Megumi Iizuka

For Megumi Iizuka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 3, 2018

Forestry industry has growing appeal for Japan's young women

The lure of nature and a slower pace of life are attracting a growing number of young women to Japan's traditionally male-dominated forestry business, and their participation may help it cope with an aging workforce and a shortage of manpower. Junko Iizuka, a 33-year-old graduate ...

Nuke-shy firms launch green energy initiatives

Mar 3, 2014

Nuke-shy firms launch green energy initiatives

Moves by businesses and citizens to set up renewable energy plants at the regional level have been spreading in the hope of breaking away from nuclear power in light of the man-made disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant triggered by the March 2011 ...

/ Feb 18, 2014

Mitsubishi Motors workers in line for raise

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko says the automaker is considering raising employees' pay and also resuming dividend payments for the first time in over 16 years in fiscal 2013, reflecting its recovery from a decade of slumping sales. Asked during a recent interview with ...