Wish you the very best of luck Junko! It's an excellent assignment and I personally look forward to reading your insightful reports from China. I also have a wee hunch we will be meeting over there in the near future :-)
It's sounds like a very exciting new assignment and journey is ahead for you and your husband. We look forward to the continued insightful contributions and observations you've provided in the past, but now based on a whole new perspective.
Great! Congrats, Junko. I am a fan of your writing even though I am quite new in this field. Look forward to reading your first-hand, down-to-earth, unfiltered coverage of Chinese companies and real people, i.e. success stories of Chinese companies and entrepreneurs, frustrations and hardship they have to face daily, their vision, etc.
You nailed it with your "fear mongering" comments above.
Look forward to your professional hard ball coverage that gets to the heart of the issue. Your insights will enrich us all.
Congrats Junko.. I sure will miss your inputs and views re my stories from India. You were/are the best editor I have come across and I have come/had across quite a few since I worked with leading Indian publications and freelance for a few international publications. Re China, I am sure there would be more value-add from your side for stories out of China. Here in India, we always perceive China as a rival though we are far from it - China is way ahead of everything, starting from infrastructure and now even IT design. One has to see some of the mobile phones out of China and the features they have - no one can really say that China lags behind India when it comes to design. Lets wait about 5-10 years and see how China and India evolve and the route each country takes. Wish you the best and looking forward to great stories from China.
Congrats Junko... it would be great to have your insights from China, the way we used to get from Japan.Here in India, it has always been India vs China whenever we talk to visiting CEOs - though the divide, in reality, is more huge than what it seems. Someone once said you should never think of China's working population as 600 million but 1200 million (1.2 billion) hands -- that's the kind of working culture that exists there. Compare that to India, and we are nowhere close. China sure would be interesting - to watch it morph into something else 10 years down the line.. I shall miss your views/pointers re my news coverage from India.. but I guess you will always be there to offer macro views and micro newspegs too.. Wish you all the best - you were/are wonderful to work with..
anyway this is right step/direction for westerners benefit/survive this oursourcing tide.
In this case junko benefited from the increase of news from china, I bet she ll nail a couple of local advertisement deal along the path as well.