Adaptation vital in changing world

| Jan 21, 2015

Adaptation vital in changing world

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former chairman of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, says the world is currently experiencing the most dramatic shift since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th ...

Transforming the corporate mindset

| Sep 10, 2014

Transforming the corporate mindset

Yoshiaki Fujimori, president and CEO of Lixil Group Corp., believes a true leader must carry out two main tasks: implement innovative changes and educate the next generation. His belief is heavily influenced by his former boss Jack Welch, one of America’s legendary business executives ...

Headhunter goes global

| Aug 3, 2014

Headhunter goes global

If Yohei Shibasaki hadn’t previously worked for Sony Corp., the giant that once dominated the global electronics industry, his 7-year-old human resources firm might not have grown so fast. “Don’t just look at the Japanese market, but always target the global market. Offer innovative ...

'Abenomics' returns spotlight to Japan

| Jan 23, 2014

'Abenomics' returns spotlight to Japan

Takeshi Niinami, CEO of Lawson Inc., remembers how Japan captured the attention of world leaders gathered in Davos a year ago. Niinami along with economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari and industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi was attending a private session on Japan held ...

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 ...