Minoru Matsutani

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

Examining 'Industry 4.0' opportunities

| Apr 29, 2016

Examining 'Industry 4.0' opportunities

“Industry 4.0,” or the fourth industrial revolution, can offer both opportunities and risks for the Japanese economy. It is a term to describe the future state of the economy, particularly manufacturing, based on the connectivity of everything, or the “Internet of Things” (IoT). This ...

Examining Korea's 'Japanization'

| May 21, 2015

Examining Korea's 'Japanization'

The South Korean economy is facing slow growth on the back of an aging population and other factors. Some South Korean companies are recalling overseas production, which they once sought in China and other Asian countries with lower wages, while high student loans are ...

Government, business leaders address climate change

| May 12, 2015

Government, business leaders address climate change

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan held a symposium in which ambassadors of European countries and executives of major corporations discussed environmental measures in the EU. The April 21 symposium, titled “Climate Change Policy in Europe: Opportunity or Threat for Business?” brought ...