Tagged: Tokyo

Jinha Lee: Interface designer, engineer 0

Jinha Lee’s “Reach into the computer and grab a pixel” talk at TED

The border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us has been getting thinner and thinner. Designer and engineer Jinha Lee wants to dissolve it altogether. As he demonstrates in this short, gasp-inducing talk, his ideas include a pen that penetrates into a screen to draw 3D models and SpaceTop, a computer desktop prototype that lets you reach through the screen to manipulate digital objects […]

Number of Billionaires in Brazil is rising 0

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Number of billionaires expected to grow 157% in 10 years, study says

Brazil had 53 billionaires in 2012. In 2022, there will be 136, according to the annual survey provides Wealth Report, released recently by consultancy Knight Frank. The growth in the number of billionaires expected for Brazil, 157%, is the worlds third largest, behind China 214% and Indonesia 190%.Currently, the country with the most billionaires are the United States, with 543 people – a number that will rise to 1101 in ten years. Second on the list today is China, with 154 billionaires, and the third is with Germany and the UK – both have 149 billionaires […]

Living in China: Shanghai now more expensive than New York 1

Living in China: Shanghai now more expensive than New York

Tokyo is still the world’s most expensive city to live in and Oslo and Osaka still make the top five, but the Worldwide Cost of Living 2011 survey just released from the Economist Intelligence Unit also revealed some dramatic changes in the last year […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: U.S. destinations target affluent Chinese tourists 1

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: U.S. destinations target affluent Chinese tourists

Hawaii, California and Las Vegas are among American tourist destinations vying fiercely for a vast and largely untapped new market segment: the Chinese tourist […]

China Approves Disney Theme Park in Shanghai 2

China Approves Disney Theme Park in Shanghai

After a courtship of about 20 years, the Walt Disney Company has won approval from the central government of China to build a Disneyland-style theme park in Shanghai, Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, said recently […]

Living in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong among most expensive cities in Asia 1

Living in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong among most expensive cities in Asia

Ranking behind four cities – Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe – Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have become some of the most expensive cities in Asia, according to the latest survey conducted by internationally renowned human resources service provider ECA International.

Living in China: Beijing ranked as most expensive city for expatriates 0

Living in China: Beijing ranked as most expensive city for expatriates

A recent survey by ECA International, a London-based human resources consultant, ranked Beijing as the 31st most expensive city for expatriates in the world, surpassing Hong Kong to become the most expensive city in China […]

Shanghai the 8th most expensive Asian city for expats 1

Shanghai the 8th most expensive Asian city for expats

The cost of living in Shanghai is catching up with more expensive locations in the region such as Hong Kong and Taipei, according to the latest global cost of living survey. The ECA cost of living survey listed Shanghai in 100th place among the top 300-plus most expensive cities in the world, up 23 spots from last year. Shanghai was also one position higher than Singapore among Asian cities, which ranked at 122nd place globally, according to the report.