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Wal-Mart Becomes E-Mart

Wal-Mart Becomes E-Mart

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. I think it is interesting that Wal-Mart couldn’t make it in South Korea. Shinsegae bought Wal-Mart out and changed the name to E-Mart. They decided to save money by only changing half the signs on the outside of the store and in their advertisements. Wal-Mart lost a little more than $200 million last year. That’s…

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Korea’s Capsule Camera

Korea’s Capsule Camera

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has a capsule-type endoscope that passes European medical standards. The endoscope is being sold in: 1. Portugal, 2. Sweden 3. the Czech Republic, and 4. is wanted by buyers from some 20 other countries

Wal-Mart Gets Bought Out by Korean Shinsagae

Wal-Mart Gets Bought Out by Korean Shinsagae

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Wal-Mart has been purchased by South Korean Shinsagae. Wal-Mart is South Korea that is. Wal-Mart said the will “focus their efforts where they can have the greatest impact on their growth strategy.” What that means is, they can make more money somewhere else than they can in South Korea. OR…they couldn’t figure out how to…

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Japan, China, Korea are not just ‘over there’

Japan, China, Korea are not just ‘over there’

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Contrary to most responses that I get, there is a more exact answer to the question of where is Japan than “over there.” Also, Japan is not part of the Asian continent. ┬áNor are Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese all part of one country. It amazes me how many ‘intelligent’ people think that. Japan is an…

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