When Michael Mroczek decided to become a lawyer, he felt he was closing the door on a childhood dream — a path leading to Japan, which he had been enamored of ever since he came across a book about Hiroshima in his father’s collection.
A few years back, Kirsten O’Connor realized she had been in education since age three. Now in her 40s, she has gone from being a school student, university student, teacher and head teacher all without ever taking a gap year.
Although her days are packed to the brim, Sally Townsend wouldn’t have it any other way. As commissioner for South Australia to Japan and Korea, Townsend leads her home state’s trade and investment office in Tokyo.
As ambassador of a country with one of the longest histories in the world, Grant Pogosyan is eager to share his homeland’s unique culture with Japan. Just as unique, however, is Pogosyan’s path to becoming the first ambassador for Armenia in Japan.
For 20 years, Discovery Japan had shown television viewers the world around them. While Discovery Channel and Animal Planet were available in millions of Japanese homes, the company behind them knew viewer habits were changing.