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Hitotsubashi’s Catherine Wallace on business ethics

As a Ph.D. student in her native Australia, Catherine Wallace was immersed in studying the effects of the thyroid gland on the development of wool follicles in fetal lambs. The...

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Keio University draws new generation to build society

With Japan facing the challenges of a declining population and a prolonged economic slump, the president of Keio University said the university must accelerate building a globally attractive educational environment...


Monitoring corporate climate policy influence

Among Monica Nagashima’s many ambitions as the climate think tank InfluenceMap’s Japan country manager, one is to eventually not have to explain what “policy influencing” actually is. Founded in London...

Unraveling Japanese companies

PRI’s Morisawa discusses Japan institutional investors

As the world struggles to curb global warming and other threats to the environment and society, what role should Japanese institutional investors play? What they need to do, says Michiyo...

Authentic green stories


RI Japan forum looks at future of transition finance

Institutional investors from around the world gathered on May 22 and 23 in Tokyo to discuss what responsible investors can do to encourage a greener society. The annual conference, RI...

Satoyama~Authentic Japan


Spotlighting a Niigata castle town through sushi Shibata is one of Niigata Prefecture’s core cities, with a population of over 90,000. In the Edo Period, it flourished as the town...



日本の海運会社で、2兆円規模の利益を連続して計上している企業があることは、あまり知られていないかもしれない。 その企業はオーシャン・ネットワーク・エクスプレス(ONE)といい、2022年3月期の税…


日本経済が「失われた30年」と言われて久しい。日本企業は世界市場で競争力を失い、世界のトップランキングから多くの日本企業の姿が消えた。 しかし、米カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校のウリケ・シェーデ…

History & Archives

Brand history & Archives

‘Gakumon no Susume’

'An Encouragement of Learning' Yukichi Fukuzawa, one of the leading educators of the Meiji Era and founder of Keio University, was a relative of Sueji Yamada, founder of The Japan...

125 years of history

Our beginnings

The first issue of The Japan Times was published on March 22, 1897. The leading founders were President Sueji Yamada and Editor-in-Chief Motosada Zumoto, a former executive secretary to Prime Minister Hirobumi Ito.

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Special Evening Roundtable

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 18:00 to 21:00 JST

Noriko Shindo & Shoehei Maekawa

#39 Roundtable

Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Monica Nagashima

#38 Roundtable

Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 10:00 to 13:00 JST 10:30 to 11:40: Talk session 11:50 to 13:00: Lunch and discussion

Parker Allen


Sustainable Japan Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the forth annual Sustainable Japan Award.

Our goal is to commend individuals, companies, and organizations who have made advances in sustainable efforts, and we hope to convey their activities both domestically and internationally.

Destination Restaurants Awards

Destination Restaurants express the land of Japan

Presented by The Japan Times since 2021, Destination Restaurants is a list of “the best restaurants in Japan, selected by Japanese experts with international diners in mind.” For this year’s...

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