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Carlos Donderis bridges work cultures at Mercari

After a 10-day visit 13 years ago, Spaniard Carlos Donderis decided he wanted to live in Japan. He had been working as a programmer, and determined that in order to...

ESG Talk

Keio University draws new generation to build society

With Japan facing the challenges of a declining population and a prolonged economic slump, the president of Keio University said the university must accelerate building a globally attractive educational environment...


Problems drive sustainability leader Sawyer to solutions

Thriving in the jungles of Costa Rica without electricity or running water provided Kai Sawyer with a new perspective on how to coexist with nature. “I saw more monkeys than...

Unraveling Japanese companies

MFA Inc. speaks for investors to help firms grow better

What kinds of dialogue help shareholders maximize the value of companies they invest in? How to approach investee companies varies depending on the type of investor, especially institutional investors. One...

Authentic green stories


Preserving, developing Japan’s culinary heritage

In April 2024, the Tsuji Culinary Institute will inaugurate the Tsuji Culinary Institute Tokyo in the western Tokyo city of Koganei. In line with the opening, a partnership has been...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan

Seaside Hayama gets businesses, citizens working for environment

The town of Hayama in Kanagawa Prefecture won the Satoyama Excellence Award in the fourth Sustainable Japan Award organized by The Japan Times last year for its environmentally friendly activities...



グリーン戦略は丸紅が現在推し進める基本方針の一つとなっている。この戦略によってグリーン事業を推進し、すべての事業をグリーン化することで、収益性と企業価値の最大化を目指している。 「全社的に、あらゆ…



History & Archives

Brand history & Archives

‘Gakumon no Susume’

'An Encouragement of Learning' Yukichi Fukuzawa, one of the leading educators of the Meiji Era and founder of Keio University, was a relative of Sueji Yamada, founder of The Japan...

125 years of history

Our beginnings

The first issue of The Japan Times was published on March 22, 1897. The leading founders were President Sueji Yamada and Editor-in-Chief Motosada Zumoto, a former executive secretary to Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito.

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Sustainable Japan Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the forth annual Sustainable Japan Award.

Our goal is to commend individuals, companies, and organizations who have made advances in sustainable efforts, and we hope to convey their activities both domestically and internationally.

Destination Restaurants Awards

Destination Restaurants express the land of Japan

Destination Restaurants was launched by The Japan Times in 2021 as a list of the best restaurants in Japan, selected by Japanese experts with international diners in mind. As in previous years...

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