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Rugby School Japan bridges nations, generations

Rugby School has opened in Japan! A new chapter has begun, building on over 400 years of traditional education in the English town of Rugby. The sport of rugby was...

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...


Akiya & Inaka helps foreign buyers save empty houses

English-language media have featured stories about houses in Japan going for $500 or even being given away in recent years. However, Parker J. Allen, head of the real estate consultancy...

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


CDP Awards Japan highlights successes, challenges

Amid a growing global sense of urgency on solving environmental issues, CDP Worldwide-Japan held the CDP Awards Japan 2024 on March 19 to highlight 127 Japanese companies and A List...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan

Value Management revives towns through preservation for tourism

Century-old traditional homes, historic buildings designated as important cultural assets, actual castles — these are the kinds of regional resources that Value Management Co. Ltd. has been preserving and using...


【レストラン ナズ】開店3年で軽井沢を代表する1軒に。

2020年のオープン直後から話題になり、あっという間に予約困難になった『Restaurant Naz』。2024年3月時点で予約は2025年夏までいっぱいだ。店がある長野県軽井沢はオーナーシェフ、…


埼玉県川口市から「島留学」した高校1年生女子は、私にこう言った。 「ひたすら受験勉強。3年間は大学受験だけのためだけにあるという高校生活は、嫌だと…

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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#39 Roundtable

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

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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

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Past Speakers and industry Leaders in Sustainability


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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