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BCCJ head Lyle cultivates change for sustainability

Inspired by the environmental movements of the 1980s and ‘90s while studying environmental science in England, and after reading James E. Lovelock’s seminal work, “Gaia,” Richard Lyle set off on...

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...


Sustainable Lab harnesses the power of data science

Yuki Kishi, the chief financial officer of Sustainable Lab, a financial technology startup that gathers companies’ ESG data and provides it to investors and banks, was the guest at The...

Unraveling Japanese companies

Kikkoman’s secret sauce: A taste for trying new things

Long before Japanese cuisine took root, as it has now in the United States, soy sauce was a familiar item in U.S. supermarkets. That popularity was supported by Kikkoman Corp.’s...

Authentic green stories


Aomori’s Mutsu finds partners for the future through Singapore

The city of Mutsu in Aomori Prefecture is one of the most ambitious and open rural municipalities in Japan. It not only works to revitalize its area in sustainable ways...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan

Sakaue raises consciousness along with grass-fed cattle

Sakaue Co. Ltd., an agricultural corporation established in 1995 in the city of Shibushi in Kagoshima Prefecture, started raising grass-fed Japanese black cattle in 2019. This project won the Excellence...






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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Friday, January 13, 2023 10:30 to 11:30 JST: Talk session

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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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