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Japan Times
Mar 3, 2018
Koe Lobby: New arrival has all-day sustenance and style
With its high ceiling, comfortable seating and impeccably cool soundtrack, Koe Lobby ticks all the right boxes. It only opened last month and already this buzzy cafe/bakery/restaurant/lounge space has become a magnet in Shibuya for both the hungry and the hip.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Feb 17, 2018
Kansai executives offer advice on improving nation's diplomacy
'Track II diplomacy" is the official neutral-sounding phrase used to refer to diplomatic efforts by "nonstate" actors. In thriller films and books, it's usually portrayed as a game of shadows between powerful but mysterious groups and individuals who may, or may not, be working to save the world.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 25, 2018
Kansai business lobby calls for new diplomatic initiatives to strengthen ties with other Asian nations
One of the Kansai region's leading business lobby groups has called for new diplomatic initiatives to strengthen Japan's relations with other Asian nations, in a bid to reduce regional tensions and consider a defense policy more independent of the present close ties to the United States.
Oct 31, 2015
'Japan Lobby' takes the gloves off in PR battle
The Sankei Shimbun advocates a more aggressive diplomatic stance on history issues and this dovetails with the mission of Japan Conference, a reactionary organization that includes numerous lawmakers. From their perspective, Japan has been too reticent and polite on the world stage and the gloves need to come off.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 28, 2014
Keidanren chief to meet South Korean leader Park on Monday: source
Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara will meet with South Korean President Park Geun Hye in Seoul on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2014
Sadayuki Sakakibara confirms Keidanren will return to recommending political donations
The nation's biggest business lobby is set to resume recommending for the first time in five years that its member companies make political donations, in an effort to strengthen ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration to gain a bigger say in policy.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2014
With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief
Keidanren appointed Sadayuki Sakakibara as the new chairman of the country's most powerful business lobby on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2013
Industry input on TPP sought
The government Monday sought opinions from industry lobbies and groups on the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations Japan is set to join next month.


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