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Takashi Umekawa
For Takashi Umekawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 11, 2020
Japan kept activist investor in limbo over key Toshiba vote, sources say
The news illustrates how Japan's tighter rules on foreign ownership may also be used to keep activist shareholders in check.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 2, 2016
Government lobbies wary firms to invest in Russia in bid to resolve territorial dispute
The government is lobbying Japanese firms to invest in Russian projects to help secure a breakthrough in a festering territorial row with Moscow when President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December, sources have said.
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2015
To counter China and South Korea, government to fund Japan studies at U.S. colleges
The Abe government has budgeted more than $15 million to fund Japan studies at nine universities overseas, including Georgetown and MIT, as part of a 'soft power' push to counter the growing influence of China and South Korea.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on