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Peer Pressure is the key that worked to contain COVID-19 successfully in Japan

An interesting perspective shared by Dr. Kentaro Iwata from Kobe University, who is known to be the person who spoke out on what he saw on the “Princess Diamond” cruise ship through YouTube.  He thinks that one of the key factors that affected the containment of COVID-19 in Japan is “peer pressure.”  Japan made it through the crisis without locking down its cities because Japanese people’s behavior is largely affected by what others are doing.  We unconsciously behave and make decisions based on others’ behavior.  If you don’t go out, I don’t go out.  If you beat the red light,  I do the same.  Peer pressure can work either way.  […]

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Free online seminars that might inspire you during these hard times

Here are some free online seminars available at IE University.  You can sign up from the links attached and get inspired by these seminars during these hard times. Enjoy! Having HR in your foxhole on the COVID-19 battlefield May 26th, 17:00 – 18:15 (GMT+2)/May 27th 12:00 AM – 1:15 AM JST Register here What is Influencer Marketing? May 27th, 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT+2)/May 27th 17:00 – 18:00 JST Register here Blockchain, Fintech and the Impact of Coronavirus May 27th, 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT+2)/May 27th 8:00 – 9:30 JST Register here Virtual South Summit: Sustainability e-challenges May 28th, 15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+2)/May 28th 22:00 – May 29 0:00 JST Register here […]

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