Singtong Lapisatepun was 16 when he first came to Japan. A student from the Thai countryside, he received a scholarship to study at a Tokyo high school where he immersed himself in Japanese life, making local friends while living communally.
Ambassador of Norway Inga Nyhamar is delighted to be in Tokyo. Yet there are times when the Trondheim native, who grew up with swathes of forest on her university-town doorstep, itches to escape "civilization" and reconnect with the great outdoors.
“How lucky I am to be here, right now,” is something Tom Kelley often tells himself. The D4V chairman (Design for Ventures) and IDEO partner could be sitting in any one of IDEO’s nine global offices, but the Tokyo studio is his favorite.