Noriyuki Suzuki

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

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 ...

Nov 14, 2014

Medical interpreters discuss goal for 2020 Olympics

Giving patients equal access to medical treatment is easier said than done, especially when foreign patients are involved. And with Japan set to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, addressing the challenge has taken on greater significance. Despite an expected rise in ...

Secrecy law creates ruckus over guidelines

| Sep 22, 2014

Secrecy law creates ruckus over guidelines

With less than three months to go until the contentious secrecy law takes effect in December, Japan faces the daunting task of finding the right balance between national security and the public’s right to know. The law will toughen the penalties for leaking state ...

Japan working with foreign coast guards for safer seas

Jul 31, 2014

Japan working with foreign coast guards for safer seas

When Japan makes its case for the rule of law and tries to ensure maritime security, the spotlight often falls on its Self-Defense Forces, an “armed organization” whose use of force is strictly limited under the pacifist Constitution. But no less important is the ...

Abe move triggers rethink of military's role

| Jul 16, 2014

Abe move triggers rethink of military's role

For university student Yui Iwamuro, the U.S. Camp Zama near Tokyo is the closest she has gotten to anything military. She’s one of many young students and adults who consider war, or the prospect of Japan going to war, as something distant, improbable and ...