Minoru Matsutani

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Nov 12, 2014

Americans, Costa Rican institute win Blue Planet Prize

The Asahi Glass Foundation has awarded the 2014 international Blue Planet Prize to economist Herman Daly of the University of Maryland and ecologist Daniel Janzen of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad of Costa Rica. The foundation bestowed the ...

Europe, Japan face similar problems

| Nov 11, 2014

Europe, Japan face similar problems

Europe and Japan may want to learn from each other when it comes to dealing with mounting government debt, opportunities for the Japanese food industry, whether Japan and Britain should strengthen their ties in trade and consumption tax increases. Journalists from Britain discussed the subjects ...

Raising Asian involvement

| Nov 4, 2014

Raising Asian involvement

Asia has been lagging behind Europe and the U.S. in the standardization of electrical technology, and the trend has been that Western countries have set the standards and Asian ones have followed. But the appointment of Panasonic Corp. Corporate Advisor Junji Nomura as the International ...

Examining ASEAN up-and-comers

| Oct 23, 2014

Examining ASEAN up-and-comers

Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are among the least-developed, but growing nations of the Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN. As ASEAN moves toward closer economic unity, development of the three nations is becoming more and more important. The ASEAN Economic Community, which will ...

Hosei students prepare to publish their own English-language newspaper

Oct 20, 2014

Hosei students prepare to publish their own English-language newspaper

A joint project between The Japan Times and Hosei University in Tokyo is helping students learn reporting skills for an English-language publication. The newspaper's working title is the Hosei Herald. It aims to give undergraduates practical experience in journalism and a chance to strengthen their ...

G1 Global Conference 2014 takes up sales tax question

Sep 15, 2014

G1 Global Conference 2014 takes up sales tax question

G1 Summit, led by Globis Management School Dean Yoshito Hori, hosted the G1 Global Conference 2014, in which politicians, business executives and scholars held panel discussions in English, in Tokyo on Monday. G1 Global Conferences have been held in Fukushima and other places in Japan ...

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 populous ...