BorneLund stays strong on smart toys

Sep 23, 2013

BorneLund stays strong on smart toys

Since its beginning in 1981, BorneLund Inc. has been growing at a steady pace, supplying toys the Tokyo-based company touts as stirring children’s imaginations. President Hiroko Nakanishi said that when the company imports or builds toys, it always confirms not only whether they are ...

'Amakudari' returns: Ex-bureaucrat set to head Shoko Chukin Bank

Jun 8, 2013

'Amakudari' returns: Ex-bureaucrat set to head Shoko Chukin Bank

Shoko Chukin Bank said it will promote Deputy President Hideji Sugiyama, a former vice industry minister, to president to replace Tetsuo Seki. The appointment will be finalized with the approval of the bank’s board and the industry and finance ministers after a general meeting ...

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

Jan 28, 2013

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

by Krissah Thompson

As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. “Behind you,” she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave ...