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The Tsukuba Geo Museum is a hands-on exhibition facility.
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Jan 22, 2024
New geopark museum, cycle park showcase Tsukuba’s attractions
The Ibaraki city of Tsukuba in November launched a new facility, Mt. Tsukuba Gate Park, that focuses on promoting the charms of the Mt. Tsukuba Area Geopark and supporting Japan’s cycling culture. City officials stationed there explained what the facility offers and how they aim to nurture the civic pride of local residents and their children.
Makoto Miyauchi, CEO of B-Lot
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Jan 8, 2024
Young B-Lot is on the realty A list for renovations plus innovations
It has been 15 years since the founding of B-Lot Co., a real estate investment, consulting and management company, and nine years since it was publicly listed. It is still a relative youngster in the industry, which is also polarized between giant players serving large enterprises and small ones targeting individual customers and small businesses.
Yasuhiko Ushikubo
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Jan 8, 2024
Mizuho aims to hasten renewable energy technology
With global attention being paid to increasing renewable energy to mitigate global warming, Japan should put its technological advancements in offshore wind farms, hydrogen power and carbon recycling to best use to enhance its global competitiveness, Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said in a recent report.
From left: Naho Sato, President Masamichi Idemitsu and Naoki Tajima
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Dec 18, 2023
Mita Kosan develops real estate, community in central Tokyo area
Mita Kosan Co. Ltd., a real estate developer and leasing company, is housed in an office building right across the road from Keio University’s East Gate in the Mita district of Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The area has a uniquely mixed atmosphere: premium and academic, yet homey with a lot of small local eateries and shops.
Yoshiaki Saito
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Dec 4, 2023
How Nomura Research Institute cultivates local entrepreneurship
Creating a startup ecosystem is easier said than done, especially in rural areas.
Group photo after an NTT smart city was certified Level 4
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Nov 6, 2023
NTT sustainable smart city effort is developing tools for well-being
As envisioned in its new fundamental principle, “Innovating a sustainable future for people and planet,” the NTT group has been contributing its strength as Japan’s leading telecommunications company to the realization of new values and a sustainable society using the power of data and technology.
Motosaburo Saito at the headquarters of Oji Holdings, a building that won the Wood Design Award
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Nov 6, 2023
Old-growth paper company Oji renews forests, products, vision
Oji Holdings, Japan’s leading paper manufacturer, is also its largest corporate forest owner. It studies and develops paper products and related materials and is committed to the maintenance of healthy forests. In a recent interview with The Japan Times, the general manager of Oji’s department on forest value creation, Motosaburo Saito, talked about the company’s new efforts in pursuing its commitment.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves