August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022
The Japan Times publisher Minako Suematsu interviews business leaders who are active proponents of ESG investing and practices in Japan.
Keiko Honda, who served as CEO and executive vice president of the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency for seven years to 2019, promoted environmental, social and corporate governance around the world. Looking back, she said, “The world has changed” because she increased opportunities for investors, who once had little interest in ESG efforts, to ask about progress in...
Highlights the ESG (environmental, social and governance) activities of companies and other organizations.
Diversity creates positive effects on corporate earnings
The International Conference for Women in Business, focusing on diversity-oriented business management and the lifestyles and work styles that support it, was held online on July 10. The 27th annual...
Introduces municipalities and local companies promoting the beauty and excellence of the real Japan.
OAT Agrio’s agrochemicals are from nature, for crops
OAT Agrio Co. Ltd. operates its business with the corporate philosophy of “We contribute to the people of the world with our agrotechnology and sincerity.” Listed on the Prime Market...
The English-language events will invite readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers.
Aki Saito hopes the fashion brand she created will be doomed by environmental progress — in fact, the company’s tag line is “A brand that should disappear in 10 years.” For this Tokyo-based designer and founder of the upcycled bag brand Plasticity, recycling and sustainability are at the core of her company’s mission, and the millions of disposable plastic umbrellas...
Naonori Kimura explores the potential of Japanese businesses
AGC Inc. practices what I call ambidextrous development, in which the company aims to achieve growth by deepening existing businesses and at the same time exploring new business options. AGC’s Vice President Shinji Miyaji said that what supports this is a corporate culture of choosing to take up difficult challenges and, by doing so, stimulating innovation to help the company...
Leaders&Readers is a Monday interview series showcasing prominent figures who have a strong connection to Japan.
Glen S. Fukushima: Crossing divides, building bridges
When U.S. President Joe Biden visited Tokyo in May, his busy schedule was planned down to the minute. He would meet with the emperor, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and...
Much more than pyramids: Egypt builds the future
The Egyptian Embassy is easy to find in Tokyo. On...
Swiss envoy ‘creating value together’ with Japan
Louise George Kittaka
With a career that spans three decades and which has...
New technologies, pure science made in paradise
On the main island of Okinawa, a little-known graduate university...
From music industry leader to director of TELL
Giles Duke’s first experience with the music industry of Japan...
On the occasion of our 125th anniversary The Japan Times, in commemorating its 125th anniversary on this special page, expresses gratitude for the consistent support and encouragement it has received from its diverse stakeholders, including readers, over the years. This paper was established as Japan’s first English-language newspaper with a purpose of bringing Japanese and non-Japanese people together in closer...
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