Tomoyuki Tachikawa

For Tomoyuki Tachikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe

| Mar 5, 2017

Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe

Malaysia has reached a deadlock in its probe into the apparent assassination last month of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The killing of Kim Jong Nam, who had criticized North Korea’s hereditary succession ...

Toshiba's latest confusion could complicate path to revival

/ Feb 15, 2017

Toshiba's latest confusion could complicate path to revival

Another scandal, revealed by a whistleblower, has hit already-embattled Toshiba Corp., further eroding the market credibility of its corporate governance. At noon Tuesday, the 140-year-old company, which has been working to put an accounting scandal behind it, missed a deadline to release an earnings ...

Japanese 'udon' chain cracks Russian market by catering to local tastes

Dec 22, 2016

Japanese 'udon' chain cracks Russian market by catering to local tastes

Japan’s biggest udon noodle restaurant chain, Marugame Seimen, has gained a foothold in Russia, overcoming the obstacles to foreign companies that have kept many of its rivals out of the market. With Tokyo and Moscow seeking to strengthen private-sector ties, Marugame Seimen’s operator, Toridoll ...

| Nov 23, 2016

Trump victory unlikely to stifle Abe's free trade crusade

With U.S. President-elect Donald Trump pledging to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pro-growth Abenomics campaign is on the ropes. Many analysts say that whether or not the TPP is saved, Abe’s job remains unchanged: continue working to bolster free ...

Anxious Abe eager to strike while TPP iron is hot

/ | Nov 6, 2016

Anxious Abe eager to strike while TPP iron is hot

While several Trans-Pacific Partnership countries have taken a cautious approach ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election, which could alter the fate of the free trade pact, Japan has instead been stepping up its efforts toward ratifying the deal. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in ...

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Sep 16, 2016

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Amid speculation the Bank of Japan will announce additional monetary easing next week, some observers are warning of possible side effects. A long way from hitting its 2 percent inflation goal, the BOJ may expand its radical negative interest rate policy and modify its ...