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Kyoto Seika head Sacko flexes architecture for all

People | The Big Questions Dec 3, 2021

Kyoto Seika head Sacko flexes architecture for all

Name: Oussouby Sacko Title: President of Kyoto Seika University URL: www.kyoto-seika.ac.jp/eng/ Hometown: Bamako, Mali Years in Japan: 30 What was your first encounter with Japan? Oussouby Sacko | © KYOTO SEIKA UNIVERSITY I first came to Japan in the summer of 1990. I didn’t really know anything about Japan at the ...

Read the Air guides firms to sustainable ways

People | The Big Questions Nov 8, 2021

Read the Air guides firms to sustainable ways

Name: Trista Bridges Title: Principal and co-founder of Read the Air and co-author of “Leading Sustainably” URL: https://www.readtheair.jp Hometown: New Jersey Years in Japan: 6 What was your impetus for coming to Japan? Trista Bridges | © HIROMICHI MATONO My husband, our son and I had been in France for many ...

Goldman partner Ben Ferguson in it for long term

People | The Big Questions Sep 20, 2021

Goldman partner Ben Ferguson in it for long term

Name: Ben Ferguson Title: Head of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific Equities and co-head of Japan Securities Sales URL: www.goldmansachs.com/japan/ Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Years in Japan: 23 What was your first encounter with Japan? I grew up in the 1980s in the Midwest. Japan was pretty scary back then. Lots of ...

Company rescues hardware with support alternative

People | The Big Questions Aug 24, 2021

Company rescues hardware with support alternative

Name: Bob Van den Broecke Title: Managing Director of Evernex Japan URL: https://www.evernex.com/ Hometown: Belgium Years in Japan: 4 What was your first encounter with Japan? My first exposure to Japan came through my father, who started working for Ajinomoto in Paris shortly after I was born. We lived there ...

Jenifer Rogers taps ACCJ’s energy for a sustainable future

People | The Big Questions Jul 19, 2021

Jenifer Rogers taps ACCJ’s energy for a sustainable future

Name: Jenifer Rogers Title: President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) URL: www.accj.or.jp Title 2: General Counsel Asia at Asurion URL 2: www.asurion.com Hometown: Midland, Michigan Years in Japan: 16 What was your first encounter with Japan? I first came to Japan in 1981 when my father was transferred ...

Building a global Panasonic compliance network

People | The Big Questions May 25, 2021

Building a global Panasonic compliance network

Name: Laurence Bates Title: Managing Executive Officer, Panasonic URL: www.panasonic.com/global Hometown: Mystic, Connecticut Years in Japan: 30 What was your first encounter with Japan? My dad was a career Coast Guard officer, and he spent time in Hokkaido around the time I was born. I used to hear stories from ...

From small town to big city to new age of clean tourism

People | The Big Questions Mar 4, 2021

From small town to big city to new age of clean tourism

Name: Mark Choon Title: General Manager, The Peninsula Tokyo URL: https://www.peninsula.com/en/tokyo/5-star-luxury-hotel-ginza Hometown: Seattle, U.S. Years in Japan: 2.5 What was your first encounter with Japan? My first trip through Tokyo was a bit of delayed honeymoon in 2007. I did a small trip that went through Hong Kong, Japan and ...

German ambassador lives out childhood dream

People | The Big Questions Jan 3, 2021

German ambassador lives out childhood dream

Name: Ina Lepel Title: Ambassador of Germany URL: https://japan.diplo.de/ja-ja Hometown: Cuxhaven, Germany Years in Japan: 1.5 What was your first encounter with Japan? Japan was a very important subject of my studies as an economics student. In the business administration class I took in the '80s, we learned about fashionable ...