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For Sohei Ide's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

IEA chief calls Japan's 22% nuclear energy policy 'realistic'

National Sep 3, 2015

IEA chief calls Japan's 22% nuclear energy policy 'realistic'

Fatih Birol, newly installed executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, has said the nation's energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns provides a "realistic and balanced outlook," underscoring the importance of continued use of nuclear power in the country. In its future energy mix, ...

Business May 16, 2006

Firms' changing funding needs trump old bank ties

NAGOYA (Kyodo) A year ago at Pokka Corp.'s headquarters, then Managing Director Masatoshi Hori asked senior executives if a management buyout was possible. After a brief silence, one spoke up: "This company will not change unless we do it. So let's do it." About three months ...

Ex-banker takes aim at poverty

National Feb 2, 2006

Ex-banker takes aim at poverty

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) Once a dedicated, industrious worker at Bank of Tokyo -- now Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ -- Atsumasa Tochisako was climbing the corporate ladder as an international banker with stints in Panama and Peru. Tochisako also headed two special task forces in Tokyo to ...

Business Aug 12, 2005

Banks competing for rich clients

Banks are become more aggressive in their competition for rich customers, setting up specialized services for them. However, most of the financial groups are providing the financial counseling through newly created subsidiaries rather than their main banks, mindful of the punitive actions financial authorities took ...