Atsushi Kodera

For Atsushi Kodera's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

MetLife banks on trust to succeed in Japan

| Sep 18, 2014

MetLife banks on trust to succeed in Japan

As Japan’s life insurance market matures, many companies are looking overseas for opportunities to expand. One exception is MetLife Insurance K.K., whose chief executive says Japan offers scope for growth, both from new opportunities and from customers dissatisfied with their current insurer. “We see ...

Meeting the challenge of diversity

| Sep 10, 2014

Meeting the challenge of diversity

The latest views on the new roles of leadership and the changing issues leaders are facing are two of the themes that entrepreneur Yoshito Hori is keen to check on at this year’s Summer Davos conference. The dean of Globis Management School and managing ...

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

| Aug 25, 2014

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

With its contribution now rivaling that of the auto industry in at least one estimate, tourism is fast becoming a key focus of Japan’s economic policy. After Tokyo won its bid last September to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the stage was set for ...

Yahoo launches online death-planning service

Jul 17, 2014

Yahoo launches online death-planning service

The Internet has made it easier to plan everything from travel and weddings to careers. Now it is helping people prepare for what they may be the most reluctant to face: death. Yahoo Japan Corp. this week launched the service Yahoo Ending (ending.yahoo.co.jp), a ...

Jun 24, 2014

Exec pay continues to reach new heights

While Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was raking in around ¥1 billion last year, executives at other listed companies in Japan were also making more money than ever amid the economic recovery. Executive pay for fiscal 2013 announced as of Monday showed that Hajime Satomi, ...

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

Jun 17, 2014

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

The Narita Express railway service will run all the way to Mount Fuji starting this summer, offering travelers a potential way to skip the capital and its congested railway interchanges. The distinctive red and black N’ex cars currently link the Tokyo area to Narita ...