Lisa Pham
For Lisa Pham's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Ozempic is a drug for treating Type 2 diabetes that is now being used widely as an appetite-suppressing weight loss aid.
BUSINESS / Markets
Oct 9, 2023
Ozempic threat is spurring a slump in snack and beer stocks
Snack and beverage producers are most at risk, as well as purveyors of weight-management food products such as shakes and frozen meals.
Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio launch the 'Keep Florida Free' tour on primary night. In May, DeSantis signed a sweeping anti-ESG bill he says targets the "woke” bias of the finance industry.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 15, 2023
Even as the term is 'weaponized,' bankers still pay heed to ESG
About two-thirds of survey respondents said the anti-ESG movement will force firms to stop using those three letters in conversations with clients.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 19, 2023
Here’s a radical tactic to bypass U.K. health logjam: look abroad
Some drugmakers opt to conduct research outside the U.K. while the troubles at the NHS has patients going to Germany for extra care.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2023
Britain’s cherished NHS wrestles with its ‘reform or die’ moment
Programs and studies are focusing on finding ways to reduce the burden on the NHS by keeping people out of its overstretched hospitals.
Japan Times
Oct 15, 2021
China forcing fashion industry to silence concerns over 'dirty' cotton
In the 12 months since the Better Cotton Initiative published a statement on alleged forced labor in cotton-growing Xinjiang, several brands have suffered major setbacks in the country.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2021
After the pandemic, a wave of spending by older consumers
Money managers see huge pent-up demand from wealthy older people for medical services and luxury goods.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2017
Activist hedge fund battles 144-year-old firm to ditch low-return ventures
Katakura Industries Co., a Japanese company founded more than a century ago, is no stranger to reinvention. Once a silk producer, it has diversified into making underwear, manufacturing fire engines, operating shopping malls and even bee-keeping.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves