If there is a piece of advice Chiaki Hayashi would give to burgeoning entrepreneurs, it is this: “Follow your heart. Just go for it. Take the risk and see how it turns out.” Hayashi knows a thing or two about risk-taking. When it seemed that she had not an entrepreneurial… Read
Daiwa Securities Group Inc, Japan's No. 2 brokerage firm, may decide as early as mid-June to move dozens of London-based staff to Frankfurt or another European city, ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union, its chief executive said. The German city is Daiwa's favoured destination, as London-based staff can… Read
Holding 90% of global share in the pen tablet market, Japan-headquartered Wacom Co Ltd has boomed as a result of its international approach to business. But with the growth worldwide of digital stationery as an everyday tool rather than one solely for the creative industries, opportunities remain high. As the… Read
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The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) is the government body that oversees the legal compliance of Japan’s capital markets. Operating under the authority of the Financial Services Agency, the SESC is marking 25 years of operations this year. Secretary General Kiyotaka Sasaki sat down with The Journal to talk… Read
Though he’s Canadian, it pleases Quentin O’Mahony to say that he was born in Ireland —Kilkenny City to be precise, home to the famous cream ale. He was also a world traveler even as a child. His family emigrated to Terrace, British Columbia when he was 5-years-old and before his… Read
With grit and business acumen gleaned from executive roles in the corporate world, Joanne Wilkinson is using her love of kimono to support a community devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. After climbing the ladder to become the COO of Dell Japan in 2012, she gave up… Read
“Art is the essence of life”, Jun-Ichi Nihei, managing director of Japan Arts Corporation said, explaining the premise behind the firm. Recognising that the appeal of classical arts — from solo and orchestral performances to ballets and operas — is timeless, Japan Arts Corp promotes international exchanges that bring classical… Read
What in retrospect now seems like a much simpler time than now, 2015 represented a bumper year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with total deal value topping $4 trillion. And although at a lower level, deal value remained healthy in 2016 despite the twin shocks of the UK’s Brexit vote… Read
On April 20, the new GINZA SIX mixed-use complex will open its doors to the public. It is the newest and largest retail area in Tokyo’s famous shopping district. GINZA SIX stands on 1.4 hectares of space comprising two city blocks, including the former site of Matsuzakaya Ginza department store… Read
It is rare that, outside Japan, you hear anything positive about the lot of women in the Japanese workplace. Well-meaning rankings and anecdotal articles frequently do little more than reinforce tired stereotypes. Still, change is afoot and there are many voices in the Japanese corporate world that have a nuanced… Read
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