Takako Taniguchi

For Takako Taniguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kyocera founder's secret: Make workers happy

Nov 5, 2015

Kyocera founder's secret: Make workers happy

If this 83-year-old billionaire is right, one of the most important lessons of business school is pretty much wrong. All that stuff about focusing on shareholders, forget it, says Kazuo Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Buddhist priest. Spend your time making staff happy instead. ...

Aug 31, 2015

Sumitomo Mitsui zeros in on U.S. 'fintech' sector

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.’s credit card unit is zeroing in on investments in the U.S. financial-technology sector, as Japan plays catchup to other developed economies in electronic payments. Over the past two years, Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. met with more than 500 U.S. ...