Atsushi Kodera

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

| Apr 15, 2015

Is China-led bank a lost opportunity?

China’s proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is causing a stir as the majority of Group of 20 leading economies sign on as founding members, while the U.S. and Japan remain on the sidelines. This outcome for a Chinese initiative that challenges the U.S.-led global ...

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

| Mar 23, 2015

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

NHK’s announcement earlier this month that it will start trial simultaneous broadcasts of its programming on the Internet signaled a new era in TV broadcasting. Commercial broadcasters, which have yet to offer such services and are thus intimidated by the giant public broadcaster’s move, ...

Tepco redress leaves lives in limbo

| Mar 13, 2015

Tepco redress leaves lives in limbo

Last in a series Until four years ago, Tetsuzo Tsuboi was an established shiitake grower in Miyakoji, part of the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, shipping 2 tons of fresh mushrooms and 800 kg of dried ones annually. He also sold oak logs, on ...

Experts urge caution after hostage crisis

Feb 3, 2015

Experts urge caution after hostage crisis

Japanese companies are apparently keeping calm following the Islamic State hostage crisis that resulted in the brutal murder of two nationals, but crisis management experts say businesses should nonetheless take this opportunity to review how prepared they are for such potential dangers. Companies contacted ...