今朝の日本道で 高田 滋さんのお話を伺った。大変勉強になりました。
Learn from activities of Japanese SMEs (series 5) I would like to present learn
from long-established Japanese companies in 1000 years.
Long-life small SMEs have many points of learning that we learn
in terms of activity strategy.
日本が世界一の“老舗企業大国”な理由。Reason why Japan is “the oldest corporate powerhouse” in the world.
Berkshire Hathaway takes stake in Japan’s five biggest trading companies
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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a
slightly more than 5% stake in each of the five leading
Japanese trading companies. CNBC’s “Squawk Box” crew
discusses. For access to live and exclusive video from
CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:
https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi They say 90 is the new 70, and in
Warren Buffett’s case, it may be true.
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
announced Sunday — his 90th birthday — that his
company has acquired a slightly more than 5% stake
in each of the five leading Japanese trading companies.
The companies are Itochu Corp., Marubeni Corp.,
Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co., and Sumitomo Corp.
Berkshire said it acquired the holdings over a roughly
12-month period through regular purchases on the Tokyo
Based on Friday’s closing prices for the trading houses,
a 5% stake in each would be valued at roughly $6.25 billion.
The Japanese trading companies — known as sogo shosha
— are conglomerates that import everything from energy
and metals to food and textiles into resource-scarce Japan.
They also provide services to manufacturers. The trading
houses have helped grow the Japanese economy and
contributed to the globalization of its business.
But as they have extended their footprint overseas,
they’ve also become more vulnerable to global predicaments,
like the financial crisis from a decade ago.
The trading houses also face increasing competition
from venture capitalists and private equity funds.
For Buffett, the move is no quick trading play.
Berkshire says it intends to hold the investments for
the long term, and that it may increase its holdings
in any of the companies up to a maximum of 9.9%,
depending on price. Berkshire also pledged to make no
purchases beyond a 9.9% stake in any of the companies
unless given approval by the trading companies’ boards
In describing its intentions for the investment in the
trading houses, Berkshire pointed to its history of
passive holdings in companies like Coca-Cola Co.,
American Express Co., and Moody’s Corp.,
which each span multiple decades.
“I am delighted to have Berkshire Hathaway participate
in the future of Japan and the five companies we have
chosen for investment,” said Buffett, adding that the
trading houses have many joint ventures around the
“I hope that in the future there may be opportunities
of mutual benefit.
” Berkshire also said that despite its large, yen-denominated
bet, it would have little exposure to currency fluctuations
because it holds 625.5 billion of yen-denominated bonds
($5.93 billion) that will mature at various dates from
2023 through 2060.
Oldest Companies In The World (OVER 800 YEARS)
How to Find Your Ikigai Part 2: Sanpo-Yoshi If you want to know how to find your Ikigai,
this is the video you are looking for. To find your Ikigai, first you need to deprogram yourself,
which I discussed in the first video, How to Find Your Ikigai Part1: 7 Habits to Deprogram Yourself.
In this video, I am going to share the second step in how to find your Ikigai: Sanpo-Yoshi.
Sanpo-Yoshi is a philosophy of Omi-merchants meaning 3 way satisfaction, and it is vital in
finding your Ikigai. If the meaning of Ikigai is the life purpose or the life mission for you,
it isn’t easy to find through the Ikigai Diagram which has become the symbol of Ikigai.
If you want to know how to find your Ikigai as a way to just be happy,
the Ikigai Diagram can work, but how to find your Ikigai as the life mission is a little more
complicated than that, and you can’t come with new ideas with the same mindset which
didn’t know how to find your Ikigai in the first place.
The true happiness doesn’t just make you happy, it makes you, the people around you,
and society in general happy.
It isn’t a question of how to find your Ikigai, it is a question of how to find your Ikigai
with Sanpo-Yoshi. By understanding the concept of Sanpo-Yoshi,
you will be able to come up with better answers to the 4 questions in the Ikigai
Diagram and find your Ikigai as your life mission.
My name is Sachiaki Takamiya and Ikigai is the field of my expertise
since I have written 2 books on the subject.
I am a founder of a philosophy called Zen and a Way of Sustainable Prosperity.
Short form is ZENWSP. This is a philosophy to help you become sustainably
prosperous, healthy, happy, and enlightened.
IKIGAI DIET: The Secret of Japanese Diet to Health and Longevity