More diversity in workforce touted as recipe for success

Nov 8, 2011

More diversity in workforce touted as recipe for success

by Mami Maruko

To achieve success both domestically and internationally, Japanese companies need to develop a strategic mind-set that allows employees from various backgrounds — regardless of gender, nationality or age — to build their skills and confidence and apply them to their jobs, according to speakers ...

Nov 8, 2011

Spook out readers, win a Tokyo tour or tome

Share your scariest experience or tell us about your favorite spooky Japanese tale for a chance to win a Haunted Tokyo Tour or a volume of Kurodahan Press’s “Kaiki” series of uncanny short stories. The Japan Times has two tickets for any of director ...

Macedonian's one-man mission to build embassy

Oct 29, 2011

Macedonian's one-man mission to build embassy

by Mami Maruko

A Macedonian diplomat is on a mission to set up his country’s first embassy in Tokyo all by himself. “In the last 20 years, Macedonia started building its diplomatic network from scratch. It took some time before we had embassies in all European countries. ...

Longtime Kyoto resident relishes Irish music scene

Oct 29, 2011

Longtime Kyoto resident relishes Irish music scene

by Kris Kosaka

Jay Gregg, a resident of Kyoto since 1980, starts each day with a “bowl of matcha and a few tunes.” The music drifts through his living space, across his Kano School art collection, and brings back memories of his banjo-strumming university days at Colorado ...

| Oct 25, 2011

Top Tokyo haunts: five scary spots

by Lilly Fields

1) Sunshine 60 Build a massive shopping and entertainment complex in Ikebukuro (at one time the tallest building in Asia) on the very site where seven Japanese war criminals were executed and you are bound to piss off some ghosts. In fact, its construction ...