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 ...

Jul 1, 2014

Lawson chairman Niinami nominated as new Suntory president

Suntory Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday it has nominated Takeshi Niinami, chairman of major convenience store operator Lawson Inc., as its new president. The major brewer and distiller made the decision at the day’s extraordinary board meeting. Niinami, 55, will officially assume the presidency on ...

Lawson, Suntory execs to join casino push

Jan 27, 2014

Lawson, Suntory execs to join casino push

Business leaders, including top executives at Lawson Inc. and Suntory Holdings Ltd., are joining forces to back the legalization of casinos in Japan, a proposal that could open up what is estimated to be the world’s second- largest gaming market. Lawson Chief Executive Officer ...

Jul 11, 2013

Lawson shopping for health-savvy foreign drugstores

Lawson Inc. is looking to buy or invest in drugstores in the United States and Europe and use their expertise to expand its domestic health care business. Japan’s second-biggest convenience store chain plans to open one-stop shops catering to the rising number of health-conscious ...