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For Jane Kitagawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Insurance leader proud to be there in times of need

| Jun 3, 2018

Insurance leader proud to be there in times of need

Name: Kenneth Reilly Title: President and CEO, AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. (since January 2018) URL: www.aig.co.jp/sonpo DOB: Aug. 29, 1973 Hometown: Kobe Working years in Japan: 8 Kenneth Reilly, president and CEO, AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd., is the first to admit that insurance isn't sexy. Laughing that most people ...

CEO's eye for opportunity forged from global career

| May 13, 2018

CEO's eye for opportunity forged from global career

Name: Hans Heijligers Title: CEO, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan (since January 2016) URL: www.anaihghotels.co.jp DOB: Sept. 10, 1959 Hometown: Amsterdam Years in Japan: 5 For IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan CEO Hans Heijligers, Japan's efforts in the men's 4x100-meter relay during the 2016 Olympics speak volumes about Japanese ...

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

| Apr 23, 2018

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

A former high-flying chemical engineer working in fertilizer development and management, it's no surprise that Indonesia's Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif, was once working all across the Indonesian archipelago in Borneo, Sumatra and Java. Of no less importance, especially given his current role, is ...

Grass-roots involvement enhances 150-year relations

| Apr 1, 2018

Grass-roots involvement enhances 150-year relations

Name: Gonzalo de Benito Title: Ambassador of Spain (since January 2015) URL: www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/TOKIO DOB: Nov. 15, 1951 Hometown: Madrid Years in Japan: 3 At 66 years of age, Spain's Ambassador to Japan, Gonzalo de Benito, shows no signs of slowing down. He has official and other duties — like ...

Innovative maps show relationships among key issues

| Jan 23, 2018

Innovative maps show relationships among key issues

In 2016, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab proclaimed the fourth industrial revolution as a distinct evolution from its predecessor because of the rapid onset of ubiquitous change. This revolution — the current environment in which disruptive technologies such as artificial ...