Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Running a successful business takes time, commitment, hard work and determination. This means that owners have little time to think about their own financial objectives, or the protection of the business they have created. As a result, planning your own and your employees' financial security becomes neglected or often completely overlooked.
As a director, it is important to look after your own increasingly complex personal financial affairs. Careful planning is key to ensuring financial security over the longer term, and advice from a wealth management specialist can help you meet your aims while concentrating on managing the business.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Data Privacy Day, an international effort to highlight the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust, will be Jan. 27. According to a survey conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Zogby International, only 26 percent of Americans felt “their home computer was safe from viruses,” while only 21 percent felt safe from hackers.
Every year we see hundreds of data breaches along with hundreds of millions of records compromised. The responsibility of keeping online data secure is shared both by businesses and consumers. The Better Business Bureau offers some suggestions for consumers concerned that their PII has been stolen:
-- Do not take a “wait and see” approach as you may have done with breaches involving credit card data. You must act quickly. Breaches involving Social Security numbers have the potential to be far more detrimental to victims, and the damage can be difficult to repair.
-- Consider taking a preemptive strike by freezing your credit reports. This will not impact existing credit cards and financial accounts, but will create a roadblock for thieves seeking to create fraudulent accounts using your personal information.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Above all else, hackers are all about the money. New research from cybersecurity and application delivery solutions provider Radware revealed that the top motivation behind cyberattacks is ransom, followed by insider threats, political hacktivism and competition. The biggest challenge in combating cyber ransom, Radware’s Global Application & Network Security Report 2016-2017 report noted, is that ransom is not only easy, but also every attack has its own vector, technique or angle. With hundreds of encrypting malware types available to cybercriminals today, the individuals perpetrating these malicious attacks are able to leverage various networks and applications to demonstrate their power and capabilities.
“One thing is clear: Money is the top motivator in the threat landscape today,” Carl Herberger, VP of security solutions at Radware, explained. “Attackers employ an ever-increasing number of tactics to steal valuable information, from ransom attacks that can lock up a company’s data, to DDoS attacks that act as a smoke screen for information theft, to direct brute force or injection attacks that grant direct access to internal data.
“Our report shows that most organizations are still not prepared to fend off many of the more sophisticated attacks. There is a vast market for mitigating attacks in progress and for defending against threats, both new and established, that grow in severity by the day. From our Emergency Response Team to our extensive products and services, Radware stands ready to guard organizations’ data, systems, and customers from harm,” Herberger continued. Last year saw a significant surge in the number of extortion threats, with the majority (56 percent) of the 600 organizations surveyed by Radware admitting that they have fallen victim to a cyber ransom attack and 41 percent identifying ransomware as the biggest cyber threat.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
There are three components to Eastern's claim management services: early intervention, proactive disability management and Return-to-Work support. Eastern offers both toll-free Teleclaim and online claim reporting. As soon as a claim is reported, we confidently manage that claim toward a cost-effective and fair conclusion. We use industry-leading medical cost management programs and strategic partnerships to control claim costs and provide excellent service to employers and their injured employees.
In addition, Eastern strongly encourages our clients to adopt "Return-to-Work" or "RTW" programs. These programs are proven to benefit injured workers and employers. We offer a wealth of resources and support for clients looking to establish an RTW program.
Eastern provides an online Risk Management Resource Center, featuring a document library and access to Safety.BLR.com. BLR is a safety training and compliance resource site where you can find downloadable and customizable safety and risk management templates, presentations, and training materials, as well as updated safety regulations and news.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Eastern's traditional market insurance products include:
• Guaranteed Cost Program – coverage at a predictable, fixed cost
• Loss-Sensitive Dividend Plans – a program where you have the potential to earn a dividend based on favorable loss experience throughout the policy period
• Large Deductible Plans – a program where you pay a lower premium up front in exchange for paying for losses up to the deductible amount
• Retrospective Rating Plans – a plan which calculates your premium based on your actual losses during the policy term
• Learn about ParallelPay, EAIG's premium payroll deduction program
Monday, January 23, 2017
To the Shareholders:
Notice of the Resolutions Adopted at the 29th Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders
Japan Asia Group Limited hereby informs you of the matters reported, and the matters resolved at the 29th Ordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders held today.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Japan Asia Group Limited
2 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
1.Business Report, Consolidated Financial Statements and Audit Report by Independent Accounting Auditor and Audit & Supervisory Board for the 29th Fiscal Term (from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016)
2.Financial Statements for the 29th Fiscal Term (from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016)
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Jul. 2015 Dissolved holdings company structure (Japan Asia Holdings Limited, KOKUSAI KOGYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)
JAG Energy Co., Ltd. and Kokusai Land & Development Co., Ltd. amalgamated into JAG Energy Co., Ltd.
May. 2015 Admitted to First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code: 3751; Company abbreviation: JAG)
Mar. 2015 Ashigara-Oi SolarWay (13 MW) completed in Kanagawa
Dec. 2014 Seabell International Co., Ltd. becomes consolidated subsidiary (name changed to JAG Seabell Co., Ltd.)
Apr. 2012 Acquired 100% ownership of KOKUSAI KOGYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD. by restructuring organization
Oct. 2009 Distribute first investment trust fund "Solar energy fund Euro solar fund 0910" Jun. 2009Established Miyazaki Solar Way Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2009 Former Japan Asia Group Limited merged with two other companies start a pure holding company, new formation Japan Asia Group ( Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index:3751)
Sep. 1999 Opened representative office in Tokyo
Dec. 1998 Japan Asia Holdings Limited (Hong Kong) Established by Tetsuo Yamashita and Sandra Wu.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
In 2009, we made a full-fledged entry into the green energy field, with a focus on the development of large scale solar power plants. We promote solar power business to contribute to the revitalization and development of the region through our nationwide sales network, and our long-standing, trust-based relationships with national and local governments.
We are one of Europe' s leading large-scale solar PV developers. 60 MW and counting! With the launch of feed-in-tariffs in 2012, this is one of the hottest markets in the world.
This innovative public-private partnership delivered not only 1,050kW generation capacity, on 3.9 km of elevated track that was formerly used to test Maglev trains, but it is also a valuable best practice to expedite the uptake of solar.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The 25th of May 2015 marked our new beginning; on that day, Japan Asia Group was listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. We are the 1,890th company to be admitted to this esteemed group. I hereby express my gratitude to all who supported us and our endeavors to create green communities.
The UN Member States adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the SDGs (Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ), and the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015. The actions that must be taken by countries in the developed world, to address climate change, protect the environment and Earth, and to develop sustainably, have been outlined, and green energy affirmed; we will start debating on our collective practical steps in 2016. My expectation is that our society itself will be required to change, unrecognizably, in the process of transforming our world, not only nations, local governments, businesses and all kinds of organizations, but even down to the individual. Businesses will be required to innovate in the direction of low carbon or de-carbonized products and services while maintaining their corporate growth.
Our society is rapidly ageing with falling birthrates; at the same time, expectations towards corporate citizens to address environmental issues including climate change has never been so high. We are at a turning point as a society right now. As a company that aims to solve societal issues through technology and finance, Japan Asia Group has been presented with an opportunity to make great strides towards our own sustainable growth.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
At no time in the history of human civilization have we suffered more respiratory diseases than when we began using the combustion engine at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Today, the levels of pollution in major cities around the world have reached extreme levels. Think of such cities like LA, Mexico, Bangkok and Beijing and you can imagine the thousands of people who suffocate under the fumes expelled by millions of vehicles into the atmosphere.
With the introduction of alternative energy sources to operate vehicles, however, we are beginning to cope with this growing menace to human health. In the meantime, new techniques have been developed to minimize the effects of exhaust fumes from combustion engines.
A defective exhaust pipe decreases the ability of the engine to maximize its burning capability, hence, diminishing its power and performance. In fact, a big percentage of an engine’s power is lost due to the inefficient disposal of the waste gases resulting from the combustion process. Think of a person’s sinusitis which prevents one from breathing out the carbon dioxide from the lungs. What we expel is as important as what we take in. So it is with a car.
In short, not only do we pollute the atmosphere with a faulty exhaust pipe system, we are practically burning money that virtually escapes from our pockets and enters ours lungs in the form of toxic gases and black soot. Controlling the quantity and the quality of exhaust fumes is every person’s responsibility to maintain a healthy environment.
Monday, January 9, 2017
More women are becoming financially successful and independent than ever before and the need to consider carefully tailored, holistic financial planning advice is becoming of paramount importance.
As a female business owner myself, I appreciate the challenges of juggling work and family life and would be delighted to work with you to undertake a confidential review of both your personal and business goals.
• Are you looking to take a career break; retire early; marry or divorce; care for elderly relatives; or raise finances for private education?
• For your business, are your affairs set up in the most tax efficient way? Are you considering buying into or selling a business? Is your business Will consistent with your personal Will?* Are your key Directors and employees appropriately protected?
Please note that Wills are a separate service to those offered by St. James's Place and are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.