Takeda breaks tradition with outsider at helm

Dec 4, 2013

Takeda breaks tradition with outsider at helm

by Kanoko Matsuyama

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the more than 230-year-old drugmaker, is starting to make a practice of breaking with tradition. The firm last week named Christophe Weber, a French national who has never worked at Takeda, as chief operating officer and the planned successor to CEO ...

Use 2020 Olympics to lift economy, Suga urges execs

Nov 4, 2013

Use 2020 Olympics to lift economy, Suga urges execs

by Masaaki Kameda

The central government should use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as an opportunity to boost economic growth nationwide, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. “I’d like to make the coming games the ‘Japan Olympics.’ The government has a big task to realize ...