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 ...

Lack of diversity hurts Japan: Saito

| Jan 23, 2013

Lack of diversity hurts Japan: Saito

William H. Saito, who moved to Tokyo from California eight years ago, has had some splendid achievements in his 41 years of life so far. The computer prodigy launched his first software company at age 14, engaged in the programming business with Japan’s major ...

Ex-envoy to U.S. heartened by eventful stint

Dec 8, 2012

Ex-envoy to U.S. heartened by eventful stint

Ichiro Fujisaki’s four-year stint as Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. saw turbulent events — the Great East Japan Earthquake, shifting political power in Nagata-cho and President Barack Obama’s re-election — to name but a few. And now, Fujisaki, whose posting ended in November, finds ...