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For Keiko Kimura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese to study unions at U.N. body

Jun 10, 2014

Japanese to study unions at U.N. body

A 34-year-old Japanese woman has been tasked with studying cooperative unions’ medical care and welfare businesses in Asian countries, through a position at the International Labor Organization. “I think connections with people can produce some great power,” said Satoko Horiuch, an official with the ...

May 21, 2010

Women shake up male-dominated restaurants

Traditionally, restaurant kitchens are among the most male-dominated workplaces in Japan. However, thanks to a lot of talent, hard work and perseverance, some women are managing to break through the glass ceiling and in turn have become an inspiration for younger aspirants. Mika Yamasaki, ...

Japanese wine catching up to its competitors

Jul 23, 2009

Japanese wine catching up to its competitors

Japanese connoisseurs have enjoyed imported wine for years, but some admirers are now focusing their attention on domestic varieties. While wines imported from France and other countries are still popular, wines produced in Japan have gained attention. Some top hotels are stocking them along ...

Moviemaking sector, state seeking to foster young talent

Nov 30, 2005

Moviemaking sector, state seeking to foster young talent

Film production and distribution companies are reviving efforts to foster young directors and other moviemaking professionals. The industry is reaching out to foster talent and getting help along the way from the government. The Pia Film Festival, with a 25-year history as a gateway ...