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Hitotsubashi’s Catherine Wallace on business ethics

As a Ph.D. student in her native Australia, Catherine Wallace was immersed in studying the effects of the thyroid gland on the development of wool follicles in fetal lambs. The...

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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...


Special Roundtable: Building a greener future for Japan

Over the last few decades, sustainability has moved from being a buzzword to occupying prime place in the strategic plans of governments and corporations. Along with the United Nations’ sustainable...

Unraveling Japanese companies

PRI’s Morisawa discusses Japan institutional investors

As the world struggles to curb global warming and other threats to the environment and society, what role should Japanese institutional investors play? What they need to do, says Michiyo...

Authentic green stories


Shonai connects rural areas to people nationwide, global markets

A sophisticated wooden structure overlooks fields in Yamagata Prefecture’s Shonai region, famed for its rice: Suiden Terrace, a hotel run by Local Resorts Inc., a subsidiary of Shonai Inc., founded...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan


Spotlighting a Niigata castle town through sushi Shibata is one of Niigata Prefecture’s core cities, with a population of over 90,000. In the Edo Period, it flourished as the town...



ジャパンタイムズが主催する「Destination Restaurants 2024」の授賞式が5月28日、東京・麻布台ヒルズの『Hills House Sky Room Café & Bar』で…



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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#41 Roundtable

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Chie Duncan

Special Evening Roundtable

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 18:00 to 21:00 JST

Noriko Shindo & Shoehei Maekawa

#39 Roundtable

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Monica Nagashima


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

Presented by The Japan Times since 2021, Destination Restaurants is a list of “the best restaurants in Japan, selected by Japanese experts with international diners in mind.” For this year’s...

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