Shinichi Terada

For Shinichi Terada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

More parents send kids to Indian, Chinese schools

Dec 28, 2008

More parents send kids to Indian, Chinese schools

As China and India increasingly flex their muscles as economic powerhouses, many Japanese parents are beginning to send their children to international schools run by Chinese and Indian educators with hopes of churning out more competitive kids. Experts say that Japanese parents are eager ...

POW's diary reveals life in camp

Nov 7, 2008

POW's diary reveals life in camp

David Moreton, 39, wants to publish the diary his grandfather, Albert, wrote during World War II. David and Albert, who never spoke about his wartime experiences, have something in common: They didn’t choose voluntarily to be associated with Japan. They began their experiences with ...

Robot development takes a homeward turn

| Sep 23, 2008

Robot development takes a homeward turn

While Japanese robotics companies have made robots that look and move like human beings, the goal of making a society where human beings and robots interact in everyday life has remained out of reach. Hisashi Taniguchi, a 44-year-old robotics engineer, wondered why humanoid robots ...

Asia needs to put lid on inflation, ADB warns

Sep 17, 2008

Asia needs to put lid on inflation, ADB warns

Asia’s economies are under threat of inflation stemming from high fuel and food costs, and containing it is an immediate challenge for the region if sustainable growth is to be maintained, an Asian Development Bank executive said earlier this month. “We believe that inflation ...

Aug 16, 2008

War dead kin rally to laud Article 9, hit Yasukuni

More than 260 protesters and people who lost relatives during the war gathered Friday in Tokyo to stage a march to protest politicians’ visits to Yasukuni Shrine and demand that war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution be protected. Politicians’ visits to Yasukuni Shrine, which ...

Japan urged to be creative to stay competitive

Aug 16, 2008

Japan urged to be creative to stay competitive

In contrast to fast-growing Asian economies like China and India, Japan’s slow pace of economic reform coupled with its graying population and shrinking workforce is a concern to Western investors. To stay competitive, Japan must come up with a new strategy for growth by ...

Firms strop goods as facial hair finds favor

Aug 15, 2008

Firms strop goods as facial hair finds favor

Japanese men have long shunned facial hair, as many companies frowned on employees with beards or mustaches, or even prohibited them in the workplace. But society has recently become more tolerant of facial hair. Many young Japanese have begun to feel that it is ...

First nurses arrive from Indonesia

Aug 8, 2008

First nurses arrive from Indonesia

Tri Yulianti, 23-year-old Indonesian, has worked as a nurse in Jakarta for two years and hopes to start caring for Japan’s elderly early next year. She is one of the first group of some 200 Indonesian caregivers and nurses who arrived Thursday to find ...

The business of building an MBA program

| Aug 5, 2008

The business of building an MBA program

When Yoshito Hori quit Sumitomo Corp. in the early 1990s and started a business school, many of his colleagues thought he was taking too great a risk. As it turned out, he was on the leading edge of the venture boom. Hori founded Globis ...

Aug 2, 2008

New team to seek tax hikes

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda brought in a new economic team Friday to show his commitment to reconstruct debt-ridden finances through higher taxes, but economists warn it will not be easy for the government to raise taxes when consumer sentiment is already on the skids. ...