New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

Business Feb 6, 2014

New boss to steer Keidanren back to politics?

by Atsushi Kodera

Sadayuki Sakakibara, the incoming chairman of Keidanren, says his priority in leading the nation's top business lobby is to help get Japan back on a growth track, but observers say he may also try to re-establish the organization's influence in politics. In his first press ...

Editorials Jan 26, 2014

Leadership change at Keidanren

Keidanren has selected a new leader just as its clout declines and it faces challenges to its role as the nation's most powerful business lobby.

Keidanren hands torch to unique chief after first pick declines

Business Jan 16, 2014

Keidanren hands torch to unique chief after first pick declines

Unlike his predecessors as head of Keidanren, Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara doesn't belong to the business lobby's current leadership group of more than a dozen vice chairmen or chief of its Board of Councilors. The 70-year-old Sakakibara, who will take over as leader ...

Sakakibara proclaimed next Keidanren chief

Business / Economy Jan 14, 2014

Sakakibara proclaimed next Keidanren chief

Keidanren announced Tuesday it will appoint Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara as the next chief of the nation's most influential business lobby to accelerate the country's economic revival led by the private sector as a leader from a manufacturing company. Sakakibara, who will take ...