Leaders&Readers

We aim to increase the network of Leaders & Readers through interviews with key people at top international companies and with ambassadors to Japan.
We seek to promote mutual understanding, exchanges and commercial connections between Japan and the rest of the world by appreciating the outlooks of people outside such careers.

From banana stems, One Planet Cafe grows change

Peo Ekberg

Peo Ekberg’s fair trade company pioneers solutions from the inside

Fulfilled destiny, leveraging diplomacy for development

Shorna-Kay Richards

Nations partner on tourism and development: Ambassador Richards

Glen S. Fukushima: Crossing divides, building bridges

Glen S. Fukushima

Record donation by former Fulbright scholar will help future students

Much more than pyramids: Egypt builds the future

Mohamed Abubakr

Nation leads North Africa in renaissance, Ambassador Abubakr says

Swiss envoy ‘creating value together’ with Japan

Andreas Baum

Andreas Baum works toward environment, network for innovation

New technologies, pure science made in paradise

Peter Gruss

German superstar Peter Gruss leads ‘extraordinary’ OIST in Okinawa

From music industry leader to director of TELL

Giles Duke

Giles Duke plans to expand Lifeline, needed now more than ever

Bradley Busetto: Green investments, great returns

Bradley Busetto

Cofounder of SDG Impact Japan applies years of global experience

SEGO Initiative creates connections in Kanagawa

Alana Bonzi

Not-for-profit organizes beach cleanups, citizen science/art, sailing

James Yamanaka: One purpose, many changes

James Yamanaka

BAT area director drives sustainability into every aspect of business

UAE Ambassador Alfaheem grew up with Japan

Shihab Alfaheem

Fascination with anime widened to respect for diversity, resilience

Kyoto Seika head Sacko flexes architecture for all

Oussouby Sacko

Community ownership central to sustainable design for Mali expert

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