SHIGERU MASUKAWA

Tok, Japan

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Posted over 2 years ago
Robin Chase: Excuse me, may I rent your car?
I feel these days, tendency of spending money becoming different. We don't just buy "stuff". We pay money to support or vote or saying "Yes, I like your idea!" In this era, meaning of quality of product or service differ from that in a era of just buying. This is welcoming and whole new world and opportunity.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow
I think this is a part of behavior finance that where this spending tendency comes from. For example, for Americans, tendency has something to do with their adventurous spirit and risk taking tendency. While for Japanese, this has something to do with a fear of being different from others around therm. So, even if Americans can save someday, I wonder that it is a day when Americans lose one of their goodness? As a parent of two baby daughters, I totally agree that saving is necessary and important but, I also think that spending is not such a bad thing.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception
Hello, Gayle-san Very powerful and moving story. A tear almost dropped while listening your story in commuter train. This may not relate directly to your story. But, yours reminded me my mother. She is a single mother. We lost our father when we were very young. After I have grown enough to support my family. I started to realize how hard it is to be single mother to feed 3 kids. I now respect her even more. And I imagine that how the world look like if, as you say, women takes power in higher posts which they should have. I happened to be in metro station when I imagined this, I thought all I see now in metro would have been different...
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Posted over 3 years ago
Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)
Technology for art. Very good idea. I tend to think that technology is only to solve existing problem or to some contribution. But her use of technology is something technology for technology. Why not? Painting, the mainstream of art, has been art since its begging? The caveperson who painted bull picture in a cave painted it as an art or he/she just did it only because he/she could? Never know. I think technology without clear aim or not so stick to its benefit will broaden our creativity. Aim or clear target, which we tend to value in a modern world might have been limited our opportunity to look for something wonderful but not so profitable or efficient.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!
I agree what you say, people can easily get pissed and behave badly, or by return try to do what they are asked if they did(i.e. do harm to U.S. or whatever country). I was also moved by his open minded and his tolerance to what he encountered.
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Posted almost 4 years ago
Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity
I wonder how many listened Mr. Ferguson's talk while wondering, "Is he talking something that contradicts Mr. Jared Diamond's great book 'GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL' "? Well, I am one of them. In my understanding, they don't contradict each other. Their ideas are towards different phases of developments. In short, Mr Diamond's is toward relatively early stage of development, from the birth of human to primitive society. Mr. Ferguson's is toward later stage; after primitive society. In Mr. Diamond later book, "COLLAPSE", he deals mainly same things with things Mr. Ferguson talked here. In my understanding, in this book, their ideas are slightly different, but mainly matches each other. In the book, Mr. Diamond pointed out "Why Dominica republic and Haiti developed so differently?" The reasons Mr Diamond mentioned can be translated into those Mr. Ferguson explained through 6 apps.