1. Accounting (Source: “Keiei Zaimu Magazine”, opinion by the editor)
On September 17, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ) published a project plan towards the convergence between IFRS and JGAAP.
The plan aims to eliminate differences between the two standards by 2011, but does not seem to contain any of its unique perspectives.
２. No topics in this issue for Taxation
３. This Week’s Words of Wisdom (Source: “Caractères”)
“Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.”
(Jean de La Bruyére, French Moralist)
The French seem to have a long history of satire as can be seen from this quote and other writers such as Montaigne and La Rochefoucauld.
Although it is difficult to comment specifically, the above quote is very moving indeed.