Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Sep 5, 2014

Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday confirmed that the head of the nation’s most powerful business lobby and the incoming president of brewer Suntory Holdings Ltd. will join the government’s key economic advisory panel. Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), ...

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

Sep 3, 2014

Suntory, Keidanren chiefs to be tapped for top economic panel

The government plans to appoint incoming Suntory Holdings Ltd. President Takeshi Niinami and Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), as private-sector members of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, sources said Wednesday. The revamp of the key panel, chaired by Prime ...

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government’s top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector ...

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Jun 3, 2014

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Keidanren appointed Sadayuki Sakakibara as the new chairman of the country’s most powerful business lobby on Tuesday. The business lobby, also known as the Japan Business Federation, approved the nomination of Sakakibara, chairman of fiber and textile maker Toray Industries Inc., at a general ...

New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

Feb 6, 2014

New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

by Atsushi Kodera

Sadayuki Sakakibara, the incoming chairman of Keidanren, says his priority in leading the nation’s top business lobby is to help get Japan back on a growth track, but observers say he may also try to re-establish the organization’s influence in politics. In his first ...

Jan 26, 2014

Leadership change at Keidanren

Keidanren has selected a new leader just as its clout declines and it faces challenges to its role as the nation's most powerful business lobby.

Keidanren hands torch to unique chief after first pick declines

Jan 16, 2014

Keidanren hands torch to unique chief after first pick declines

Unlike his predecessors as head of Keidanren, Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara doesn’t belong to the business lobby’s current leadership group of more than a dozen vice chairmen or chief of its Board of Councilors. The 70-year-old Sakakibara, who will take over as ...

Sakakibara proclaimed next Keidanren chief

Jan 14, 2014

Sakakibara proclaimed next Keidanren chief

Keidanren announced Tuesday it will appoint Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara as the next chief of the nation’s most influential business lobby to accelerate the country’s economic revival led by the private sector as a leader from a manufacturing company. Sakakibara, who will ...

Toray chief Sakakibara will lead Keidanren

Jan 9, 2014

Toray chief Sakakibara will lead Keidanren

The nation’s most influential business lobby plans to appoint Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara as its next chairman, Keidanren officials said Thursday. Sakakibara, 70, accepted the request to assume the chairmanship at the group’s general meeting in June, they said. He will replace ...