Macau is called Las Vegas of the Orient. Is it appropriate now that Macau's gambling revenues are actually bigger than those of its Nevada counterpart? Casino industry and tourism account for approximately 70% of the government annual revenue of Macau in 2012. Gambling industry in Macau has made rapid and remarkable development since Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau was granted the monopoly rights to gambling in all forms in 1962. In this essay its economic history is considered in particular reference to the connection between casino industry and STDM.
This essay tries to examine those discussions on the propriety of adopting an open-door policy towards Japanese culture which were carried out in the South Korean Diet during the years 1994-2003.On October 8, 1998, a joint statement concerning “a new Japan-Korea [Korea-Japan] partnership towards the 21st century” was made by Kim Daejung and Keizo Obuchi (who were President of ROK and Prime Minister of Japan respectively). This was where the process of deregulating the introduction of Japanese culture into Korean cultural soil came to a decisive turning point. The open-door policy towards Japanese culture actually got started. It is to be noted that up to that year there had been vehement and serious discussions and arguments about the issue, and that after the joint announcement of 1998 discussions and arguments went on. During the period 1994-200, some argued against deregulating; others accepted the process of opening the door because of the inevitability of the cultural trends; still others stressed the need of suspending the judgment as it was too soon to determine the merit/demerit of the policy. In this essay the author considers these arguments and discussions in terms of the political and historical context of the period.In what political and historical conditions did those discussions and arguments occur? What changes did political and historical situations go through with the going on of the debates and controversies? This is what the author is going to investigate into.
Evaluating a firm's merit on the basis of its financial history alone is not enough to determine its potential.An increasing number of financial institutions are focusing attention on "knowledge asset management reports" when considering the value of a firm. Why are "intangibles" and "knowledge assets" of a firm attracting more and more attention? This is exactly what this paper examines in order to establish the importance of "knowledge asset management" in developing potentialities of a firm. As a matter of fact, the "knowledge assets" concept is becoming more popular than the accounting concept of "intangibles" in business. This study inquires into the origins of the "knowledge assets" concept, making clear the logical distinction between the two categories. Furthermore, the significance of successful "knowledge asset management" based on an accurate understanding and proper use of "knowledge assets" will be considered, together with a prospect of development of the "knowledge assets" concept in Japan.
This research is an investigation into the relationships between factors defining the context of each scene and behavior signaling for a request, making a contrastive analysis between two film remakes and theiroriginal films – the Japanese-original version of Shall We Dance? (2005) and the Hollywood-original version Ghost (2011) –.Focusing on urgency, obligation, cost, vertical distance, and intimacy, it is confirmed that urgency greatly affects request expressions both in Japanese and English. In Japanese, vertical distance and intimacy arereally important and higher status and intimate relations can result in avoidance of care in choosing of polite expressions, followed by obligation, when it is not a matter of great urgency, but in English, obligation andcost take precedence over relations between speaker and addressee.
Graham Greene (1904-1991), who is called a Catholic novelist, published Dr Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party (1980) when he was seventy six. Although the theme of the story focuses on the limitless greed of human being and the cruel image of almighty God of a man with power and wealth, it admits of various interpretations.
This story consists of seventeen sections. Interestingly, the section number 13 is the dramatic turning point of the progression of the story itself and the life of Alfred Jones who is the main character as well as the narrator of this story. And at the scenes of the section number 13, such things as Jones's complicated feelings, signs of his happiness and indications of misfortune about his wife Anna-Luise are presented.
In this paper, therefore, I tried to clarify the roles of several things, with focusing on the section number 13 in this story to find out the peculiarity and charms of Greene's literature.