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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.
For Sayuri Daimon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 3, 2018
Put more women in office, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark tells Japan
When Helen Clark was first elected to New Zealand's parliament in 1981, she was one of only eight female lawmakers among the 92 representatives. Now, women account for nearly 38 percent of the parliament, including a new prime minister who is expected to deliver a baby this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Apr 22, 2018
Me Too rises in Japan as sexually harassed journalists speak out
Women journalists in Japan join the growing ranks of the Me Too movement following allegations of sexual harassment at high levels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 8, 2018
Better employee training needed to prepare for 'fourth industrial revolution,' Suntory chief says
Takeshi Niinami, chief executive officer of Suntory Holdings Ltd., believes that companies and governments need to offer proper training and education to their employees with a long-term view toward new technologies as people still lack the skills needed for "the fourth industrial revolution."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 24, 2018
At Davos, Modi calls out isolationist trends as attention turns to how Trump will respond
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicked off Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly railing against anti-globalization and urging a halt to isolationist trends.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2018
Jan 23, 2018
Working to build a shared future in a 'fractured world'
As the global environment has changed dramatically today with geopolitical fissures, technological advances and a shared economy, the World Economic Forum's annual meeting will kick off on Jan. 23 in Davos, Switzerland, with more than 3,000 of the world's influential and wealthy individuals coming from...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2017
Hokkaido 'workations' breathe fresh air into telecommuting
With a view of Mount Shari in the distance and an ocean breeze wafting in from the Sea of Okhotsk, working in this coastal community in northeastern Hokkaido is certainly an escape from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Aug 13, 2017
Astroscale exec to boldly clean where no one has cleaned before
Entrepreneur Nobu Okada has set off on a mission never before undertaken in the annals of human history — cleaning up Earth's space junk.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2017
Mayor Soichiro Takashima envisions Fukuoka as a living lab for internet of things
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Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
May 8, 2017
Entrepreneur taps Skype, tablets to offer sign language service across Japan
Imagine you're a hearing impaired person who wants to hire a sign language interpreter. The process is antiquated and lengthy. You have to send a fax to a local municipal government to make a reservation two weeks in advance, and officials then look for an interpreter whose schedule matches yours. Once...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2017
Jan 17, 2017
Global cooperation needed in uncertain times
The world in 2016 saw many events signaling the rise of protectionism and populism, ranging from Brexit to Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election and people's fear of job loss due to immigrants and artificial intelligence (AI) development.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2016
Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlasted those that scoffed at his return to power as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party in 2012. And yet while the prime minister appears to have established himself as an increasingly dominant force in domestic politics over the past decade, the most...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 29, 2016
Japan at risk if West unable to confront growing geopolitical threats, says analyst
The world can expect more geopolitical conflicts that will also impact Japan if Western powers fail to tackle global issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis and the rise of terrorism, according to leading political risk analyst Ian Bremmer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 21, 2016
Davos forum kicks off with dour mood amid tough global conditions
The mood was glum as the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of academics and leaders from business and politics kicked off Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, with worries ranging from energy to geopolitics and China's slowdown causing widespread unease.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 2016 NEW YEAR SPECIAL
Jan 1, 2016
Helping refugees requires more than financial help
Children wrapped in emergency blankets stand on a beach after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Long lines of refugees wait to enter a camp in Macedonia. Trains packed with hundreds of refugees arrive at the Munich railway station. Such images of desperate Syrians fleeing their war-torn country were...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 4, 2015
French prime minister praises aid but holds fire on Japan's refugee record
Visiting French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has welcomed Japan's plan to provide $1.5 billion in emergency assistance to refugees in the Middle East and Africa, but declined to comment on whether Japan should do more to accept refugees from those areas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 14, 2015
China experts highlight need for economy based on consumption, innovation
Can the Chinese economy continue to thrive? This was the question that dominated discussions among leading Chinese and foreign business executives who gathered at a World Economic Forum meeting in the northeastern city of Dalian last week.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / 'SUMMER DAVOS' SPECIAL 2015
Sep 9, 2015
Will AI become a threat to future white-collar workers?
Can a robot get into the University of Tokyo, Japan's most prestigious university, by 2021?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Jul 5, 2015
Life's ups, downs lift manga artist Misako Rocks! to success
Manga artist Misako Rocks! is a challenger and a woman of passion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2015
For Mie, 2016 summit chance to enhance area's tourism appeal
Mie Prefecture sees next year's Ise-Shima Summit as the best opportunity to build infrastructure and nurture human resources to welcome more foreign tourists, hoping to achieve sustainable regional growth beyond 2016, Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2015
ASEAN integration a boon for TPP nations
The proposed ASEAN Economic Community could offer new market opportunities for nations such as Japan that are currently in talks to form the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a Malaysian minister has said.

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