TOKYO -- Respecting culture is as crucial as protecting the environment in business management, said an expert on cultural policy during a panel discussion at Nikkei's annual Future of Asia conference in Tokyo on Thursday.
"Consideration of the environment is an opportunity for businesses. It's the same for culture, I believe," said Nobuko Kawashima, professor at the Faculty of Economics in Doshisha University. "Every aspect of public policy has to consider culture as well. We are in such an era."