David Ramli
For David Ramli's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The number of skiers and snowboarders in Japan has been declining, and is down about 75% in 2020 from its peak in the late 1990s, according to the Japan Productivity Center.
Oct 17, 2023
Skiing in Japan is getting a $1.4 billion upgrade
Ken Chan, the former Japan head of Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, aims to invest $1.4 billion in the resort of Myoko, Niigata Prefecture.
The Singapore skyline
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 6, 2023
The rich are flocking to Singapore as bankers stick with Hong Kong
From Singapore’s earliest years as an independent state, it has aimed to be one of the key locales through which the world’s money flows.
Bottles of whisky sit on display behind the bar at the Door XXV private club in the Golden Equator Group office in Singapore.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 13, 2023
Asia takes over the world’s whisky market
Yearslong efforts by Pernod, Diageo and other major whiskey producers to get Asian drinkers to spend more on their premium spirits are finally paying off.
Many of the entrepreneurs who’ve become superwealthy are now seeking to manage and transfer riches to their descendants in Asia. That’s resulting in a surge in family office demand.
Jul 31, 2023
Asia’s richest families fuel race for lucrative finance jobs
Many of Asia's superwealthy are now seeking help managing their estates just as old-money families in the West have done for decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2022
Singapore sovereign wealth fund eyes Japan property deals as yen falls and tourists return
Hotels, resorts and inns in key cities are among the types of properties being evaluated.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2022
The humble cough drop could be used to map omicron’s spread
Soaring sales of lozenges, gargles and other over-the-counter medication has squeezed supplies u2014 even in countries where cases are falling.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2017
iPhone X wait times rise as Apple device sells out in Hong Kong
Apple Inc. began accepting early orders for its iPhone X and shipping times quickly lengthened to as much as five weeks in the U.S., signaling supplies will likely remain tight as the new device goes on sale Nov. 3.


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