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For Jane Kitagawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua

| Sep 17, 2018

Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua

Located on the ninth floor of a nondescript commercial building in Nishi-Azabu, and identifiable only because of a row of United Nations-like flags outside, the diminutive yet cheery offices of the Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua are perhaps parallel to that country's influence ...

Combining science and culture for a healthier diet

| Jul 29, 2018

Combining science and culture for a healthier diet

Name: Erica Angyal URL: www.erica-angyal.com DoB: May 13, 1969 Hometown: Sydney Years in Japan: 22 Former Miss Universe Japan nutritionist and bestselling author Erica Angyal, whose titles include "Sekai 1 No Bijo Ni Naru Diet" and "Gorgeous Skin in 30 Days," understands the virtues of the Mediterranean diet, globally ...

Spirit of proactivity crucial in high-demand market

| Jul 15, 2018

Spirit of proactivity crucial in high-demand market

Name: Struan McKay Title: CEO, RGF Executive Search Japan (since January 2018) URL: www.rgf-executive.jp Hometown: Penpont, Scotland Years in Japan: 15 For RGF Executive Search Japan CEO Struan McKay, the recruitment industry is often misunderstood. "Ultimately, a lot of people think that recruiters are salespeople. I don't think of it ...

Working for the sake of play: Interactive family fun

| Jul 1, 2018

Working for the sake of play: Interactive family fun

Name: Torben Jensen Title: Divisional Director, Representative Director and President, Legoland Japan (since August 2015) URL: legoland.jp DoB: Nov. 25, 1965 Hometown: Copenhagen Years in Japan: 22 Smartly dressed in a subtle plaid suit with a hefty timepiece adorning his wrist, Torben Jensen looks like a regular, if not a ...

Insurance leader proud to be there in times of need

| Jun 3, 2018

Insurance leader proud to be there in times of need

Name: Kenneth Reilly Title: President and CEO, AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd. (since January 2018) URL: www.aig.co.jp/sonpo DOB: Aug. 29, 1973 Hometown: Kobe Working years in Japan: 8 Kenneth Reilly, president and CEO, AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd., is the first to admit that insurance isn't sexy. Laughing that most people ...

CEO's eye for opportunity forged from global career

| May 13, 2018

CEO's eye for opportunity forged from global career

Name: Hans Heijligers Title: CEO, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan (since January 2016) URL: www.anaihghotels.co.jp DOB: Sept. 10, 1959 Hometown: Amsterdam Years in Japan: 5 For IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan CEO Hans Heijligers, Japan's efforts in the men's 4x100-meter relay during the 2016 Olympics speak volumes about Japanese ...

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

| Apr 23, 2018

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

A former high-flying chemical engineer working in fertilizer development and management, it's no surprise that Indonesia's Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif, was once working all across the Indonesian archipelago in Borneo, Sumatra and Java. Of no less importance, especially given his current role, is ...

Grass-roots involvement enhances 150-year relations

| Apr 1, 2018

Grass-roots involvement enhances 150-year relations

Name: Gonzalo de Benito Title: Ambassador of Spain (since January 2015) URL: www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/TOKIO DOB: Nov. 15, 1951 Hometown: Madrid Years in Japan: 3 At 66 years of age, Spain's Ambassador to Japan, Gonzalo de Benito, shows no signs of slowing down. He has official and other duties — like ...