Sayuri Daimon

Sayuri Daimon is an executive operating officer and the managing editor of The Japan Times. Daimon is the first woman to fill this role in the newspaper’s 116-year history. Since joining the newspaper in 1991, she has covered various fields as a staff writer, ranging from politics to business. She became Domestic News Division Manager in 2006, Deputy Managing Editor in 2008, and Executive Operating Officer from July 2013. She was awarded the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2000.

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High schoolers dream of Ivy League

Apr 19, 2013

High schoolers dream of Ivy League

One March afternoon in Shibuya Ward, a group of high schoolers earnestly listened as students from Harvard University described life on their campus. "Who is interested in going to school in the U.S.?" one Harvard student asked. A host of hands shot up in the air. "Go ...

Lack of diversity hurts Japan: Saito

| Jan 23, 2013

Lack of diversity hurts Japan: Saito

William H. Saito, who moved to Tokyo from California eight years ago, has had some splendid achievements in his 41 years of life so far. The computer prodigy launched his first software company at age 14, engaged in the programming business with Japan's major IT ...

Ex-envoy to U.S. heartened by eventful stint

Dec 8, 2012

Ex-envoy to U.S. heartened by eventful stint

Ichiro Fujisaki's four-year stint as Japan's ambassador to the U.S. saw turbulent events — the Great East Japan Earthquake, shifting political power in Nagata-cho and President Barack Obama's re-election — to name but a few. And now, Fujisaki, whose posting ended in November, finds himself ...

Harvard visitors get eye-opener in Tohoku, meet Noda, key officials

Mar 25, 2012

Harvard visitors get eye-opener in Tohoku, meet Noda, key officials

Some Japanese are pessimistic about the country's future and its declining presence in the world, but political science students from Harvard University who recently visited the Tohoku region saw strong signs of society regrouping after last March's calamities. The group from Harvard Kennedy School comprised ...

Tohoku students share tales of disasters on global stage

Sep 22, 2011

Tohoku students share tales of disasters on global stage

Global leaders who gathered last week in Dalian, China, for the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Asia's premier global business forum, had a rare chance to hear Japanese high school and university students' firsthand experiences of the March disasters. Seven students from disaster-hit areas ...

Ex-bureaucrats bent on reform

Dec 29, 2010

Ex-bureaucrats bent on reform

A few years before the end of the Edo Period in 1865, prominent samurai Sakamoto Ryoma founded a private navy and the Kameyama Shachu trading company in Nagasaki and led the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate. Last month, inspired by his effort more than ...

Hotels find profit in catering to families

Nov 10, 2010

Hotels find profit in catering to families

One autumn afternoon in Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, a group of children and their parents were driving to a field to pick fresh vegetables for pizzas they planned to make there. Inside the van, the driver asked them, "Do you know how soil is made?" A ...