Retail giant Aeon to hire 1,500 staff to tap into Asian markets

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    WOW! What a grand idea!

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    LostinNagoya

    Hope they adopt English as the corporative language. Would help business a lot.

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    tmarie

    The firm, which operates everything from massive shopping malls to small supermarkets, also said it wants about half of the staff at its headquarters in Japan to be non-Japanese employees in less than a decade.

    How many times have we heard such comments from the government or companies here with regards to foreigners? That or "all English head offices". I'd love to believe it and think it is a great idea but it's one thing to say and another to do.

    I hope they do well - been a faithful AEON/Jusco shopper since I first got here.

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    herefornow

    Hope Aeon, Tokyo, and Japan in general become a lot more foreigner-friendly so companies with a vision like this can become successful. Japan must become more global and less insular to prosper long-term.

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    bokuwamo

    I hope that opening 10 new stores in China has a positive result.

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    avigator

    Japan still has a primitive business mentality. I am almost short of saying primate business mentality. That is, they want foreigners to buy their products, yet they do not want to integrate foreigners into their hearts. I am sure some of you guys know what I am talking about. The mere fact that they do not want to learn English is an example of it. It also wants to do whatever it wants with disregard to the international community. Before you can be trusted, you have to show that you want to be a member of the team.It is like Japan is the center of the Earth and the rest of the World revolves around Japan. Let's see how that will go. Things might seem to be settling, but the same happens when the eye of the storm is passing by. I am not optimistic at all for things that have been written can not be erased, not even burning the writings.

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    Seawolf

    Well, the manager of the Aeon mall here in Sakudaira is not only a woman, but a foreign (western) one as well, since the 3 years I've been living here. So, it's not only talk, but substance as well.

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    Yubaru

    Well, the manager of the Aeon mall here in Sakudaira is not only a woman, but a foreign (western) one as well, since the 3 years I've been living here. So, it's not only talk, but substance as well.

    Hopefully she isn't just a "token" and it means something more.

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