Apr 19, 2016

Seven & I promotes subsidiary head Isaka as president

Seven & I Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will promote Ryuichi Isaka, head of its convenience store chain subsidiary Seven-Eleven Japan Co., to the position of president following a recent power struggle. The promotion comes days after the conglomerate’s 83-year-old chief executive officer, Toshifumi ...

Japan's Seven& I Holdings to promote Isaka to president

Apr 15, 2016

Japan's Seven& I Holdings to promote Isaka to president

Seven & I Holdings Co. is poised to promote Ryuichi Isaka, head of its Seven-Eleven Japan Co. convenience store unit, to president of the holding company after activist investor Daniel Loeb intervened in an attempt to oust him, a person familiar with the matter ...

7-Eleven wizard, 80, to take on U.S.

Jul 30, 2013

7-Eleven wizard, 80, to take on U.S.

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Over the past 39 years, Toshifumi Suzuki has expanded 7-Eleven to 50,000 outlets, more than any other retail chain. Now, at the age of 80, he says he has no interest in retiring. He’s got too much work to do. “I’m not thinking about ...

Nov 27, 2011

Warm Biz warming up

With the relatively successful Super Cool Biz campaign over for the autumn, the next drive for saving energy is already under way. Warm Biz is the latest campaign to save energy after the March disasters in Tohoku left dozens of nuclear reactors offline and ...

Apr 18, 2011

Child organ transplants

For the first time in Japan’s medical history, organs from a person under 15 were transplanted to other people on April 13-14. Such transplants became possible after the revised Organ Transplant Law went into force in July 2010. Under the original law, which went ...