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H&M’s Pokucinska seeks something for everyone

It is commonplace for executives to frequently switch companies as they climb the corporate ladder. Even in Japan, where lifetime employment was the norm for several decades, a growing number...

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...


Enjoi Japan cross-pollinates to grow garden of diversity

Japanese companies often can find the solutions they are seeking if they let their employees flourish, according to Jackie Steele, founder and CEO of enjoi Japan, an edtech and “diversity...

Unraveling Japanese companies

Care service Poppins helps women to live fuller lives

When the care service Poppins Corp. was founded 36 years ago, gender bias was more explicit in Japan and women’s equal rights in the workplace had yet to be secured....

Authentic green stories


Hiroshima forum: Business’ role for international peace

The 2023 Hiroshima Business Forum for Global Peace was a multifaceted event for discussing the contribution of business to peace, held ahead of the Group of Seven’s summit in Hiroshima....

Satoyama~Authentic Japan

Ibaraki NPO preserves nature, ways of life in Shishitsuka area

“I know! This is a Japanese dandelion, and that one is a nonnative one,” exclaimed an elementary school boy taking part in a nature observation walk held in the Shishitsuka...




Tradman’s Bonsai小島鉄平氏の関西初となる展示会が京都の名勝・両足院で開催された

外国人や若い世代に絶大な人気を誇り、海外のハイブランドからもオファーが絶えないTradman’s Bonsaiの小島鉄平氏。小島氏の関西で初めてとなるこの展示会には、多くの若者に加え、世界10ヵ国…

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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#31 Roundtable

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 10:00 to 13:00 JST 10:30 to 11:30 JST: Talk session 11:30 to 13:00 JST: Lunch and discussion

Alexander Dmitrenko

#30 Roundtable

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 13:30 to 14:30 JST: Talk session

Jackie F. Steele

#29 Roundtable

Thursday, March 16, 2023 13:30 to 14:30 JST: Talk session

Carole Fuchs


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 give tastes of lived wisdom

Destination Restaurants is a list of Japan’s best restaurants published by The Japan Times. Started in 2021, the list is selected by Japanese experts with an international audience in mind.

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