Minoru Matsutani

For Minoru Matsutani's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

India's political, economic potential

| Aug 6, 2014

India's political, economic potential

The general election in India in May was groundbreaking in many aspects. It was the world’s largest election, with 550 million out of 830 million eligible voters taking part for a turnout of 66.4 percent, a record high in India, the world’s second most ...

New eyewear tells you when to take a break

May 16, 2014

New eyewear tells you when to take a break

Driving when drowsy is dangerous and staring at a computer monitor for extended periods can cause eyestrain. Wouldn’t it be great if your glasses told you when to take a break or warned you when your eyelids were getting heavy? Jins Meme actually will ...

S. Korea's economy and the elderly

| May 11, 2014

S. Korea's economy and the elderly

The South Korean economy has shown positive signs recently, but prospects may not be so bright due to the increasing costs of handling an aging society, five South Korean think tank researchers met at a recent symposium in Tokyo to discuss issues facing South ...

Garuda Indonesia to boost flights to Japan

Apr 23, 2014

Garuda Indonesia to boost flights to Japan

Garuda Indonesia will continue to expand operations in Japan as the country’s increasing business interests in Indonesia boost traffic between the two countries, Emirsyah Satar, the president of the airline, said Tuesday. “I feel there will be more growing traffic between Japan and Indonesia,” ...

ASEAN works to overcome challenges

| Mar 28, 2014

ASEAN works to overcome challenges

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will continue to accelerate integration while it works to overcome challenges such as disparities in the levels of development among member countries, academic experts of some ASEAN countries said at a symposium in Tokyo. The specialists from Singapore, ...

Air France to start Haneda-Paris run

Mar 13, 2014

Air France to start Haneda-Paris run

Air France will launch direct flights between Haneda airport in Tokyo and Paris on March 30, aiming to provide a more convenient alternative with business travelers particularly in mind. The airline currently flies only to Narita International Airport, which is much farther from the ...