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IDEAS IN ACTION

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
Nov 15, 2018
Despite ups and downs, designer and former teacher Kenji Suzuki is making pedal-powered Cogy wheelchairs a reality
While career success has taken him from elementary school teaching to the head of Tess Co., Kenji Suzuki's life has not always been easy or straightforward.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
Oct 5, 2018
Company stumbles upon new software to build healthy work environment
Haruki Atarashi never thought his company's flagship software, Recog, which fosters communication between employees within companies, would ever evolve beyond just an internal project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
Aug 29, 2018
The sky is the canvas: Tokyo startup looks to launch world's first artificial meteor shower
It was literally an out-of-this-world idea that seemed unfeasible when it struck her nearly two decades ago: Made-to-order shooting stars. But Lena Okajima's audacious project to reproduce nature's fireworks for mass entertainment is getting ready for takeoff.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
Jul 19, 2018
Biz matchmaker helps free employees, turn everyone into an expert
In Japan's notoriously closed business culture, employees rarely enjoy opportunities to expand their professional networks or test their skills and knowledge outside their companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
Jun 28, 2018
AI-equipped recruiter tries to mobilize Japan's static labor market
Hiroki Shimada can trace the genesis of his company, Scouty Inc., back to a time when he was on the outside of the job market looking in.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / IDEAS IN ACTION
May 29, 2018
Infostellar aims to knit together a global network of satellite antenna stations
Ever since broadband internet access prevailed throughout the world, constant connectivity has been vital to every part of people's lives.

Longform

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