Noriyuki Suzuki

For Noriyuki Suzuki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan e-gift startup sees inexpensive items as key to growing market

Dec 1, 2016

Japan e-gift startup sees inexpensive items as key to growing market

Despite economic uncertainty making consumers hesitant to spend big, gift-giving remains an important practice in Japan. And a growing number of people are turning their eyes to social networking services offering smaller presents that, while inexpensive, still let recipients know they are appreciated. As ...

| Nov 7, 2016

Close U.S. race keeps Japanese CEOs in suspense

As the prospect of a tight U.S. presidential race continues to leave financial markets in a state of uncertainty, Japanese companies remain on alert for any clues that could prompt them to change their business plans. The yen’s strengthening against the dollar, in particular, ...

Firms vie for lead as connected Japan becomes reality

| Sep 23, 2016

Firms vie for lead as connected Japan becomes reality

For trend-conscious corporate executives in Japan, a connected world is not a distant future in the making but a reality. A growing number of Japanese companies are waking up to the need to sharpen their business strategies and boost investment as the hunt for ...

Toshiba scandal highlights need for diversity in corporate Japan

| Aug 14, 2015

Toshiba scandal highlights need for diversity in corporate Japan

An accounting scandal engulfing Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. has exposed how closed corporate culture, still prevalent even at globally well-known companies in the country, plagues corporate governance. In the country’s worst accounting scandal in years, a third-party panel concluded that Toshiba’s top management had ...