Megumi Iizuka

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

National 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

National 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 ...