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JapanIQ consultancy eases entry to tough market

After more than 25 years in the dynamic, fast-paced world of multinational corporations, American Paul Kraft recently started his own Tokyo-based consulting firm, JapanIQ. Kraft honed his cross-cultural business skills...

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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...


Monitoring corporate climate policy influence

Among Monica Nagashima’s many ambitions as the climate think tank InfluenceMap’s Japan country manager, one is to eventually not have to explain what “policy influencing” actually is. Founded in London...

Unraveling Japanese companies

Shipping firm ONE steams ahead with nimble efficiency

Few people probably have heard of the Japanese shipping company that made ¥2 trillion in profit for two years in a row. When the joint venture, Ocean Network Express, posted...

Authentic green stories


Nippon Life engages to encourage green transition

Engaging with high-emitting companies to spur transformation of their business rather than divesting from them is becoming increasingly important to combat climate change, said an executive officer of Japan’s biggest...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan

Restaurant Naz

A young restaurant leads the way in Karuizawa Immediately after it opened in September 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Restaurant Naz became the focus of attention. As of this March,...






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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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

#38 Roundtable

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 10:00 to 13:00 JST 10:30 to 11:40: Talk session 11:50 to 13:00: Lunch and discussion

Parker Allen


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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