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Kyoto Seika head Sacko flexes architecture for all

Architecture significantly shapes our perception of society. The various elements that comprise a piece of architecture — materials, size, aesthetic...

Read the Air guides firms to sustainable ways

As countries around the world pledge to reduce or offset carbon emissions, companies are under pressure to align their operational...

Japan helps small islands take oversize global roles

This article was written and published in Nov. 2020 Island countries, with their small populations, finite resources and reliance on...

Goldman partner Ben Ferguson in it for long term

In 1998, Japan’s government began implementing its “Big Bang” financial reforms, a three-year program to open up financial markets to...

Company rescues hardware with support alternative

Every year, electronics manufacturers invigorate their product lines with upgraded models of computers, smartphones and other mobile devices. For businesses,...

President aims to turn social dissonance into dynamic diversity in Japan

Jenifer Rogers, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), is a familiar face among the upper echelons...

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...

Building a global Panasonic compliance network

For nearly three decades, Laurence Bates has provided legal counsel to some of the largest business entities in Japan. Following...

Symposium explores ESG’s role toward a zero-emissions 2050

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

On May 13, The Japan Times hosted a symposium focused on environmental, social and governance criteria for business operations. Collectively...

Mark Choon, general manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, learns from unexpected

Mark Choon’s career in the hotel industry is of humble beginnings. The son of Korean immigrants to the U.S., Choon...

Mymizu’s water app just first step to ending plastic waste

Joe Muntal
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

From conservation to climate change, the environmental challenges of our times are daunting and can seem distant from our everyday...

Sailors for the Sea Japan charts conservation course

Joe Muntal
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Sailors for the Sea Japan Chair and CEO Minako Iue established the group in 2011 as an affiliate of the...

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