Friday, 21 October 2011

Bite-sized Japanter - N°13

BSJ N°13 – in our Japanese history lesson we learned about a building firm called Kongô-gumi, a Korean construction firm that has been going for over 1,400 years. It was bought by a different firm in 2006, but until then was the longest established firm in the world. It was set up in the 8th century by a family of artisans brought from Korea, and built temples in Japan (Osaka in particular). Actually, Japan has the highest number of companies over 1,000 years old. Who knew!?

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