Dec 12, 2014

Sierra Leone president makes Ebola plea to tribal chiefs

Sierra Leone’s president implored the country’s traditional leaders on Thursday to stop cultural practices that have been blamed for spreading Ebola, like burials that involve touching corpses. Officials have said up to 70 percent of new infections in Sierra Leone are linked to unsafe ...

Nov 6, 2014

President of Asahi Shimbun reportedly to resign

President Tadakazu Kimura of the Asahi Shimbun, which has been under heavy fire for past reports about the "comfort women" and the Fukushima nuclear crisis, is reportedly planning to announce his resignation in mid-November.

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 ...