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Reform in Corporate Japan: A Demand of Time

Zubair Ahmed proposes the urgent need for Japan to reform its corporate culture, where ‘morale’ and ‘loyalty’ are prized attributes of Japanese employees. Moral ethics take precedence over salary expectations in Japan, and as a result this situates Japan far behind its Western counterparts where employee productivity is most valued. In the view of the author, unless Japan promptly reforms it’s employer-employee relations in terms of salary packing, it is only a matter of time before Japanese employee’s revolt.

Bangladesh’s Demographic ‘Youth Bulge’

Jyoti Rahman discusses the position of Bangladesh’s demographic transition in relation to its Asian neighbours. According to Rahman, Bangladesh’s population is experiencing a ‘youth bulge’ – similar to that of the Arab states. This surge in the young male youth population suggestions a strong correlation to social upheavals.

The Madrassa Education and Its Historical Evolution in Bangladesh

Madrassas have long held the mantle of valid learning institutions both culturally and religiously within Bangladeshi society. The primary mode of religious education today still falls under the ambit of madrassas. Nonetheless, whether these institutions are delivering a valid modus operandi for students to neutrally engage in religious and or civic education is a question which in Bangladesh at least is cause of much scholarly debate. Nusaybah Yusuf through this 2 part series is to examine the role and viability of madrassas and its effects as a moderate educational institution within Bangladeshi society.