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Japanese Led Industry Policy in The 21st Century Light Plan

In Japan, government support, LED lighting industry grow rapidly. In 2008 the Japanese lighting market, LED lighting accounted for 0.8% of the proportion is expected to reach 8% in 2015, 2020, will increase to 25%. Nichia, ToyodaGosei and other influential world-leading enterprises are emerging LED. Japanese government in promoting the development of LED industry played a very important role. As early as 12 years ago, Japan has started to promote the development of semiconductor lighting technology and industrialization of the “21st Century Light Plan”, is the world’s first LED industry policy launched one of the countries. This article focuses on the LED to explore Japan’s most important industrial policy “in the 21st century light plan”, both before and after analysis of the plan implementation phase of the development focus to summarize the development of LED industry in Guangdong inspiration.

A first stage in order to promote R & D-based (1998-2002)

Organization to promote the implementation of the scheme commissioned by the authority. Japan’s “21st Century Light Project” (high-efficiency photovoltaic conversion compound semiconductor development) was in March 1998 by the METI (formerly MITI, METI) for the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO, TheNewEnergyAndIndustrialTechnologyDevELopmentOrganization) to provide funded by NEDO, and the specific metals research and development centers in Japan (JRCM, TheJapanResearchAndDevelopmentCenterForMetals) jointly implemented. Developed by the Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers’ Association and four universities, 13 companies cooperation.

From the point of view at that time, Japan has actively implementing “21st Century Light Plan” mainly because of three considerations: First, to energy-saving, LED products, excellent energy saving effect can save a lot of energy for Japan, which is the most important reason. Second order reduction, once the popularity of LED lighting, will reduce 3.4 million tons per year of carbon dioxide, no doubt for the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions to add a booster. Third, the industry leader for the Japanese government to cultivate local LED industry’s international competitiveness and maintain with Nichia, Toyoda Gosei in Japan, led by companies such as LED technology leader in the world.

A focus on promoting R & D program. “The 21st century light plan” a plan emphasizes basic research in LED technology. In 1998-2002, the Japanese government invested 5 billion yen and the development of white LED semiconductor lighting, new semiconductor materials, substrate, phosphor, and lighting, etc. (see Table 1), the 2005 production that can replace incandescent and fluorescent The first generation of LED light source for general lighting. Japan has achieved a “21st century light plan” the first phase of the target.

Completion of the first phase of the target, largely cast a number of leading Japanese LED business success, they GaN blue and green LED breakthroughs in a number of industrial areas such as key and common technologies and the establishment of a worldwide patent network formed in this century, Japan’s leading edge LED industry. For example, the master of polysilicon, silicon and silicon wafer manufacturing materials and other production and manufacturing technologies have world-renowned Japanese company Shin-Etsu, Mitsubishi two (with two other virtues of enterprise MEMC, Wacker together control around 70% of silicon wafer market); master GaAS substrate manufacturing technology of Japanese companies including Hitachi Cable, Sumitomo Electric, Mitsubishi Chemical, Shin-Etsu, etc.; master organic metal technology is Sumitomo Electric; master phosphor technology companies are fundamentally about the special chemistry (Nenoto), into (Optonix), etc.; master MOVCD devices (commonly known as the extension of the furnace) manufacturing technology of Japanese companies, including Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Dayang Sanso (Sanso) and so on.

Second, the second phase of building and nurturing needs of the market (2003-2010)

“The 21st century light plan” is the beginning of this century, the implementation of Japan’s technology leader in the field of LED-based development strategy of the important measures. The program hopes to continuous technological breakthrough can be achieved in 2006 with 50 percent of white LED lighting alternative to traditional lighting, as well as the country’s electricity consumption by approximately 10% of the target. But in fact the LED lighting lighting in Japan in 2008 accounted for only 0.8% of market share, which is LED price drop not achieve the desired level, and marketing applications has a lot of lag. To this end, the Japanese government to adjust the “21st Century Light Plan” to implement the second phase of the center of gravity, from the first phase of the push-based technology research and development to build the second phase shift and training needs of the market. More technical aspects of research and industry by industry-led alliance government’s direct financial investment decreased, the government hopes to develop the market and strengthen the popularization and application to open the deadlock. Thus, in the second phase implementation process, the Japanese government has adopted a standard set up to promote LED, LED products promote the use of tax incentives and other measures to expand the LED lighting market.

(A) promote the establishment of standards for LED

Currently, the overall global LED industry standards are not established, although the International Standards Association has developed a CIE-127 standard, but only part of the measurement standard. The reason is mainly a wide range LED applications, requirements of individual areas such as product characteristics vary greatly, but the lack of leader-led industry standard is one very important factor. To this end, the Japanese government and manufacturers to establish a standard for the world to seize the advantage is very positive. A few years ago, organized by the Japanese government, Japanese semiconductor lighting industry for the joint Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers’ Association of LED products style and standardized measurements, and more recently the integration of Japan 72 LED LED lighting related companies set up to promote the Association, the the standard integration and development, membership hope buyers and sellers by reducing transaction costs and industry standards, thereby enhancing the competitive advantage of Japanese companies worldwide. Japan introduced the main LED important criteria include: the development and improvement of “white LED lighting metering method General.” Illuminating Engineering Society of Japan (JIES), Japan’s Commission on Illumination (JCIE), Japanese lighting industry will (JIL) and the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association ball (JEL) in 2004 to develop common standards, “with white LED light metering method General”, as the only white LED lighting for the development of measurement standards in the first edition had the lead in formulating a number of projects had not been standardized, such as standard LED manufacturing, small modules of light intensity measurement and life assessment methods. Subsequently, the four groups in Japan in March 2006 announced a revision of this standard, increasing standard, and revise the original content, colorimetric measurements and flux measurement methods make a more detailed specification. Overall, a very detailed description of the standard, can be found at this stage of the LED standard international literature, the content can be said to be the most complete specifications. In the current industry is still a lack of appropriate generic LED measurement standard case, the standard will be an important reference.

Re-enactment of “Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law” to regulate, including LED products, including product attributes. May 2010, the Japanese re-enacted the “Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law,” clearly defined electron emitters (LED, OLED lighting) the power, voltage, fixed frequency. Provisions of the relevant official is expected to be released before the first quarter of 2011, the fastest will be implemented in July 2011. But for LED lighting, electric current specification includes only the spherical object lighting, lamp lighting in the specification that the object beyond. Although the “Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law” does not contain a lamp type LED lighting, but still want companies to the Japanese government according to their own performance and security constraints, the formation of non-expressly provides that “the industry specifications.”

(B) promote the use of tax incentives LED products

Tax breaks to encourage procurement of LED products. December 2005, Japan introduced to improve and enhance the promotion of energy tax, between 2006-2007, clearly defined business or organization to use led lighting to replace incandescent lighting, access to over 130 per cent depreciation of investments, or 7% of investment tax rate reduction, to narrow the traditional lighting of the LED and the gap between procurement costs, improve use of LED lighting initiative to expand the demand for LED lighting in Japan.

LED products into the “Eco-Point” energy-saving appliances subsidy program. In response to the international financial crisis, to stimulate domestic consumption demand, in May 2009, the Japanese government began to implement energy-saving appliances subsidy program “Eco-Point” system, the implementation period for the end of 2010. The so-called Eco-Point system, affordable way to mainly country will be equivalent to 5% of the cost price as “EcoPoint” restore to consumers, then consumers can use points accumulated exchange of other products. LED lighting products become the flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and air conditioning after the approval of the second batch of product subsidies object. Currently, Eco-Point systems since inception, led the sales showed significant growth-related products, including LED lights in the Japanese share rose from less than 1% in 2009 to rapidly increase in February 2010 to 10%, effective from the last play boost Japanese consumer, the role of supporting economic recovery.

How Cloud Computing is Useful for Retail Industry

Internet has expanded its horizons and cloud computing is one such internet based computing system which meets the requirement of the user on demand basis, involving the duration of the service used. Retail industry which is growing at a fast pace is embracing this concept of internet computing. Cloud Computing India is a pioneer in this field providing service and support to its clients, eventually leading to a drastic reduction in their operation and IT cost.

Cloud Computing

The word cloud has been derived from the cloud symbol that represents the internet in a programmed flowchart. Cloud computing is a form of internet computing where shared servers provide resources, software and data to computers and other devices on demand. Cloud computing can be classified into software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). One has to subscribe for cloud computing for organizing installations and data customizations. Software giants like Google, Microsoft etc. have embraced cloud computing.

With cloud computing a retailer has to just purchase rights to use software’s on a need basis instead of buying a copy of the software for each computer in the firm. This is referred to as SaaS.

Retail Industry and Cloud Computing

Retailers are always on the lookout for increasing their efficiency and reducing the cost. Retailers are constantly faced with ever increasing applications with overlapping functions. When retailers enter new market segment complexity increases and the cost of IT also goes up. India Cloud Computing comes to your assistance in this scenario.

Retailers can save a lot by subscribing to cloud computing. A lot of our expenditure on IT management can be cut through this. We see retailers trying hard to maintain ten and thousands of computers in different locations. We can completely avoid the complexity of keeping and managing individual system through this. The traditional model of computing in the retail industry included buying software’s and its license, high end servers with high computing powers. By subscribing to Cloud Computing India services administration and networking of computers can be avoided, there is no requirement for storage units and no need to install firewall and antivirus protections.

A cloud computing provider can give analytical results to its retailer by identifying the trend, seasonality component of each product, brand or category and identify and monitor the performance. A retailer collects large sales data from the point of sale which if analyzed can give us an insight about the trend and demand of the customers. Due to the incompatibility between volumes of data and the processing power of the system these sales data get underutilized. Cloud provider uses high power computing resources to analyze these sales data in a much shorter time. Cloud Computing is definitely a boon to the retail industry as it not only reduces IT management cost but also contributes significantly towards inventory management.

Developing Android and iOS Games in the Philippines

Mobile gaming is progressing rapidly in such a short span of time. Each year, mobile devices are being updated with better features to improve user experience. Each day, a new Android or iOS game is being released. It seems like each month, a new game captivates gamers all over the world and immediately becomes a sensational hit. Mobile games have a big impact on the new generation. Toddlers playing with an iPod is a common sight today. But more than that, the popularity of mobile games is instrumental for Filipinos to take part in the exciting game development industry.

Philippine game development is still a very young industry, but it holds a lot of promise. Filipinos are known for their talent and diligent work ethic, two things that are very important in game development. Creativity and imagination allow game developers to create engaging Android and iOS games. Diligence pushes us to produce high-quality games. With so many games saturating the market, game development companies in the Philippines always have to give their best. According to an article from, the Philippines has a 0.02% share on the worldwide game development market. But game development companies are confident that the Philippines’ market share will steadily grow. Some game developers are focusing on creating mobile game applications. Games for Android and iOS devices have shorter production time and the market’s reception to the games are also easier to track. Plus, if everything is done right, a mobile game can go viral in an instant. When that happens, it will not only put one company on the map, but the whole Philippine game development industry.

As the industry is still very young, it needs all the support that it can get. The academe is helping change the notion that it’s all just fun and games. Yes, it is fun, but it is also serious work that requires dedication and passion. Major universities are now offering programs that specialize in game design. This contributes significantly in cultivating the talent and skills of game developers. Other corporate sectors are also joining the fun by partnering with game developers to use mobile games to promote their product. Known as -advergames,- companies use it to promote their products using digital media. It has its advantages over traditional advertising – it is cheaper and more dynamic. It is a very new marketing concept, but its use is increasingly becoming popular.

Philippine game development industry has the pool of talent and resources to compete with stronger players like US and Korea. Creating iOS and Android games is one viable way of attracting a bigger market. Apart from the support of other industries, game developers mainly need Filipino gamers to patronize and be proud of the games made here in the Philippines.

Resource: Learn more about mobile apps marketing at Funguy Studio!

How To Get A Job In The Fashion Industry Even During The Recession!

Today a friend from who worked at a Designer Apparel company called me somewhat depressed. His company closed their showroom and he has been out of work for 4 months without any prospects for work. I felt his pain and asked him to join me for lunch so we could figure out his next step. Over lunch I asked him how he was feeling. Frustrated, concerned, worried, and wondering if he would find work were some of the emotions. He did everything you are taught to do when looking for a job. He had called everyone he knew, went on line to see what jobs were posted, sent resumes everywhere, but to no avail. Well, my first step was to change his attitude. Because feeling the way he was feeling was not going to help him one bit. Then I asked him where the opportunity was in this challenge? How could he turn it around so that his next position was perfect and soon? By the time we were done he had the beginnings of a great plan which if he follows through (which knowing him I believe he will) could give him his own business, that he would love, with the potential to earn oodles of money. I also told him to get the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield to help him bring his plan to fruition. Which brings me to the basic concept which is: “Where is the opportunity in every challenge that you have?” Remember the right attitude is a big part of succeeding.

With the economy being what it is today every industry is fighting for survival and the fashion industry is no exception. Fashion is the only industry where styles go “out” of fashion and then they come back “in”. In a sense it is a very volatile and fickle industry. And in to this whirlpool of movement and the ins and the outs of fashion came The Recession.

With this economic scenario what is a person to do? Jobs are essential as more often than not, based on the take-home people are paying off mortgages, credit debts and loans. All your regular tried and tested ways of getting another job when the job market is so tight are sometimes in vain. You would really then need to sit back and take a long hard look at your methods and come up with something where you get a job and one that you enjoy that meets your career expectations.

Finding a job during recession need not mean you have to compromise to an extent you feel you are short changing yourself. It just means you have to find a way to get a foot in the almost closed door and make it open for you. Employers are now looking to boost their revenue potential and one way you could present yourself as a potential candidate is to focus on companies that are still growing. If your resume highlights your successes rather than your oh-so long list of qualifications then you stand a better chance at getting the second call. “Over-qualified” is a curse during recession because the more your degrees and diplomas the more prospective employers feel you are looking for a large pay package. Don’t forget, people are still buying clothes, shoes, handbags whatever just not as much. The fashion industry cannot come to a grinding halt we just have to continue wading their way through the recession period so cost cutting is paramount in our thinking.

You want that job and you want that the employers should notice your resume among the thousands they receive. Don’t fall in to the old trap of sending out a standard resume to a large number of companies. Doing this means you have given all companies an open invite to your resume thereby negating its potential value and you are commoditizing yourself. Your resume needs to stand out.

Jamie Varon 23, had her heart set on working at Twitter. She already applied for a position on the companies website. She had asked a friend at Google to put a good word in for her. She even showed up at the company’s web site with a bag of cookies in an effort to charm the recruiter into meeting with her. All to no avail. What she did next was sheer brilliance. She created a web site called twittershouldhireme.coom which included her resume and recommendations plus a blog which detailed her quest. Within 24 hours the company contacted her and she had a meeting set up at Twitter. She also received two job offers from other tech companies that had noticed her site. Talk about thinking outside the box. This is the kind of thinking you need to do in order to stand out from the crowd.

Your first move should be to make a list of what kind of job you really want. Design the job in your head. Than write down what it looks like down to the details of what you will be doing each day, how you will dress, and what you will be paid. Don’t let fear take over. By taking time off to detail what you are looking for you are giving yourself a vision of what your next job is. Than start looking at companies that fit the bill. Once you have narrowed them down to the top 15 – 20 companies, next start your campaign to find a job in those companies. Again be creative, look for companies that are doing well and growing. There is always someone doing good business in every kind of economy.

Four years ago I found myself unemployed. The division I ran for 17 years was being closed and there wasn’t another position being offered. This was a crushing blow as I thought of this company as my home. While I was incredibly upset on the day it happened the next day I found myself excited by the possibilities. Wow, I could reinvent myself. Four years later I have an even better position as President of a major celebrity brand with a very successful company making more money than at my previous company. Again having the right attitude is a major part of the process.

The next step is your resume. Seek help from professional resume writers. Remember if you reveal everything about you in the resume then you are giving the reader an open invite to make snap decisions. Matters are complicated enough what with your resume having to clear three levels in one go, the junior HR recruiter who is working on key words, the next level manager who is looking for experience and skills and finally the actual recruitment person who has to ensure you are the right foot for the shoe. A sluggish economy requires that your resume must fit every framework. Be exact and not vague in detailing your eligibility. They are looking for people who can think on their feet and offer viable solutions not general ideas.

Your aim is to let your prospective employer know you are flexible, your experience can only bring positive results to your new job, you are able to read situations, take required action and get positive results whenever the need arises. If you feel you can start at a lower salary for a short period on the condition that you will get an increment when the economy settles, be open to it. This indicates your willingness to adjust to the constraints the company is facing. It is always more important to take the best position than the most money as that is what will make your career more successful. In the fashion industry there are always people jumping from job to job with no staying power. Those peoples career always self destructs eventually. You need a home not just a paycheck. The money always comes as you grow in your career.

Now you have the interview. What are the next steps? You need to sell yourself in the interview the same way you would sell any product. Make a presentation on how you would benefit the company and fulfill their needs. Do your research. Know the company, know the job and it’s requirements and than show how your experience and strengths would solve their challenges. Show examples of how you have done this in the past. Be open and friendly in an interview and do not bring up any negative points. Do not tell them how hard it is to find a job, do not trash your old company or boss. Be very positive. Prospective employers want to work with pleasant people. I always wonder about negative people and have never hired one. I look for people who really want the job but are not desperate for the job.

Getting a job during recession is not an impossible task. All it requires is a little effort on your part, a little patience and some clear ideas on how you can bring opportunity to your doorstep.

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Top-level Domain For The Travel Industry

Com, .net, .org, .biz, .edu, .info, .int, .GOV, .mobi, .aero. For many unsuspecting Internet surfers, these dot whatever mean no greater than being an extension name of the websites they are visiting. They do not realize that these three letters coming after a period or dot serve a great function in the webbed world of Internet.

Top-level domain or the last part of an Internet domain name serves as virtual, invisible fences in the immeasurable vast space of Internet. They denote classification and stratification. Top-level domains tell us the kind of website we are about to visit. .com is for commercial websites open for everybody to visit and register on, .biz is for businesses, .edu is for educational institutions (mostly schools, colleges, and universities), and .gov is for governmental agencies and entities. Each top-level domain corresponds to a certain association or classification in an attempt to organize the seemingly-impossible-to-organize portals of the Internet.

One of the latest addition to the list of approved top-level domains is the .travel domain. It was in May of 2005 that the idea of a top-level domain for the travel industry came about when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the contract proposed by Tralliance to operate the administration of a top-level domain for the booming travel industry. Tralliance is a company that develops products and services to promote the efficiencies and convenience of e-commerce for the global travel and tourism industry. It’s headquarters is in New York.

It was in January of 2006 that the .travel registry was officially launched. Tralliance implements two standing policies in the registry for a. travel domain. First,. Travel top-level domain will only be granted to applicants whose eligibility is unquestionable as proven by an authentication from independent outside parties that include travel industry associations. An applicant’s eligibility will be checked and assessed based on the data they will provide to Traliiance and this will be subjected to yearly updating. Another, the Travel Partnership Corporation has set certain restrictions on the selection of domain names that applicants can use can have rights to use. These general policies are crafted to make sure that the administration of. Travel top-level domain will only lead to high level or reinforcement of industry identity and brands, as well as tested eligibility.

Tralliance has the vision of making the. Travel top-level domain an online community for the travel and *tourism industry* that is grounded on fairness and just policies. The Tralliance plans to expand and broaden this community by having an on-going recruitment of members for The Travel Partnership Cooperation. Tralliance seeks and promises to implement broad-based programs that will have the involvement of the online travel and tourism community.

Still young in administering the. Travel top-level domain, Tralliance has already accomplished considerably significant steps in building their dream of a coordinated, systematic online travel and tourism community.

As of latest reports from Tralliance, there are now 140 travel trade associations who have joined the Travel Partnership Cooperation. These travel trade associations are from nine industry sectors and 73 countries. Also, more than 60 travel trade associations are now actively participating in the authentication scheme set by Tralliance for. travel registry. These 60 travel trade associations are willingly doing evaluations, authentications, and recommendations for the approval of .travel registrations from many applicants. Applicants are also reported to be comfortable with this authentication scheme for it helps them in easily establishing their credentials.

Tralliance has also already established good tie ups with the United States and Canada. The US Department of Commerce worked with the .travel registry. This move is in honor of the National Tourism Week that focused on challenging states, cities, and tourism entities all over America to protect their tourism assets by registering their .travel internet domain names. The US Chamber of Commerce has also opened its lines for dialogue with Tralliance in lieu of its outreach program to every chamber across the nation. In Canada, the Tourism Commission has taken the step in establishing a new model for destination marketing. This is done by registering hundreds of .travel domain names for the country’s provinces, cities, and other frequently-visited destinations.

The Indian Tourism Ministry, the Euro Chambre (Europe’s association of all chambers of commerce), and about a hundred tourism leaders from the Middle East and Africa have also started taking initiatives in pumping up their travel and tourism industry through .travel registry.