The CEO Of The Pokémon Company Never Thought That Pikachu Would Be So Popular


Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of the Pokemon Company, waves as he arrives to demonstrate on the Pokemon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS at the Nintendo booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In an interesting interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, he talks about ...

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Post-Saint Patty’s Glance at Decade’s Top-Earning Irish Artists

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With St. Patrick’s Day barely out of hindsight, it is just the right time to take a look at the most marketable Irish artists over the past 10 years. Dublin-born School of London painter Francis Bacon is certainly one of leaders of the present-day auction room, with over $1.5 billion of art sold in the last decade, which is no surprise considering his individual ...

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Art Basel Pursuing Global Dominance

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Art fairs are a viral global phenomenon, with fairs of all sizes branching out to new locations. Currently, a new initiative from Art Basel, one of the most dominant fair organizers, is taking place. It aims to make the company not only a market force but also to cement a position as a benefactor of the arts.   Art Basel, which started in Switzerland ...

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Asia Week Lead by Sotheby’s with $55 Million Total Sales

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Amid ongoing economic turmoil in China and several high profile seizures of ancient statues related to federal law enforcement’s “Operation Hidden Idol” crackdown, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Asia Week auctions presented solid results for a wide range of objects including Chinese ceramics, jade, modern Indian paintings, and Himalayan bronze and stone statues.   A rare pair of gilt-bronze and paste-set lanterns, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong ...

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Social Media Guidelines For Artists and Gallery Owners

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Artists no longer need to starve as sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Tumblr allow them to leverage their creativity to market their works. According to market research firm First Research, there are about 5,000 art dealers and galleries in the U.S. with combined annual revenue of approximately $6 billion, and Art Market Monitor estimates the size of the overall global ...

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Chanel Steps into the Boys’ Club Introducing Its First Men’s Timepiece

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Chanel is expanding their reach for its male clientele, introducing its first men’s timepiece. The French atelier showcased the Monsieur Watch at Baselworld 2016 in Basel, Switzerland, in conjunction with its latest new and limited-edition watches for women. Presently, Chanel only offers men’s fragrances, and has not shown signs of hopping on the bandwagon with other industry trends to make menswear, ...

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London Takes The Throne As World’s Most Expensive City

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  London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro. The estate agent Savills said that in London, rising rents and the strong pound had pushed up the typical cost per individual ...

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2015’s Most Technologically Advanced Nations

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Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Many nations worldwide have used technology to enhance the quality of life of their people. Here are the 12 most technologically advanced countries in the world as of 2015: 12) China China has often been touted as the next super power. Some say that it is already ...

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An End to Language Barriers

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For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, Skype is now removing another ...

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22nd Edition of the Armory Show: A Major Hit

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  When it comes to attendance and sales, this year’s annual Armory Show was by all accounts among the most successful. After the VIP opening evening on March 3rd, names and numbers rolled in at a quick pace and prices for works on offer to generous spenders ranged anywhere from $1,000 a seven-figure artwork by Alberto Giacometti. The show’s reputation was cemented by ...

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