May 17, 2021
The Japan Times publisher Minako Suematsu interviews business leaders who are active proponents of ESG investing and practices in Japan.
Molten Corp., a company in Hiroshima that manufactures balls used by professional sports leagues around the world and in the Olympics, has stepped up efforts to help achieve the U.N. sustainable development goals (SDGs). In its most recent project, the company began selling My Football Kit, a soccer ball you assemble yourself, in January. The product is aimed at helping...
Introduces municipalities and local companies promoting the beauty and excellence of the real Japan.
Think globally while eating locally, then spread the word
Food can be an effective tool for regional promotion. Every region has its own unique food — a delicacy that can only be enjoyed in a particular area and season,...
Dancing the cycle of birth and death at Kiyomizu Temple
Dance Base Yokohama, Artistic Director
On March 11, 2021 — exactly 10 years after the...
Biobalance holistic probiotics turn manure to resource
The world has been dealing with issues of various kinds...
Highlights the ESG (environmental, social and governance) activities of companies and other organizations.
IMF has a bold climate change plan, but it faces many hurdles
Climate change, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned, is emerging as a “greater threat” than the COVID-19 pandemic, and some say it represents an “existential” threat to planet Earth...
Japan Climate Initiative urges government to halve its emissions by 2030
Japan Climate Initiative released a message titled “Calling for an...
Japan’s decarbonization vision will take work and innovation
Last October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged to cut Japan’s...
He climbed the steps with the Olympic torch in his right hand, the torch’s base at shoulder height and the cylinder sparking reddish-white and spewing smoke. Twenty steps. Forty steps. Sixty steps. Yoshinori Sakai held an even pace as he jogged up the stairway to the top of the National Stadium. A hundred forty steps. A hundred sixty steps. And...
The English-language events will invite readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers.
Christopher Brooks is the executive officer and design director of Garde, an international branding and interior design company based in Tokyo. With more than 20 years’ experience in Japan and several design awards under his belt, Brooks talked about his journey in the world of architecture and shared his insights on contemporary office design. Early encounters Christopher Brooks, executive officer...
Leaders&Readers is a Monday interview series showcasing prominent figures who have a strong connection to Japan.
Persevering at the junction of trade and climate
Australia’s ambassador to Japan, Jan Adams, may not have always been aware of the Japanese concept of gaman, to persevere or “tough it out.” Yet for someone who has overseen...
Mark Choon, general manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, learns from unexpected
Mark Choon’s career in the hotel industry is of humble...
Tourism expert balances people, planet and profit
Joy Jarman-Walsh recording “Seeking Sustainability Live.” Joy Jarman-Walsh The effervescent...
Taking long-distance view of Japan’s global future
Christopher J. LaFleur founded LM Associates in 2011. Previously he...
German ambassador lives out childhood dream
Live DJ performances probably aren’t the first thing that comes...
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Date and time: Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *Tuesday, Apr. 20, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)
Date and time: Wednesday, March 3, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, March 2, 17:30-18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)
Date and time: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Talk session *Tuesday, Feb. 2, 17:30 to 18:30 (Pacific Standard Time)
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