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Sayuri Daimon
Sayuri Daimon is an executive operating officer and the managing editor of The Japan Times. Daimon is the first woman to fill this role in the newspaper’s 116-year history. Since joining the newspaper in 1991, she has covered various fields as a staff writer, ranging from politics to business. She became Domestic News Division Manager in 2006, Deputy Managing Editor in 2008, and Executive Operating Officer from July 2013. She was awarded the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000.
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Special Supplements / Davos special 2023
Jan 14, 2023
Cooperation needed to tackle future global challenges
The World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos is finally back in full swing in the snow-capped Swiss Alps after an almost three-year hiatus.
Japan Times
ESG CONSORTIUM
Jun 17, 2020
Re-evaluating the social aspects of ESG investment
The coronavirus outbreak has taken a huge economic toll around the world, and some market experts have expressed fear that it may harm ESG (environment, social and governance) investment, which has focused on long-term sustainable corporate strategies rather than short-term profits.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 14, 2020
Historian Niall Ferguson: 'We are in Cold War II'
China's global ambitions are no longer something that can be ignored.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020
Jan 20, 2020
WEF gathering in Davos strives for solutions amid global instability
In 1971, the inaugural European Management Symposium was held in Davos, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps, the event a precursor to what would later become the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tokyo Motor Show 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Tech and futurism drive iconic car event's appeal
The 46th Tokyo Motor Show, slated to kick off on Oct. 24 at Tokyo Big Sight and other areas in Tokyo's Odaiba district, is set to showcase the latest automotive trends but will also depart from previous editions of the motor show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Emperor's Enthronement
Oct 22, 2019
With Emperor Naruhito's enthronement, traditional styles adapt to changing times
Emperor Naruhito will formally declare his ascension as Japan's 126th monarch in front of about 2,000 leaders and representatives from over 170 countries and regions at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Women's empowerment equals economic growth
For Haruno Yoshida, co-chair of the Women 20 (W20) committee, a G20 engagement group, female empowerment is something like the construction behind Nara Prefecture's famed ancient wooden Horyuji Temple.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 20, 2019
Slovenia faces similar fiscal challenges to Japan, Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj says
Slovenia has similar challenges to Japan in terms of huge government debts and an aging population, and both countries can learn from each other, Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj said this week in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 13, 2019
Trump 'frustrated' with lack of Japan trade deal, Ambassador William Hagerty says
Touching on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi in February, Hagerty argued it was “not a failure, as some have portrayed it.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty says he has high hopes for Abe visit to Iran
The American envoy said Trump has great confidence in the prime minister and that the U.S. hopes he will have “productive engagements that lead to progress.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2019
Tokushima woman on zero-waste quest gets an audience with Davos
With leaders from around the world as her audience, a young Japanese woman from Kamikatsu, Tokushima Prefecture, spoke about her small town's "zero waste" initiatives, urging the globally influential audience to act to change society.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 1, 2019
At Davos, a continued push for gender equality in global leadership positions
When world political and business leaders gather these days, trade, globalization and Brexit dominate the discussions, and the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held last week was no exception.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 23, 2019
Abe calls for rebuilding of trust in international trade at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the stage at the World Economic Forum's 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, where he stressed Japan's commitment to enhancing a free, open and rules-based international order.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
A unique space for discussion in the face of uncertainty
The year 2019 is full of uncertainty.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Public-private collaboration key to challenges
Are our current institutions and global governance architecture sufficient to solve the new challenges the world is currently facing?
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Dec 12, 2018
Episode 3: #MeToo rises in Japan
What happens when a journalist comes forward with allegations of sexual harassment against one of Japan's top government officials?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2018
After mixed results in U.S. midterms, Trump likely to hit Japan on trade: Thomas Friedman
Results of last week's U.S. midterm elections were mixed, leaving a chasm in the U.S. political landscape.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2018
Returning for two-week tour, former U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy reflects on her lifelong ties with Japan
Caroline Kennedy was in top form when she returned to Japan recently for a two-week visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2018
'Summer Davos' in China casts spotlight on technological advances beyond Silicon Valley
The award-winning virtual reality film "Tree" offers a rare multisensory experience of becoming a rainforest tree from a seedling in just 15 minutes. Reading a short speech into a microphone analyzes your voice and tells who you are — your sex, height, skull type, personality and emotional state. A...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 19, 2018
Unilateral trade actions won't solve problems, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Tianjin summit
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday that unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems, stressing that multilateralism should instead be upheld.

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