TCG Tokyo Consulting Group Japan: Outsourcing Services

Outsourcing in Japan

Permanent Employment (Permit No : 13-Yu-300904)

Tokyo Consulting Group, with its independent human resources department, constantly aims to be the best at satisfactorily matching employers and employees for its customers’ outsourcing needs in Japan. We believe that the success of a company is always linked to the quality of its human resources. Tokyo Consulting Group employees are experienced with such human resources challenges, and can thus provide insightful analysis and advice to its customers. In addition to these challenges, cultural natural differences can often hinder the human resources qualities of a company. For instance, the recruitment of international staff in Asian countries might result in issues that would be unexpected for inexperienced companies. Through its extensive Asian presence and long-lasting international experience, Tokyo Consulting Group is fully equipped to proactively handle such issues. This ability has been extremely useful to our customers when starting – or planning to start – their business abroad, as it allows us to provide them with high-quality outsourcing services in Japan.

Temporary Employment (Permit No : Han13301254)

The majority of Tokyo Consulting Group’s staff, whether temporary or permanent, is highly experienced in at least accounting, taxation, or labor, in different types of industries. Moreover, all members of staff are trained as management leaders, with a strong emphasis on quality of communication skills. Our employees communicate in English daily, and are capable enough to use English in a professional context.

In addition to introducing professional staff to companies in Japan, Tokyo Consulting Group also outsources employees in foreign countries regardless of industries. Working environments are different in every country, and it may not be an easy task for foreign companies to hire employees. Tokyo Consulting Group’s outsourcing services are quality-based. Hence, both employees’ and employers’ needs are met with the highest levels of satisfaction that eventually leads to value creation.

Thus, our employees are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and specialized experience that is necessary when offering outsourcing services in Japan. But most importantly, Tokyo Consulting Group is comprised of consultants who share, respect, and dedicate themselves to clients’ views and objectives, thus assuring a constantly high-quality service.

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Tokyo MK Taxi: Traits of a Good Chauffeur Service

There are so many car chauffeurs servicing nowadays and not all are created equal. If you are planning to book a limo for any occasion, selecting a vehicle isn’t the only one you should consider. As a client, you should hope for an outstanding service and have a say in the right chauffeur too. From being pick-up to safely arriving at your final destination, Tokyo MK Taxi list few things that differentiate a good chauffeur from the rest of the crowd.

Excellent customer service

Having a highly professional chauffeur is essential to provide you with a good limo experience. A great chauffeur has effective communication skills, anticipates passenger’s needs and capable of providing their passengers with excellent customer service. They should be thoughtful, pleasant, polite and know when to talk to passengers and when to let them ride in peace. For example, a thoughtful chauffeur will open doors, take care luggage, have umbrellas and tissues in case passengers need them and offers details about points of interest if there is something you want to know about.

A positive attitude and the ability to stay calm

Having a positive attitude is everything. A good chauffeur has a positive outlook on life and on his job. He should be proud of serving his client and willing to go the extra mile to make his passenger happy and satisfied. Even in times of stress, an excellent chauffeur will know how to handle the situation calmly and make it better.

Appearance and personal grooming

Chauffeur service typically hired for formal or special occasions, for this reason, they should be professionally dressed or in a classic dark suit, white shirt and a tie. When chauffeurs present themselves professionally dressed and well-groomed, it makes all the difference and lasting impression to clients, who demand the best quality service.

Mechanical skills at par

It is necessary that your chauffeurs are well-knowledgeable in mechanical problems too. In that way, small issues regarding the car can be fixed quickly without compromising your appointments or schedule.  Although you would not expect a chauffeur to perform complex mechanical work and fix a number of problems, the driver should at least have basic knowledge on fixing cars and when the backup is needed.

One of the things to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience is to ensure that you are riding the right luxury car along with a qualified chauffeur with traits mentioned above.  Tokyo MK Taxi features Lexus group enthusiasts with car included in their vehicle fleet are Lexus LS600hL and Lexus LS460 which is perfect for corporate functions and airport-city transfer service. Tokyo MK Taxi, with their long standing in the chauffeur service industry, will make sure that your transportation plans are as stress-free, smooth and dependable as possible.

 

Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review: Historic Island of Galveston

Galveston is a place with an interesting history and stories to tell. An island where you can explore its history, get your toes in the sand, take a leisurely stroll downtown and stay on lodges and budget-friendly hotels and restaurants.

Because it’s spring break, Moody Gardens now offer discounts for tourists who want to explore new travel destinations on the island and conduct plenty of fresh new activities under the sun’s rays. In addition, Moody Gardens Rainforest celebrates the birth of two small, rare and endangered Pygmy Loris twins in the Nocturnal Exhibit of the Rainforest Pyramid.

Spring Break on a Budget

The month of March and April celebrates the annual freedom pilgrimage called Spring Break Galveston in which there are plenty of activities to dive into that will definitely suit your tight budget. Some options to consider are, bathing in the island’s cool beaches, tree sculpture tour, affordable museum tour and a free ferry ride while gracefully watching dolphins as they swim.

70 Block Historic Downtown, Strand and Seaport

Wanting to visit museums? art galleries? theaters? or historical landmarks? Then you may want to venture down to Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown district. Some of the recently opened on the Strand is a family favorite attraction – Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast. Take some time to enjoy various shops and establishments while visiting Galveston’s Historic Arts & Entertainment District.

Group Activities Beckon & Abound

Looking for some fun group activities? The charming little island of Galveston will definitely give you fun and exciting activities you’ll surely love! Escape the Island is a one fun group activity where you need to find clues and solve puzzles to escape a themed room in 60 minutes.

#LoveGalveston2017 Photo Contest

Spending “island time” in Galveston with your family is priceless, why not capture them in photograph to have a chance to win cash? Photographers have a chance to win $1,000 cash for 1st place and $500 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd place.

 

Online Security – Friend Request from Yourself? Watch out for Facebook Fakes

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A few weeks ago, I got a Facebook request from “myself.”  I recognized it right away as a common Facebook cloning scam.

The way it works is simple. Cyber-crooks snag a photo of you, usually right from your own profile page, poach any information you’ve made public, then reach out to all your real friends and family. Once anyone you actually know accepts the fake Facebook friend request or engages with them on Messenger, the scammers typically make a play for money, personal info, or even try to infect your computer or phone with malware.

When the same thing happened to my mom last year, the scammer (pretending to be my mother) hit up my cousin with a sob story asking for money. He texted me instead and I told  my cousin how to report it to Facebook.

A few hours later, another one of her friends received a message from the crook to “click this link to see a great YouTube video you’re in.” She too, smelled a skunk. Had she actually clicked the link, though, it could have infected her computer with malware or a virus, logged her passwords and given hackers the fast track to her bank account, email or store accounts.

Spotting the fakes

So how do you know that a friend request is real vs. fake? Here are a few questions to help you figure that out.

Are they a duplicate? This is the most obvious test for any fake friend, and all you have to do is see if someone with the same name is already friends with you on Facebook. Nobody has any reason to make more than one account, so if your best friend from college is still on your friends list but just sent you another friend request, send it straight into the trash. Then report it.

Check their photos. Okay, so a hacker will probably find a few freebie photos for their profile, but if you dig into their albums their plan totally falls apart. Before you accept a shady friend request, click on their name and go to their profile page. Browse through their photos and albums and see what’s there. If it’s bare, aside from the profile picture, or has just a couple random photos with no comments or likes, you’ve just nabbed a faker.

Don’t become a victim to a Facebook impostor

Frisk their friends list. If someone is targeting you, their fake account is likely just a shell with very little going on. Click on their friends list and see how many they have. If it’s blank, run for the hills, but even if it’s well populated, those could all be fake or spam profiles too, so be sure to check what mutual friends you have in common. If the person isn’t friends with any of your friends, it’s almost certainly a scammer.

If you do spot a fake, block, report, and warn your friends. (Facebook also cracks down pretty hard on these kind of shenanigans these days.) From the scammer’s main Facebook profile page, you can click the little “more” icon (three little dots in a row) next to their profile picture and then select “Report.” A little menu pops up asking you what you want to report, so select “Report this Profile.” Once you do this, Facebook will know to look at the account and take any actions needed. After you’ve reported, click that little “more” icon again and select “Block” to remove the account from your life forever.

Leave the links behind

Even if you’re good about ditching fake friends and ignoring anonymous requests, anyone on Facebook can still send a message to your “Other” inbox. In Facebook Messenger, these pop up as “Message Requests,” and even if someone isn’t your friend, he or she can still send you nasty links and malware without much consequence.

Never ever click on any links you get in these unverified messages, and do your best to avoid interaction with anyone who sends you a chat request out of the blue, even if he or she looks like someone you know. Follow the rules above and verify before you even reply, and if you determine it’s a fake, head to the scammer’s profile page and block them.

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group: Ebola in the Workplace

As the threat posed by the Ebola virus continues to spread globally, EAIG knows our policyholders and their employees are looking for guidance on preparing their workplace to counter the threat of virus transmission from colleagues and customers.

OSHA, NIOSH and the CDC have resources dedicated to information regarding the disease and how to protect workers, including medical information, hazard recognition, prevention and control, standards for protecting workers, and additional topics. This information is pertinent to many industries, particularly those in healthcare; airline and travel; mortuary and death care workers; laboratory workers; border, customs and quarantine workers; emergency responders; and workers in other critical sectors. – Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

OSHA Fact Sheet on protecting workers (not in healthcare or laboratories) involved in cleaning and decontamination of surfaces that may be contaminated with the Ebola virus:

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA_FS-3756.pdf

OSHA Ebola Microsite; includes links to CDC and NIOSH Ebola information:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

CDC Ebola Microsite:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

Additional resources can be through this safety blog, which features links to many of the documents distributed by the CDC and OSHA:

Ebola – Free – Additional Materials, Banners, Fact Sheets, Posters

Japan Asia Group Limited Review: Towards Sustainability

Kokusai Kogyo actively contributes toward the realization of our Group Mission: “Save the Earth, Make Communities Green.” 2015 was a landmark year, where the United Nations renewed three international frameworks that relate closely to our Mission and our work. The concepts of disaster risk reduction and resilience building in the Sendai Framework, adopted in March, was mainstreamed into the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in September, as necessary foundations towards sustainable development. The Paris Agreement at COP21 in December saw more than 190 countries agree to cooperate towards reducing global warming.

Working with international organizations

Kokusai Kogyo has been active in delivering private sector views and expertise into the international dialogue, even joining, in the case of the Sendai Framework, discussions at its formative stages. In return, we bring back a deeper understanding of global issues and trends, which we apply to our business activities. Sandra Wu Wen-Hsiu, our Chairperson and CEO, has taken a leading role in our work with the international community, and especially the following three organizations:

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the main UN the main United Nation initiative for engagement with the private sector and business

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

UNISDR strongly promotes disaster risk reduction and resilience through public private collaboration and private sector engagement

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world and is an international organization for public-private cooperation

Additionally, Kokusai Kogyo assists developing countries implement these international frameworks through our international development consulting operations.

Our Activities

With UN Global Compact (UNGC)

The Global Compact was launched at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 July 2000, and aims to bring about sustainable growth through the responsible, innovative leadership of businesses and other organizations acting as good corporate citizens and voluntarily committing to a universal set of principles.

Kokusai Kogyo joined the Global Compact in 2013, and agreeing to meet fundamental responsibilities in its Four Areas and to adhere to its Ten Principles, and reporting on progress through our Creating Shared Value (CSV) report.

2015, Kokusai Kogyo became signatory to the Caring for Climate initiative, which is jointly convened by the UNGC, the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers – Inside ‘Methbot’

Security experts have uncovered what appears to be the biggest and most profitable advertising fraud scheme known to date.

In a report released Tuesday, cybersecurity firm White Ops mapped out a massive operation through which Russian cybercriminals are stealing millions of dollars from publishers and advertisers in the form of fake video views.

Nicknamed “Methbot” for the frequent references to the drug in its code, the ongoing scheme involves an army of bots whose sole purpose is to watch as many as 300 million video ads per day, thus tricking brand advertisers into paying millions of dollars for fake views.

The company believes it to be the work of a ring of Russian hackers, who researchers say have netted upwards of $180 million in profits since launching the operation in September.

While employing automated users to scam ads is nothing new — it’s the foundation of the multibillion-dollar ad fraud industry — the company says the staggering scale and technical intricacy at play here are unprecedented.

“This is an attack perpetrated against the entire industry,” says White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany. “It was robbing both advertisers and publishers, and it was operating at a level of sophistication that’s just unheard of.”

How it works

The whole operation takes place within a sort of Potemkin Village version of the internet located entirely within the bounds of Methbot’s servers.

To populate it, the hackers took over more than half a billion IP addresses — unique strings of characters designed to identify web users — from two major registries and broke them into chunks, which were then assigned to various internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon.

Doing so created the illusion that each of these millions of bots were real web surfers spread across America rather than programs operating out of one of two centralized data centers in Amsterdam and Dallas.

The perpetrators also built custom software designed to make the bots appear convincingly human — they mimicked clicks and cursor movements; installed fake cookies that indicated demographics, online browsing histories and other targetable traits; and even gave them fraudulent social network credentials that made it appear as if they were logged into Facebook or other social media accounts (though no such accounts actually existed).

This elaborate operation goes far and beyond that of your average ad fraudster, Tiffany says. In a typical operation of this kind, bots latch onto the addresses of actual people through malware so that hackers don’t have to go through the trouble of creating identities out of whole cloth.

“We’ve never seen anything like that before,” Tiffany says. “It’s just astonishing.”

But spawning this army of robo-users was just one piece of the puzzle; the cybercriminals also generated more than 6,000 imitation sites designed to resemble major outlets across the web.

These include fake versions of publishers like CNN, the New York Times, BuzzFeed and Mashable; platforms like Facebook, Yahoo and Quora; and even some brand websites like those of Air France and Pokémon.

The fake sites allowed the thieves to take advantage of a common form of arbitrage in the ad tech industry in which unsold ad space is bought from an outlet then resold at a higher price. The criminals would pretend to be reselling space on, say, CNN’s website through an automated ad exchange but then instead direct the ad to their shell version of the site that nobody could actually see.

There, the brand would unwittingly pay to have its video ad viewed solely by the millions of bots assigned to visit each of these sites.

As a whole, the operation racked up between 200 to 300 million views per day and bilked advertisers and media companies out of $3 million to $5 million in revenue.

Such intricate attention to detail might seem excessive for a scam that’s already considered to have the lowest risk and highest reward of any form of cyber crime.

But the whole plan was put in place in service of making the machine as profitable as possible at every level. Bots imbued with a targetable profile and brand-name outlets are worth much more to advertisers than unknown visitors to a no-name webpage, and video is the most expensive form of online advertising.

“By using these very sophisticated mechanisms to hack some of the architectural systems of the internet, they were then able to unlock much greater profit potential than other operations usually have,” Tiffany said.

What’s next

White Ops, which specializes in ad fraud detection, first took notice of the operation in October, when its system picked up on some of the bots. The rest of the scheme unraveled from there.

“We had this one thread to pull on, and then as we pulled on it, we uncovered layer upon layer upon layer of complex forgeries,” Tiffany said.

Now that the report is out, White Ops is releasing a full list of fake addresses and domains so that ad networks and other fraud detection firms can block accordingly. It is also working with U.S. law enforcement authorities to try to track down the parties responsible.

While the massive scale of Methbot might make other ad fraudsters seem like small-timers in comparison, ad fraud as a whole remains a huge headache for the advertising industry. A research report from an advertiser trade group last year predicted that it could cost digital advertisers around $7.2 billion this year alone.

Tiffany says it’s entirely possible that ad fraud rings of comparable scope are currently operating undetected. The murky nature of the crime makes it uniquely hard to suss out.

“It hardy ever leaves traces of the crime behind,” he says. “It’s such an extraordinarily successful form of theft because nothing goes missing.”