Tag - jun-sawada



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2020
Japan’s NTT eyes asset sales after $40 billion Docomo buyout
The merger will help the Tokyo-based telecommunications giant keep up share buybacks and invest aggressively overseas, CEO Jun Sawada said in an interview Tuesday.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2019
NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner
Major League Baseball and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. announced a three-year partnership on Wednesday, making NTT the first Japanese information technology company to become an official MLB partner in the United States.
Reader Mail
Jun 19, 2011
Opinion article at war with itself
In his June 14 article, "Japan gropes for leadership," Kazuo Ogoura writes in tautologies and paradoxes. He asserts that Japan has built a "safe and efficient society" by concentrating on safety and efficiency, yet he insists that this effort has left Japan, "vulnerable to natural and human disasters,"...
Apr 26, 2008
Unwise testing in education
A bout 2.32 million sixth graders and third-year middle school students took part in the education ministry's nationwide scholastic tests Tuesday. The tests, which cover Japanese and mathematics, followed similar tests that were carried out last year for the first time in 43 years. The ministry says...
Jan 11, 2008
Confidence to have children
The low birthrate in Japanese society is continuing. Although the government is calling for a better work/life balance and proposing measures to improve services for child-rearing couples, these remedies won't work unless the government develops measures that contribute to stabilizing the overall lives...


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan