a broad range of building types and construction techniques in our designs as follows:
• Pre-engineered Metal Building Foundations and Engineer of Record Services.
• Industrial & Commercial Building Design.
• Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Tilt-up, Pre-Cast and Wood Design.
• Analytical studies of existing buildings and other structures.
• Specialty engineering services (i.e. metal panel calculations, light gauge steel framing, mechanical retrofit analysis, & metal building framing design).
• Retaining Walls & Screen Walls, Stormwater Vault Design (civil/site specialty engineering).
• Digital renderings (Site and Building).
At the request of many clients Avanti Group is now offering permitting services for our local counties.
Permitting continues to be more complicated and we feel it’s another great service we can offer our clients to make your life easier.
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