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Ringo Chan

Deputy General Manager, Japan
Air Macau Company Limited, Japan Branch

Date of birth: Dec. 13, 1978

Hometown: Macau

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 1 (as of March 2018)

Ringo Chan
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

My first encounter with Japan was Doraemon, the hugely popular Japanese cartoon character. Almost every kid from my generation loved watching “Doraemon” and wished they had this robotic cat to help them with their problems. Also, those Japanese comics and animations provided me with a brief view into Japanese culture, tradition, manners and customs and caused me to have more interest in exploring exotic cultures.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

“Hope, but never expect. Look forward, but never wait.” Hope is what keeps us going but it must be coupled with action. I believe that everything in the world happens only if we act on it and this applies not only to work, but also to life. Always actively try something new, something exciting and something you are interested in.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

Besides the quantified achievements, I would say building and cultivating a professional team in each country in which I worked, with people of various cultural backgrounds, inspiring team members to reach their full potential and, of course, making friends with them and learning new skills from them inspired me a lot.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

From a professional viewpoint, I would like to continue pursuing my aviation dreams in Japan by strengthening the Air Macau brand and building a bridge between the people in Japan and Macau by air. My personal goal is to expose myself in the local culture, explore the natural beauty and enjoy good food and good times in Japan.

Q5 : What wisdom, advice or tips can you give to people living and working in Japan?

When in Rome do as the Romans do. Luckily enough, I have been living in various countries in the last decade due to my work and I believe the key to a happy life abroad is to respect and absorb local cultures, follow the manners and customs of the native people and walk around and familiarize yourself with your new world.

Last updated: Oct 2, 2018