Minoru Matsutani


Minoru Matsutani
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / CEATEC 2019 Special
Oct 6, 2019
Connecting realities through cyberspace
One of the highlights of this year's CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) is Society 5.0 Town, an exhibition area where companies from diverse sectors such as retail, banking, construction, transport and local governments will showcase their technologies to connect people, information...
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BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Data sharing among 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' goals
Launched in July with the goal of updating regulations that hinder effective usage of cutting-edge technologies, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan has been helping the government lay out guidelines for an optimal future society.
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BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Japanese entrepreneurs among Young Global Leaders
Every year, the World Economic Forum selects 100 of the world's most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, scientists and social entrepreneurs as Young Global Leaders. These people will join a five-year program that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and be more...
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JAPAN / Internationalization of Japanese Universities
Oct 22, 2018
Government aims for 300,000 international students
Japanese universities are racing to attract international students to raise competitiveness among their ranks, as well as their global counterparts. The government is also taking steps to help them.
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JAPAN / IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition
Sep 14, 2018
Nation hopes to share international water technology
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jan 28, 2018
Female workforce crucial for economic prosperity
Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Rabab Fatima is one of 21 female ambassadors who were invited by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a luncheon, during which they discussed female empowerment in their countries, on Jan. 9.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2018
Japan a global leader in cryptocurrency investment
Japan is the global leader in the market development of cryptocurrencies — a global buzzword recently — some of which have seen their values skyrocket over the past year.
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Apr 4, 2017
LNG and the future of Japanese energy
Japan Gastech Consortium Chairman Nobuo Tanaka expects Gastech Japan 2017 to be a milestone for power suppliers and users to come to a consensus on the role of gas in the energy mix of the future.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2017
Sport provides path to economic prosperity, world peace
Recently, "Team Japan" scored quite a few points in leading the world in the promotion of sports and culture to achieve economic prosperity and world peace.
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Nov 2, 2016
Movie about 'shogi' master Satoshi Murayama closes Tokyo International Film Festival
For the premiere of "Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow," actors Kenichi Matsuyama and Masahiro Higashide and director Yoshitaka Mori were on hand to greet fans before the screening of their film, which closes the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2016
Asian students finish cross-cultural summer science course in Yokosuka
Forty-eight junior high and high school students from across Asia got together in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, to attend a one-week science summer school earlier this month.
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Apr 29, 2016
Examining 'Industry 4.0' opportunities
"Industry 4.0," or the fourth industrial revolution, can offer both opportunities and risks for the Japanese economy.
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Mar 11, 2016
Symposium examines disaster risk reduction
March 11 marks five years since the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, and one year since the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai, the center of the disaster-hit Tohoku region.
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Jan 20, 2016
Japan takes on global role under 'Vision for Tomorrow'
Vision for Tomorrow is a regional partner community project of the World Economic Forum in collaboration with consulting firm Accenture Japan Ltd. In short, the project aims to contribute to the world by Japan's experience together with today's advanced technology.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 1, 2016
New Year's holidays are a time to revisit traditions, customs
O-shogatsu, or New Year's holidays, is a special time for Japanese people, who typically go back to the basics of their long-standing traditions. It's a time when those who left their hometowns for the big cities for work or school go back to visit their families, invite relatives and friends to their...
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Sep 9, 2015
The impact and effects of changes in China's economy
Since late August, China's economy and stock prices have dominated headlines worldwide.
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Sep 9, 2015
Comfortable, accessible city serves as 'gateway to Asia'
The city of Fukuoka, which the national government designates as a National Strategic Special Zone to attract global startups, is the perfect location for test marketing in Japan.
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Jul 17, 2015
Forum on corporate competitiveness
The business environment surrounding companies has changed dramatically recently. Companies are urged to deal with such changes, as doing so will allow some to recover from financial crises and others to sustain profitability and continue to be industry leaders.
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May 21, 2015
Examining Korea's 'Japanization'
The South Korean economy is facing slow growth on the back of an aging population and other factors. Some South Korean companies are recalling overseas production, which they once sought in China and other Asian countries with lower wages, while high student loans are lowering the quality of life for...
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May 12, 2015
Government, business leaders address climate change
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan held a symposium in which ambassadors of European countries and executives of major corporations discussed environmental measures in the EU.


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