Sayuri Daimon




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
Nov 25, 2008
Obama offers new Asia tack: Vogel
Japan will continue to be a friend of the United States, but incoming President Barack Obama may try to approach China more to solve international issues because Beijing can more quickly effect policy, according to a noted American expert on Japan and China.
Japan Times
May 15, 2008
School reborn as museum to help kids learn the joy of low-tech toys
A defunct 100-year-old elementary school in Tokyo that boasted 1,000 pupils in its heyday has been reborn as a museum that hopes to revive the passion of playing with toys that don't require batteries.
Japan Times
May 10, 2008
Writers funnel book royalties to charity NGO
Helping those suffering from poverty and disasters is as easy as buying a book, say supporters of a new charity program launched Thursday.
Apr 18, 2008
To survive, companies need a conscience
It's time for Japanese companies to review their profit-driven culture and think about the meaning of being truly accepted by consumers and society, according to a public policy expert and former vice governor of Tokyo.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Dec 20, 2007
A long life of peace that sprung from war
Twelfth in a series
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2007
Eda relishing new role as Upper House president
The Diet's two chambers may come to different conclusions over various bills in upcoming sessions, but this can lead to more transparent debate, the new House of Councilors president hopes.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2007
Uniqlo fancies M&As as it outgrows home turf
Tadashi Yanai, chairman and CEO of Uniqlo Co. and its holding company, Fast Retailing Co., strongly believes a business must keep growing and changing to survive, and is now acting aggressively on this belief.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2006
Hashimoto brought a rare passion to politics during his long career
Former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, who died Saturday at age 68, was a passionate, tough politician with a great deal of policy expertise.
Mar 30, 2006
Change to allow foreign political funds
Running for office doesn't come cheap. Politicians need money for posters, vans, venues for speeches and meals for volunteers. The problem for aspirants to office is that political donations are falling, and corporate money in particular is dwindling fast.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2005
Frustrated bureaucrats pen reform ideas
When Ichiro Asahina, a 32-year-old bureaucrat at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, was studying at Harvard University between 2001 and 2003, he had time to think about what Kasumigaseki, Tokyo's governmental hub, meant to him and to Japan.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2005
Nagano's champion of change
He is perhaps the most well-known governor in Japan, largely because he has been breaking with tradition ever since he took office in Nagano Prefecture in October 2000.
Japan Times
Jan 1, 2004
Hashimoto urges Koizumi to diversify diplomacy
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is sticking to his guns in supporting the United States, even on the contentious Iraq war.
Dec 25, 2003
Japan, Germany, France to train Iraq cops
Japan will help train fledgling Iraqi police forces jointly with Germany and France, particularly in the area of criminal investigations, and will dispatch a team of experts to Germany in January.
Japan Times
Nov 5, 2003
Battle for power waged on voters' screens
The leader of the Democratic Party of Japan is fleetingly portrayed in a recent TV commercial as the stern-faced chairman of a fictitious Cabinet meeting, the scene accompanied by upbeat rock music.
Oct 17, 2003
Japan and Mexico fail to strike FTA deal
Japan and Mexico threw in the towel Thursday, failing to strike a bilateral free-trade agreement after a four-day marathon of ministerial-level talks.
Oct 5, 2003
Japan to offer $5 billion over four years to Iraq
The government is considering a plan to provide around $5 billion, or about 550 billion yen, to help reconstruct Iraq in the four years beginning in fiscal 2004, government sources said Saturday.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2003
Peacenik taps art world to parody war
Tetsuya Ozaki is trying to wage peace in a unique theater of war -- the theater of the absurd.
Sep 6, 2003
Koizumi hit over wishy-washy North Korea policy
In Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Sept. 17, 2002, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi emerged from his government jet with an air of determination.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2003
Maverick Suginami mayor likes to stir things up
Until Hiroshi Yamada took control of Tokyo's Suginami Ward in April 1999, local government activity proceeded at a predictably slow pace.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 8, 2003
Watanabe his own man -- but honors father's role
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yoshimi Watanabe is an exception to the rule when it comes to discussing his political roots.


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