Profiles of G20 leaders

National | G20 Osaka Summit Special Jun 27, 2019

Profiles of G20 leaders

The following are profiles of leaders of the participants making up the Group of 20 major economies. This year's G20 Summit will take place in Osaka, on June 28 and 29. Argentina President Mauricio Macri KYODO Macri is aiming for his second term in the presidential election expected ...

Global housing giant takes on environmental leadership role

Jun 27, 2019

Global housing giant takes on environmental leadership role

As the world faces numerous sustainability and environmental issues, governments and businesses are tasked with coming together to find solutions to the problems that most affect our global community. In the housing industry, Sekisui House Ltd. has taken on the mantle of environmental leadership, paving ...

Tech show a glimpse into society's potential future

Jun 27, 2019

Tech show a glimpse into society's potential future

This year's CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) will be held in Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from Oct. 15 to 18. Registration and reservations for conferences will start in early August on the CEATEC website, www.ceatec.com. The event is sponsored by the CEATEC Executive Board, ...

A cosmetics giant's passion for beauty in empowerment

Jun 27, 2019

A cosmetics giant's passion for beauty in empowerment

Empowering women has been a crucial philosophy underlying the business and management of Shiseido Co. since its foundation in 1872. Through successive visionary leaders, the company has implemented a number of initiatives to bring out the potential of female workers and improved the working ...

Expanding perspectives in research

Jun 27, 2019

Expanding perspectives in research

What is described as "so Shiseido" by many of its employees is the Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant program. Rumiko Fujiwara of Shiseido Co. | YOSHIAKI MIURAJapan's renowned cosmetics maker, which has long been committed to female empowerment, launched the program in 2007 to "support ...

Suntory: New horizons in recycling

Jun 27, 2019

Suntory: New horizons in recycling

In Japan, most polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are collected and recycled after use. According to The Council for PET Bottle Recycling, Japan's collection rate was 92.2 percent and the country recycled 84.8 percent in fiscal 2017. According to the council, Europe in comparison as a ...