About the CEO

Yukiko Ogasawara, chairwoman and publisher of The Japan Times, Ltd.
Yukiko Ogasawara, chairwoman and publisher of The Japan Times, Ltd.

Yukiko Ogasawara is chairwoman and publisher of The Japan Times, Ltd., which publishes Japan’s oldest English language newspaper. The company was founded in 1897 and is today the country’s only independent English-language newspaper.

Yukiko Ogasawara, chairwoman and representative director of The Japan Times, Ltd. She was born in 1961 and graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts with an MFA in 2000.

In 2003 she entered Nifco Inc., Japan’s premier manufacturer of plastic parts and components for automobile and home electronic appliance makers, as a director and executive officer, with a focus on diversity development.

In 2006 she was appointed president and representative director of The Japan Times Ltd.

She served as vice-chairperson of The Japan Times from 2012.


About the president

Takeharu Tsutsumi, president of The Japan Times, Ltd.
Takeharu Tsutsumi, president of The Japan Times, Ltd.

Takeharu Tsutsumi is president and representative director of The Japan Times, Limited.

He was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and graduated from Hirosaki University, in Aomori Prefecture, with a BA in Marketing.

After graduating in 1988, he entered the sales department of The Japan Times. He later worked in the company’s customer relationship management, human resources and Crossmedia departments. He became a director of the company in 2006 and in June 2012, he was appointed president.


Company outline

Founded: 1897
Chairman: Yukiko Ogasawara
President: Takeharu Tsutsumi
Capital: 550 million yen
Staff: App. 160
Publications The Japan Times
The Japan Times On Sunday
The Japan Times ST bilingual weekly
Books in English and Japanese

Work-life balance at The Japan Times