Tomoyuki Tachikawa

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

Abe's pursuit of 11-party TPP likely to benefit Japan

| May 22, 2017

Abe's pursuit of 11-party TPP likely to benefit Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s renewed pursuit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership may eventually benefit Japan as the likely accompanying trade expansion would provide a boost to Japan’s economic growth. At their meeting in Hanoi on Sunday, ministers from the 11 TPP countries agreed to complete ...

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 ...