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Putting Down Under on top of travel destinations

Save for greetings and perhaps a few random expressions, many people end up forgetting a language they study in school. Derek Baines, however, can draw a direct line between taking...

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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...


Water-refill platform mymizu succeeds with fluid ideas

When Mariko McTier and her co-founder started the water-refilling platform mymizu four years ago, they were trying to change minds, but to do so, they didn’t go out and try...

Unraveling Japanese companies

Teijin cares: Group advances personal, societal health

Though Teijin Limited long has been known primarily as a maker of synthetic fibers, its health care business centered on the pharmaceutical and home health care fields has growth potential...

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How Nomura Research Institute cultivates local entrepreneurship

Creating a startup ecosystem is easier said than done, especially in rural areas. In big cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, there are already a number of programs and business...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan


French restaurant connects cuisine with society Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi Prefecture and the home of Otowa Restaurant, can be reached in 50 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Tohoku...





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‘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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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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