WEF chief does more than talk the talk

Nov 14, 2013

WEF chief does more than talk the talk

As a child growing up in Germany during the war, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, witnessed the consequences of all-out conflict, and the stark contrast between war and peace. “My father was working for a Swiss company, so ...

Video clips spell out findings of panel probing nuclear crisis

Oct 30, 2013

Video clips spell out findings of panel probing nuclear crisis

The independent Diet panel investigating the Fukushima nuclear crisis wrapped up its mission and compiled a 592-page report in July 2012, but probably only a handful of people have read the full account and even fewer understand it. However, six short video clips explaining ...

Oct 1, 2013

WEF ranks Japan 15th in worker development

Japan ranks 15th among 122 countries in the World Economic Forum’s first Human Capital Index report on countries’ abilities to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers, the forum said Tuesday. The report by the forum, known for its annual meeting of leaders ...

Business 'champs' issue warning on looming 'Abenomics' hangover

Sep 12, 2013

Business 'champs' issue warning on looming 'Abenomics' hangover

Experts and business leaders who gathered Thursday at an international meeting in Dalian urged the government led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be on guard against negative factors that could hurt Japan’s economy. In a session on Japan at the Annual Meeting of ...

New America-Japan Society chief looks to expand

Jul 31, 2013

New America-Japan Society chief looks to expand

It has a well-recognized name and more than a century of history. Many prominent figures from Japan and the United States have been involved in its efforts to nurture friendly ties between the two nations. But Ichiro Fujisaki, newly appointed president of the America-Japan ...

High schoolers dream of Ivy League

Apr 19, 2013

High schoolers dream of Ivy League

One March afternoon in Shibuya Ward, a group of high schoolers earnestly listened as students from Harvard University described life on their campus. “Who is interested in going to school in the U.S.?” one Harvard student asked. A host of hands shot up in ...