Roundtable

The English-language events will invite readers of The Japan Times to be guest speakers.

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...

Enterprising moms make a big impact by living small

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Last year, at the weekly farmers market near Omotesando Station, two stars were born. Standing behind a booth stood two...

Azby Brown: Student of Japan’s sustainable past

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Azby Brown is one of those energetic, curious Western intellectuals who come to Japan and become experts about a single...

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...

Marybeth Boller: Discovering the kitchens of the world

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

The renowned international chef Marybeth Boller was the latest guest in the Japan Times’ Roundtable series, and she did not...

Sho Okiyama, doctor teaching AI expert skills for future

Timothy Schultz
Contributing writer

Sho Okiyama is the CEO and founder of Aillis Inc. | YUICO TAIYA FOR PHOTOMATE Ten years ago, Dr. Sho...

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...

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...

Melanie Brock fuses people into forces of progress

Carl Stimson
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

An illustrious career may begin with serendipity, but it succeeds because of patience and persistence. Such is the lesson of...

A borderless collective art experiment via teamLab

Joe Muntal
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Takashi Kudo, communications director of teamLab, can’t sleep. It’s the night before the opening of a new teamLab installation, and...