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review 2018-03-28 04:43
Forcefully revises misconceptions about Britain in World War II
Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources, and Experts in the Second World War - David Edgerton

When it comes to the Second World War, the British historical imagination is defined by the image of 1940: a plucky little island, standing alone against the Nazi juggernaut that had just rolled over western Europe.  The underdog status suggested by this image magnified both the heroism of the Battle of Britain and the subsequent victory scored over Germany five years later. Yet such a view, as David Edgerton stresses, is wildly inaccurate. Contrary to the popular myth, Britain stood at the head of an empire of nearly half a billion people, with the resources to wage war quite easily. Moreover, it was a war waged with an advanced and heavily mechanized military effort, one even more so than that possessed by their enemy.  Edgerton details all of this in his revisionist analysis of the war, one that takes a bulldozer to many longstanding misconceptions to give readers a better understanding of how the British waged, and won, the war.

 

Edgerton begins by describing the considerable economic resources Britain possessed during the war. Theirs was an imperial economy capable of tapping a range of resources from foodstuffs to oil, as well as the manufactures and skills provided by the colonies. This was connected to the home country by a merchant fleet which also gave Britain access to the economic might of the United States and which actually grew over the course of the conflict.  Edgerton describes the good use to which these goods were put, noting the improvements in diet for millions and arguing, again contrary to the popular myth, that the war materiel produced was of equal or even superior quality to that of their enemies and often of their allies as well.  All of this was managed by a state that gave considerable support to its scientists and technicians, many of whom developed the advanced weaponry which Britain used to win the war.

 

Forcefully argued and backed by a wealth of statistics, Edgerton’s book provides a powerful corrective to many misconceptions about Britain’s war effort.  Yet in some respects Edgerton deploys his arguments too broadly, often glossing over or ignoring the flaws that served as the basis of contemporary criticisms about the quality of British weapons (such as in naval air, which is mentioned only once and in passing). Moreover, his analysis raises an interesting question that is left unaddressed: if the British war machine outclassed that of the Germans in both quality and quantity, then why did the war last as long as it did?  Edgerton suggest Japan’s entry (which deprived Britain of the resources of her east Asian colonies) as a key factor, but this is only a partial example and begs further analysis.  Such an examination would have added greatly to the value of this already important book, which should be read by anyone with an interest in British history or the Second World War.

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text 2017-08-17 04:23
TCG Tokyo Consulting Group Japan: Human Resources

Visa In Japan 惻Human Resources In Japan

 

"Work Permit" in Japan

 

In order to engage in business activities, both employers and employees are required certain statuses of residence. Aside from Permanent/Long-term residents, their spouses and their children, applicable statuses are as follows:

 

 

The statuses that would be applicable to business in Japan would be the 10 first statuses listed above. A set of documents certifying your claims must be submitted to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. Application forms and certifying documents vary from person to person according to their case.

 

When applying for a Status of Residence, do note that the status must match the content of the work. If not, applicants should consider applying for the Shikaku-gai Katsudo permit. This allows the applicant to engage in activity other than that permitted under the status of residence previously granted. The permit costs JPY 30 000.

 

Highly Skilled Professional Residence Status

 

If the applicant is eligible for a Highly Skilled Professional residence status, they can receive special immigration treatment, including:

 

1.Permission for multiple purposes of activities

 

2.years grant of period of stay

 

3.Eased requirements on permanent residence

 

4.Preferential processing of immigration procedures

 

5.Work permission for spouse

 

6.Accompanying of parents (if conditions are met)

 

7.Accompanying of domestic workers (if conditions are met)

 

Three kinds of Highly Skilled Professional residence statuses are Advanced Special/Technical Activities, Advanced Academic Research Activities, and Advanced Business Management Activities.

 

Requirements to be fulfilled by the applicant are as follows:

 

1.The applicant must be eligible for one of the statuses of residence listed below:Investor/Business manager, Instructor, Engineer, Specialist in Humanities/International Services, Intra-company Transferee, Legal/Accounting, Medical Services, Researcher, Entertainer or Skilled Labor

 

2.The intended activities of the applicant must fall into one of the categories listed as Highly Skilled Professionals.

 

3.The intended activities and background of the applicant must mark higher than 70 points based on the criteria set for each status. The applicant will be assessed by academic background, experience, annual salary and other specific terms according to the three categories.

 

The applicant has to satisfy all of the requirements above to be registered as a Highly Skilled Professional.

 

Management Jobs

 

One of the main issues that companies face in their organizational development is recruitment and education of new employees. Personnel teaching strategies, such as on-the-job training and business manner education, can be achieved through thorough knowledge and accumulated experience of Human Resources Management. Tokyo Consulting Group, as a well-known recruitment agency in Japan, provides original training services that aim to create professional leaders and capable managers - thus providing the necessary human resources services in Japan for prospective businesses.

 

At Tokyo Consulting Group, our philosophy is that the growth of employees is the corporate growth. In offering human resources management in Japan, we provide not just advice, but constant support to be put into practice daily.

 

Recruitment Regulations

 

Recruitment regulations differ for every country. Based on our customers' management philosophy and vision, Tokyo Consulting Group seeks the most effective and controllable way for the organization to achieve its goals. Ability to follow recruitment regulations reflects the company's reliability when hiring employees, which in turn affects the quality of human resources.

 

Even in the middle of the development phase, reviews of recruitment regulations have a positive impact on customers' needs for human resources services in Japan. As the number of employees increases, the business scale grows, so setting ideal and balanced working hours and salaries become increasingly important for the future growth of the company.

 

At Tokyo Consulting Group, we believe that a proper employment agreement, in accordance with the culture and regulations of a company, is significant to minimize future conflicts between employers and employees. If both parties are considered fairly, the mutual agreement between employers and employees leads to satisfaction on both sides, consequently strengthening the organizational capacity of the company. It is therefore an integral part of our philosophy to strive to provide excellent human resources management services to our customers in Japan.

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text 2016-09-07 08:37
How to choose the best law firm for your business? By Wallace & Associates Inc Human Resources and Employment Law Specialist

Nowadays, it is usually essential to find a law firm that suits your business needs because starting or developing a business is often difficult. You will need their legal advice to properly run your business. In order to avoid any big crisis within your organization, you need to find a reliable and straightforward team/firm like Wallace & Associates Inc Singapore, which is renowned for having a lot of good reviews from clients. The succeeding paragraphs can help you choose the best law firm for your business.

 

Making sure that the law firm is reliable is one thing. The firm should also be able to understand the nature of your business and if possible, has experience working with the sector you're in. They should also offer advice and explanations using a clear and plain language to their clients. Verify if all solicitors have a practising certificate with The Law Society.

 

Wallace & Associates recommends searching carefully in finding the right firm. You can use the services of The Law Society to find information about the solicitors in your area or in your specific specialization. Asking your friends or relatives about suggestions on good law firms can also be useful to you. People in your business contacts, along with bank managers and accountants in your area, can also help you look for other options.

 

If you already have a list of potential solicitors, it would be better if you could talk to them personally. Solicitors usually charge an hourly rate, so you should determine how they are going to charge you and ask them if they could agree on a fixed spending limit.

 

Request for quotes with a breakdown of costs from each solicitor, and ask for the outline of other services their firm can offer to you and your business.

 

Wallace & Associates has been involved in employment law and human resources consultancy for several years now, and they have many content clients that have little to no complaints from their services.

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text 2016-09-06 07:40
Wallace & Associates Inc Human Resources and The role of a legal consultant

For some people, hiring a legal consultant means acquiring advantages for your business. Staying on the right side of rules and regulations can help your business avoid any legal problems, but if you're not always updated, you can be on the wrong side of the law - this is where the role of a legal consultant becomes significant. Legal consultants are in demand these days and not surprisingly, many people coming out of law school are heading into consultancy firms.

 

Wallace & Associates aims to highlight the role of a legal consultant on the following paragraphs:

 

Hiring a legal consultant is cheaper than a full-time lawyer, thus having the services of a consultancy firm can help you save some cash. When you need some legal help, a legal consultant can back you up.

 

A legal consultant can also provide their professional help on unexpected situations. Employees going through bereavement is one example of such circumstances, and as a business owner, you should look at the legal aspect of it. It is how long and under what terms bereavement leave can be granted in this case. It's also impossible for some to work properly if their loved one has passed away - remember that you're not under a legal obligation to offer paid leave. Bereavement leave entitlement can be a complicated matter, but with a legal consultant's professional advice, you can create decisions more effectively and quickly.

 

Based on reviews made by Wallace & Associates in Singapore, a legal consultant also has the ability to foresee some problems and helps you avoid them. Facing serious problems can deliver negative effects to your business, but with legal consultants, they can help you handle them right away. With the presence of a legal consultant in your business, you can be certain that you are on the right side of rules and regulations.

 

Wallace & Associates strongly believes that with the information given above, you will understand the role of a legal consultant and their importance to your business. If you have further questions, you can contact the firm through their official website, and see their clients’ good reviews and understand how they got no complaints from them with their several years of service.

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text 2016-09-05 08:41
The role of a legal consultant by Wallace & Associates Inc Employment Law Specialist

For some people, hiring a legal consultant means acquiring advantages for your business. Staying on the right side of rules and regulations can help your business avoid any legal problems, but if you're not always updated, you can be on the wrong side of the law - this is where the role of a legal consultant becomes significant. Legal consultants are in demand these days and not surprisingly, many people coming out of law school are heading into consultancy firms.

 

Wallace & Associates aims to highlight the role of a legal consultant on the following paragraphs:

 

Hiring a legal consultant is cheaper than a full-time lawyer, thus having the services of a consultancy firm can help you save some cash. When you need some legal help, a legal consultant can back you up.

 

A legal consultant can also provide their professional help on unexpected situations. Employees going through bereavement is one example of such circumstances, and as a business owner, you should look at the legal aspect of it. It is how long and under what terms bereavement leave can be granted in this case. It's also impossible for some to work properly if their loved one has passed away - remember that you're not under a legal obligation to offer paid leave. Bereavement leave entitlement can be a complicated matter, but with a legal consultant's professional advice, you can create decisions more effectively and quickly.

 

Based on reviews made by Wallace & Associates in Singapore, a legal consultant also has the ability to foresee some problems and helps you avoid them. Facing serious problems can deliver negative effects to your business, but with legal consultants, they can help you handle them right away. With the presence of a legal consultant in your business, you can be certain that you are on the right side of rules and regulations.

 

Wallace & Associates strongly believes that with the information given above, you will understand the role of a legal consultant and their importance to your business. If you have further questions, you can contact the firm through their official website, and see their clients’ good reviews and understand how they got no complaints from them with their several years of service.

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