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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...

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...

Roundtable

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

ESG / SDGs

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,...

日本語記事

フランク・ロイド・ライトの弟子が設計した一棟貸しの宿。

1923年東京・日比谷に、アメリカ人建築家フランク・ロイド・ライトの設計で<帝国ホテル>(通称ライト館)が建てられたことはご存じの方も多いだろう。このライトによる名建築は残念ながら1967年に解体…

文化財と現代建築が融合した宿泊施設。

伊豆半島の付け根にある静岡県の沼津は、眼の前に美しい富士山を望む海辺の街である。この地はかつて天皇家の別荘である御用邸があった場所としても知られ、今回紹介する<沼津倶楽部>も元々は、実業家であるミ…

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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Events

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

Awards

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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