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Celebrating philanthropic achievements at art showcase

Mar 30, 2019

Celebrating philanthropic achievements at art showcase

Haruhisa Handa, who wears many hats as a calligrapher, painter, singer, noh performer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, held an opening ceremony for a solo exhibition of his paintings and sho (Japanese artistic calligraphy) works in Tokyo on March 18. The exhibition, which mostly featured works by ...

Job agency pursues quality over quantity

Mar 29, 2019

Job agency pursues quality over quantity

As Japan's labor market becomes increasingly globalized, Spring Professional (the Adecco Group Japan Permanent Placement Division) has been rapidly attaining achievements and a reputation for successfully matching job seekers of varied nationalities with domestic and foreign enterprises in Japan. Keiichiro Itakura, managing director of Spring ...

Agon Shu offers prayers for victims of disaster and world peace

Mar 25, 2019

Agon Shu offers prayers for victims of disaster and world peace

People attending the Agon Shu Buddhist Association's Fire Rites Festival on Feb. 11 saw something unusual as they made their way up the winding road to the site of the annual ritual in the hills east of Kyoto. Fallen trees lay everywhere on the ...

Comedians boost SDGs awareness

General | United Nations Day special Oct 24, 2018

Comedians boost SDGs awareness

by Miho Ishihara

"Why did an entertainment company such as Yoshimoto decide to become involved in promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?" asked U.N. Information Centre Director Kaoru Nemoto when she recently reunited with Akihiko Okamoto, COO of renowned Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. (Yoshimoto). In August, Nemoto ...