Chrysmela founder sticks to it

| Jul 16, 2009

Chrysmela founder sticks to it

by Hiroko Nakata

At first glance, it comes as a surprise that such a quiet and sensitive young woman founded her own company, but Eri Kikunaga, 28, moved aggressively to establish Chrysmela Inc. in July 2007 and continues to drive it forward. Two years have passed since ...

Lean, mean business machines

| Jul 8, 2009

Lean, mean business machines

by Sayuri Daimon

In the 1990s, few Japanese associated the term “coaching” with instructing and directing people toward achieving their goals in business. But the concept has quickly gained ground in the past decade, becoming a tool for human resources development in many companies. Yoshiyuki Suzuki, president ...

Temp pioneer still going strong

| Mar 6, 2009

Temp pioneer still going strong

by Takahiro Fukada

Yoshiko Shinohara, president of staffing firm Tempholdings Co., has received numerous awards both in Japan and abroad. Thanks to her company’s steady and robust growth, the 74-year-old Shinohara has been named one of “The Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune magazine for nine ...