Equality in Japan: is this vision of a fairer society too good to be true?

With its modestly paid bosses and impressive health statistics, Japan is widely hailed as the most equal major economy in the world. But, reports Justin McCurry, this edifice of egalitarianism is beginning to crumble

As entrances go, Misao Sato’s is as inconspicuous as they come. After he walks unannounced on to the shop floor at his company’s headquarters near Tokyo Bay, there is no standing on ceremony, no greetings yelled above the din of the machinery. Employees in blue overalls simply acknowledge the arrival of the president of the Kikanshi printing company with a nod and a smile, and return to work.

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Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

 Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on a valuation of $1 billion as the company enters a period of strong demand for its storage and data management products, according to sources. TechCrunch first learned of the new fundraise via… Read More