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G1 Global lays out visions for helping Japan innovate and evolve

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Who holds the power in Tokyo? Where do the real decision-makers meet? The most honest answer: in the offices of...

Share Summit gathers ideas to create a circular economy

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Over 5,000 participants gathered online at the Share Summit 2021 on Oct. 5 to contribute ideas promoting the sharing economy...

Papermaker Oji forms solutions to environmental, social needs

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

The 2021 U.N. climate summit, COP26, closed with nations that are accelerating their measures against climate change announcing new and...

Peace is everyone’s business, Hiroshima forum says

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Summer, with memorial days marking war-related events and the Bon period to welcome ancestral souls, is perhaps when Japanese think...

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TCFD Summit weighs transition to sustainable finance, business

Jacob Reed
Contributing Writer

The third annual TCFD Summit on the theme of “transition” was held online on Oct. 5 over four different panels....

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A starry rice is born: How Tottori created the unique Hoshizoramai

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Tottori Prefecture in the Chugoku region is known as the least populous prefecture in Japan, blessed with a wealth of...

At 2020 Games, NTT made watching events remotely feel live

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Spectators heard many athletes express appreciation in postgame interviews for Japan holding the Olympic and Paralympic Games even before they...

Troubled teens find solace with Saori Okada’s support network

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Saori Okada has been reaching out, day or night, to teenagers in need of mental and emotional support for the...

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Kirirom Global Forum examines investment and social impacts

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Kirirom Group, a network of companies in Singapore, Cambodia and Japan that focuses on startup studio business and regional development,...

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Champion of Change Japan Award is looking for five good women

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

Since 2017, the Champion of Change Japan Award (CCJA) has recognized female leaders who work to address the most pressing...

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Symposium examines role of finance in path to sustainability

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

Recent actions by the Japanese government signal a potential tailwind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In May, Japan’s...

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Lawyer Terahara’s Marriage for All Japan fights for you too

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Through the activities of the nonprofit Marriage for All Japan, Makiko Terahara, a lawyer registered in Japan and the U.S.,...

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