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Although the sights of Tokyo and Kyoto are well known to visitors of Japan, few have explored the very heart of the country, Gunma.
With impressive natural sights such as the Fukiware Falls and Mount Tanigawa, the quaint village of Takumi no Sato, delicious cuisine ranging from soba noodles to tonkatsu fried pork cutlets, an abundance of onsen hot springs, and much, much more, experience a whole new side of Japan in Gunma. Watch this video and get a sample of what awaits you on your next adventure.
World cities vie for power and influence, and since 2008 the Global Power City Index has been measuring their performance.
The Mori Memorial Foundation’s executive director talks to BIJ.TV about this year’s results, and what they mean for Tokyo.
To stay productive and economically relevant in a changing world, Japan must adapt. On October 21, more than 180 executives from business, government, and academia gathered in Tokyo to discuss how to modernise Japan’s corporate culture. From diversification and women in the workplace to the skills and creativity needed to succeed in the global economy, the summit offered covered many key issues.
Japan faces critical barriers to growth. There are opportunities, but embracing change is crucial. Hays Japan Managing Director Marc Burrage shares his thoughts on structural and cultural issues including wage reform, the talent mismatch, women in the workforce, and the need for more foreign talent.
Shine On! Kids is a Tokyo-based non-profit organization supporting children in Japan fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. We learn more about their programs and their 2017 fundraising gala.
In Japan, politics and policymaking are often seen by businesses as mysterious processes, but in a world undergoing rapid change, it is more important than ever that the public and private sectors communicate effectively. GR Japan is actively working to bridge that gap, showing that what works in Brussels and Washington, DC, can be effective in Tokyo, too.
Forty amateur cyclists left Tokyo on May 25, 2017 for Knights in White Lycra’s annual fundraising ride. The goal was to pedal 550km and raise ¥7 million for Mirai no Mori, an NPO, to send 25 children in care to winter camps and help them overcome fear, gain self-confidence, and give them life skills to better prepare for adulthood. See how they did.
The voices of women in business are growing louder in Japan, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown his weight behind this with his “womenomics” agenda. But how far are initiatives to empower women actually being implemented?