Noriyuki Suzuki

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

Dec 16, 2016

As Abe hosts Putin, Japanese companies look cautiously to Russia

The deepening of bilateral ties between Japan and Russia is expected to expand the list of Japanese companies looking for business opportunities in Russia, which despite being a neighbor, has not necessarily been an easy place to do business. Trading houses have been major ...

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 ...