June 21, 2021
The theatrical arts are perhaps one of the most enduring traditions of Japan, and from the mid-20th century, The Japan Times has showcased the stories and the stars of the stage, from kabuki and noh to rakugo and kyogen. In the 1940s and ’50s, Maj. Faubion Bowers, who wrote features explaining the context of Japanese theater on numerous occasions for...
Leaders&Readers is a Monday interview series showcasing prominent figures who have a strong connection to Japan.
David Malone, rector of the United Nations University
Louise George Kittaka
“Rector” commonly known in Japan as “president,” denotes a senior official in an educational institution, as used in Europe and Latin America. | Hiromichi Matono David Malone, the rector for...
Building a global Panasonic compliance network
For nearly three decades, Laurence Bates has provided legal counsel...
Persevering at the junction of trade and climate
Australia’s ambassador to Japan, Jan Adams, may not have always...
Mark Choon, general manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, learns from unexpected
Mark Choon’s career in the hotel industry is of humble...
Tourism expert balances people, planet and profit
Joy Jarman-Walsh recording “Seeking Sustainability Live.” Joy Jarman-Walsh The effervescent...
Highlights the ESG (environmental, social and governance) activities of companies and other organizations.
Symposium explores ESG’s role toward a zero-emissions 2050
On May 13, The Japan Times hosted a symposium focused on environmental, social and governance criteria for business operations. Collectively referred to as ESG, these criteria serve as standards for...
Frameworks for addressing deforestation are increasing
CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Japan conducted an online...
IMF has a bold climate change plan, but it faces many hurdles
Climate change, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned, is...
Introduces municipalities and local companies promoting the beauty and excellence of the real Japan.
A young chef makes waves with his creative hometown cuisine Perched on the waterfront of the Shimabara Peninsula, looking out across the placid waters of the Ariake Sea toward the...
The Japan Times publisher Minako Suematsu interviews business leaders who are active proponents of ESG investing and practices in Japan.
Japan has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality, which obliges the country to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero, by 2050. Sumiko Takeuchi, an expert on energy and environmental issues, welcomes the move but points out that energy reforms will bring drastic changes to society that will include pain and burdens. For this reason, she argues, the government needs...
The English-language events will invite readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers.
Azby Brown is one of those energetic, curious Western intellectuals who come to Japan and become experts about a single aspect of its society. There seems to be one for any subject, from crime (Jake Adelstein) to construction (Alex Kerr); if a reader is interested, there awaits a book, a podcast or a Twitter account ready to “go deep.” Often...
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Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Wednesday, June 9, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)
Date and time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, May 18, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)
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