LOUISE GEORGE KITTAKA

For LOUISE GEORGE KITTAKA's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Lululemon leader takes change and runs with it

Stewart Tudor came on board with the athleisure brand lululemon in March 2020, just as COVID-19 hit. While the pandemic...

A store is a ballet stage: LVMH Japan head

Norbert Leuret’s passion for elevating the luxury brand retail experience is palpable. Every aspect of a store is an integral...

From banana stems, One Planet Cafe grows change

For sustainability producer Peo Ekberg, the smallest change can be an exciting chance to make a difference in the world,...

Swiss envoy ‘creating value together’ with Japan

With a career that spans three decades and which has taken him to Canada, the United States, Nigeria, Israel and...

SEGO Initiative creates connections in Kanagawa

Serendipity flows like a current through Alana Bonzi’s life, gently leading the environmentalist and educator to places and people where...

Womenomics originator Matsui funds ESG startups

Louise George Kittaka
Contributing writer

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attracted global attention in 2013 for drawing on womenomics — the idea that female...

Puratos: Good food, good company, better future

Hiromichi Matono For Jean-Pierre Bernardino, there is nothing quite like working in an industry that connects people with good food,...

To create business value, first create shared value

Louise George Kittaka
Contributing writer

The phrase “sustainable business” seems to be everywhere these days, but what exactly does it mean for brands and consumers...

The better for wear: Designer upcycles old kimonos

Louise George Kittaka
Contributing writer

With roots in Belgium and Japan, Haruka Sugihara is a young designer and entrepreneur with a passion for taking the...

David Malone, rector of the United Nations University

“Rector” commonly known in Japan as “president,” denotes a senior official in an educational institution, as used in Europe and...

Architect Brooks reshapes offices to new world of work

Louise George Kittaka
Contributing writer

Christopher Brooks is the executive officer and design director of Garde, an international branding and interior design company based in...

Lixil change-maker cultures people for a cleaner world

Louise George Kittaka
contributing writer

Sanitation is something we take for granted, yet 3 billion people around the world lack access to good hygiene. Jin...

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