WSJを真面目に読む July 31, 2012 (番外編)

また出張でクアラルンプールです。入手できたInternational Herald TribuneでWSJに代替します。字が小さくてとても読みにくい。大きくするだけで読者が増えるとおもいますがどうでしょうか。




Uruguay considers marijuana monopoly


Legalizing and regulating not just drug use, but also drug transport-perhaps with large customs fees for bulk shipments?


Bold strategy for growth in Japan leaves blanks to fill: Plan calls for $1 trillion in new industry but skirts socially sensitive issues

 日経で一面に取り上げられなかった「日本再生戦略」。International Herald Tribuneでは一面で取り上げてくれました。ありがとう。IHT! 記事の中では新味はないとバッサリ。

Rallying cry in Syria is increasingly religious: Fighters are adopting Islamist agenda that attracts foreign financing



【見出し】Business Asiaの見出しから

A West Bank future bypassing checkpoint: Israel serves as a model, and as a consumer, for growing technology hub. A sector that has no borders. You just need electricity and a telephone line.


Cheap Chinese knockoffs threaten Venice’s artisan culture: A Senegalese venderin Venice selling copies of designer handbags that were made in China. It is estimated that a typical vendor might make from $125 to $185 a day.

  Knockoff: 偽物、模造品


Congenial guide for Time in digital era: A sagging empire’s chief moves to tap into its vast trove of customer data. Laura Lang in her 34th-floor corner office in New York Times Inc’s first female chief executive has homed in on the transition to mobile devices and the customizing of ads for marketers. In an industry, full of egos, Time Inc. needed a boss who could mix well with big personalities.

  Congenial: 愛想が良い、しっくりいく、ウマがあう、

 伝統あるNY Timesを変えようと奮闘する初の女性社長についての長文記事。何事もうるさい人たちを上手く押さえこみ同意を得ながら変化を進めるにはcongenialなやり方が必要という内容。