JANE KITAGAWA

For JANE KITAGAWA's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tourism expert balances people, planet and profit

Joy Jarman-Walsh recording “Seeking Sustainability Live.”  Joy Jarman-Walsh The effervescent American Joy Jarman-Walsh, a long-term resident who has spent over...

Ongaeshi and food security in the midst of COVID-19

On April 21, Charles McJilton, CEO of Second Harvest Japan (2HJ), took to social media to broadcast an impassioned plea....

Hopes firm for continued partnership amid COVID-19

A sailing enthusiast, Australian Ambassador Richard Court can sometimes be found at Enoshima Yacht Harbor or the Hayama Marina, indulging...

Olympic prep underway for fully booked Conrad

Can an event define a city? By all accounts, the Glasgow Garden Festival, held in 1988, was a raging success...

Steadfast commitment to hard work, cultural roots

Trondheim native, who grew up with swathes of forest on her university-town doorstep, itches to escape “civilization” and reconnect with...

Lifestyle and nature as a basis for global relations

The guest parlor at the Finland Embassy of Tokyo speaks of Scandinavian restraint and simplicity. Artworks by Finnish artists adorn...

Eye for architecture meets luxury hotel management

Matthias Sutter, the newly appointed general manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, is becoming more acquainted with the hotel than...

Diamonds and discovery: Navigating Japan’s market

Daniel Perel has spent over 35 years working in the luxury goods market, most of that in Asia, but his...

A diplomat’s ever-evolving role in a technological age

Peruvian Ambassador to Japan Harold Forsyth considers food a distinctive feature of his country. While Peru conjures up images of...

Global ambitions defined by empathy, opportunity

Boehringer Ingelheim Japan President and Representative Director Thorsten Poehl is proof of the old adage that good things come to...

Integrated resorts: A game of calculated risk in Japan

Ted Chan is keen to dispel the idea that gaming is all about hedonistic and excessive risk-taking. To help leading...

Ambition and experience lead to ideal circumstances

For Mark Dearlove, Barclays Japan country manager, to be living in Japan when the banking group is celebrating 50 years...