Lawmaker looks at risks of populism

Jan 30, 2013

Lawmaker looks at risks of populism

Shizuoka Prefecture should hold a referendum for its citizens to decide whether the Hamaoka nuclear power plant should be restarted, assembly member Takuya Abe said. Operations at the Chubu Electric Power Co. plant were halted after Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 plant ...

Japan searches for growth areas to drive economy

| Jan 23, 2013

Japan searches for growth areas to drive economy

While the media have highlighted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s large-scale government spending on public works, and high expectations for his so-called Abenomics drove share prices up and weakened the yen, the important question is; what industries does Abe’s administration want to promote as driving ...

Aiming to take Japan's best onto the global stage

| Jan 23, 2013

Aiming to take Japan's best onto the global stage

Japanese leaders in business, culture, politics and other fields should look abroad and take what Japan can do best to the world, said Yoshito Hori, president of Globis University and managing partner of Globis Capital Partners. The head of Japan’s largest business school operator ...

Eco-, charity-awareness tied to newspaper readership

Nov 27, 2012

Eco-, charity-awareness tied to newspaper readership

People who are daily inclined to read newspapers for long periods tend to have a strong sense of charity and environmental awareness, market researcher Video Research Ltd. and advertising agency Dentsu Inc. have said. While a clear correlation was found for newspaper readers, none ...

Fair trade slowly catching on here

Nov 1, 2012

Fair trade slowly catching on here

Hirokazu Kanetaka, who works in the cafe section of restaurant operator Zensho Holdings Co., was thrilled when an elementary school teacher in Rwanda thanked the company for helping students get to school on time. The teacher told him that a newly built water supply ...

Oct 30, 2012

Firm's new HR placement goals focus on internationally minded recruits

Major human resources placement company Robert Walters Japan is strengthening its support for Japanese companies that want to hire people suited to international business, its president said in a recent symposium in Tokyo. The Japanese unit of the Britain-headquartered company, Japanese Business Division, set ...