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MAIKO MURAOKA

For MAIKO MURAOKA's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

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...

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...

Big goals: Soccer clubs work to revitalize their regions

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

The sports industry was one of the first and foremost to suffer from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and...

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,...

Tsukuba ‘bar’ guides both visitors and revitalization efforts

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

On the outskirts of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, there is a homey place called Tamaribar, a play on words combining...

Venture firm, nonprofit revitalize Tohoku and beyond

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Eleven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the Tohoku region. While many now living outside the...

NTT collaboration learns how to plant a sustainable well-being city

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

NTT Urban Solutions recently acquired a new certification of international guidance on the operation of smart cities over its development...

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...

Involving locals helps promote and preserve Japanese geoparks

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

There are 169 UNESCO global geoparks in 44 countries. In Japan, there are 44 national geoparks certified by the Japan...

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