We ask Kengo Kuma, the architect behind the New National Stadium, how he sees Japan and the world after 2020.

Architect kengo kuma

The original article SLOW IS MORE is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 3 —THE AGE OF POST-INNOVATIONALISM ©WORK MILL, published on October 2, 2018

Architecture is one of the fields Japan is best known for in the world. Many Japanese architects are celebrated worldwide, beginning…

As I write this article, I myself am a practitioner of the workcation. I am working from two locations, Japan and the Netherlands.

Workcation

The original article “What are the differences between European and Japanese work vacations?” is a part our WORK MILL publication.

With the development of mobile devices, we are now able to work without the constraints of time and place.

In this environment, more and more companies and individuals are practicing…

Have you ever wondered how much of our water comes in plastic bottles and where it comes from?

Water SDG’s

Stylish bottles in collaboration with other manufacturers

The original article “Drink tap water and contribute to SDGs. KRNWTR, a water company in the Netherlands” is a part our WORK MILL publication.

Until recently, I had never thought about it. The reason for thinking about this was KRNWTR.

KRNWTR is a…

What exactly is a business which designs with an awareness of the discarding stage of a product?

Designers

The original article “Design never loses its place. The new values of design including reusability” is a part of the WORK MILL

A while ago I read an article written by a Japanese graphic designer living in Berlin, who went shopping at a zero-package supermarket and mentioned feeling futility in…

Davis Smith, Founded Cotopaxi after working at a VC and starting up a few other companies. While being a serial entrepreneur, he’s also an angel investor, investing in startups such as Warby Parker and Allbirds.

Davis Smith

The original article “COTOPAXI” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 4 -loved company©WORK MILL, published on April 11, 2019

Sorry, I’m late.” One hour after the scheduled time, Davis Smith, the CEO of Cotopaxi, quietly entered the room.
We had heard that a member of his…

So speaks Stephanie Korey, the co-founder of Away. We delve into the secrets behind the suitcase brand that all the US is talking about.

Away

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There’s a startup brand that in only three years has sold a million suitcases throughout forty countries, opened over ten retail stores, become profitable by 2017…

People see Apple’s success, and many have learned the importance of design from them. The ideal fusion of startups and design.

The original article “The ideal fusion of startups and design” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 4 -loved company ©WORK MILL, published on April 11, 2019.

Many recent startups in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area are focused on design. I feel like the…

Denmark has been called the world’s happiest country. What Japan should learn from Denmark, the country of happiness?

Hiroshi Osonoi

Editor-in-Chief, WORK MILL (Sep. 2016‒Jun. 2018). Joined Canon in 1999. After working in printer business planning, he became responsible for in-house reforms in the Business Division IT Department. In 2012, he began working as a working style reform consultant at Microsoft Japan, then joined Okamura Corporation in 2014.

Dwelling thoughtfully inside the millennial mind of Chinese, while merely asking the entrepreneurs at WeWork in Beijing.

China’s entrepreneur

The original article “Inside the mind of millennial” is a part of the WORK MILL with Forbes JAPAN Issue 3 — The Age of Post-Innovation ©WORK MILL, published on October 2, 2018

Company name: SANLIPOP

Position: Co-Founder & Menswear Buyer

Major: Fashion management

Age: 35

1-What does your company do?

OKAMURA

Okamura creates new value in spaces where people work and live. Heightened inspiration means greater productivity. Where comfort and health go hand in hand.

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