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.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2003
U.S. will welcome Japan input in Iraq: CSIS expert
Postwar Iraq will need a heavy American military presence to maintain order, but Japan can also play an important role in providing humanitarian assistance and helping international organizations' efforts to rebuild the country, according to a senior member of a Washington-based think tank.
Mar 27, 2003
Yeltsin to soak up Japan culture
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin will make a weeklong visit to Japan beginning Monday, and he is likely to boast his improved health while here by eating well and taking in a hot spring resort.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2003
At 200,000 yen a bag, this is the world's costliest tea
Forget Starbucks, Tully's and Doutor. If you're after a real quality brew, perhaps it's time to enjoy Chinese tea at its best.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2003
Ex-BOJ man hopes to wield LDP clout as reformer
A glance at his Web site can tell you quite a lot about his position.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2003
Toray Industries chief puts faith in technological research
Sadayuki Sakakibara, president of Toray Industries Inc., is confident there are researchers at his company who have the potential to win a Nobel Prize, just like Shimadzu Corp.'s Koichi Tanaka.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2002
U.S. alliance least served by genuflecting: expert
Japan needs to think strategically and hold dialogue with the United States in that light if it wants to be a true ally, according to a former deputy chief of the Defense Agency.
Sep 3, 2002
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to hold Sept. 11 ceremony, plant maple
The tragedy of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States will live on in the memory of the American people, as will the memory of the spontaneous goodwill and sympathy shown by people in Japan for the victims and their families.
Japan Times
May 14, 2002
Handover of Okinawa to Japan was prickly issue
Tsuyoshi Sakurai remembers when Japan allocated 1 billion yen to Okinawa in its first financial assistance package in fiscal 1962, when the islands of the Ryukyus were still under U.S. rule.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2002
Tourism industry courts Koizumi, Bush to boost international travel
The newly signed U.S.-Japan tourism promotion pact shows the United States is greatly aware of just how much Japanese tourists mean to its economy, according to U.S. tourism industry leaders who visited Japan last week to attend the agreement's signing ceremony.
Apr 17, 2002
Japan, United States to sign tourism pact
Japan and the United States will sign a tourism promotion pact Friday in an effort to promote travel and revitalize their sagging tourism industries, which are still reeling from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Mar 28, 2002
MMC president-to-be leaves no stone unturned
When he arrived in Tokyo more than a year ago from the Railsystem Unit of the DaimlerChrysler Group, Rolf Eckrodt, vice president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., gave each MMC executive a piece of the Berlin Wall encased in clear plastic.
Mar 26, 2002
MMC to break even this business year: COO
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will break even in the current business year, which ends Sunday, chief operating officer of the automaker said Monday.
Nov 25, 2001
Creator of the Z car returns with his revived brainchild
Yutaka Katayama has witnessed Japan's automobile industry grow from the ashes of devastation in World War II to become the best in the world by the end of the 20th century.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2001
Kimono makers target the young
Mariko Moriwaki, 39, a Web editor at publisher Shogakukan Inc., draws a lot of attention from visitors to her office.
Oct 14, 2001
Sommelier believes there's more to serving up a fine wine
Takashi Atsuta knows precisely what his customers need to round out a delicious meal. Good food and wine are essential, but the 63-year-old sommelier believes that good service -- with sincerity -- also makes a great difference. Being a sommelier is not just a matter of knowing about wines and selecting...
Sep 20, 2001
Japan risks ties if slow to back retaliation by U.S., expert says
The United States is expecting Tokyo to cooperate and assist in tackling its current crisis in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and Japan may not be able to maintain its good relations with the U.S. if it fails to act quickly, according to an American specialist on...
Sep 5, 2001
Changing defense role raises questions
By far the most important relationship to the United States in the Asia-Pacific region is that with Japan, and Washington hopes to strengthen these ties, a former deputy secretary of defense said.
Aug 19, 2001
Designer holds hope for the future of Japanese creativity
Surrounded by shelves filled with art books and magazines from around the world, Yasushi Fujimoto sits comfortably in his office in Harajuku, one of Tokyo's trendiest areas.
Jul 30, 2000
A dollhouse of sorrow and villainy
Dolls of Japanese warriors Oda Nobunaga and Takeda Shingen from the Sengoku Period are on display at doll museum Jusaburo-kan in Ningyo-cho, Tokyo. -- JT: Toshiki Sawaguchi photos Although the face of the kimono-clad puppet is set, Jusaburo Tsujimura deftly manipulates the two wires controlling its hands...
Jul 14, 2000
Japan should rebrand itself: Blair adviser
Mark Leonard had a somewhat negative image of Japan before his arrival, thinking that people would be pessimistic over the prolonged economic downturn and that Tokyo would resemble a ghost town populated by listless youths.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world