Japanese author and economist Taichi Sakaiya dies at 83

National Feb 10, 2019

Japanese author and economist Taichi Sakaiya dies at 83

Taichi Sakaiya, a bestselling author and an economist who served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his office said. He was 83. Sakaiya, whose real name was Kotaro Ikeguchi, left the Ministry of International Trade and Industry ...

Hashimoto advocate Sakaiya to advise Abe

National / Politics Aug 12, 2013

Hashimoto advocate Sakaiya to advise Abe

by Eric Johnston

Taichi Sakaiya, 78, the man credited with persuading Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto to trade the world of television punditry for the world of politics, has been appointed as an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...