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By combining companies’ ESG management practices with The Japan Times' ability to communicate in English, we hope to promote dialogue with investors, improve the value of member companies and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Kirirom forum examines how Japan can win abroad

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

It has always been a challenge for businesses and people in Japan, an island nation, to make achievements on the...

Looking for a few good women, now more than ever

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

The Champion of Change Japan Award was established in 2017 by Atsuko Toko Fish, a Japanese philanthropist living in Boston,...

Responsible Investor Japan 2022 evaluates progress

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

With a boost in the global campaign for the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), it seems like everyone...

Symposium examines financial pathways to net-zero future

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

A symposium sponsored by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) on May 26 invited finance and industry experts both in Japan...

Just Peoples is a leader in locally controlled change

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Christey West is a co-founder of Just Peoples, a unique charity organization that allows donors to directly invest in small...

Foundations step in to help women rebuild Tohoku

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

Ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region, its effects continue...

JapanCraft21: Revitalizing master crafts for the new century

K. Nishi
JapanCraft21 staff

Steve Beimel, who first arrived in Japan in 1971, recalls his initial impressions of the country’s craft culture, saying, “I...

Bond Project builds safety network for troubled youths

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Jun Tachibana saw youths on the street as possible interviewees for a free paper, titled Voices, that focuses on how...

Symposium aims to help Japan’s female entrepreneurs

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

“Japan is one of the worst in terms of the gender gap,” professor Hidetoshi Tahara reminded listeners in his opening...

Onbeat magazine: Where all of Japan’s arts and the future meet

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Onbeat, a semiannual bilingual magazine for art and culture from Japan, covers a wide variety of genres, including art, architecture,...

Taking Japan’s ‘undiscovered gems’ nationwide and beyond

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

The competition for Undiscovered Gems of Japan 2020-2021 was held in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Feb. 11 and 12 to...

Seino Holdings drives toward environmental sustainability

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Seino Holdings Co. Ltd. is one of Japan’s top commercial logistics companies, with about 90 years of history. In recent...

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