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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.

Goldman partner Ben Ferguson in it for long term

Ben Ferguson

Banker sees virtuous psychology-finance loop to low-carbon future

Company rescues hardware with support alternative

Bob Van den Broecke

Evernex Japan keeps businesses running while helping environment

President aims to turn social dissonance into dynamic diversity in Japan

Jenifer Rogers

Rogers taps ACCJ’s energy for a sustainable future

David Malone, rector of the United Nations University

David Malone

U.N.’s No. 3 heads global think tank focused on needs of developing countries

Building a global Panasonic compliance network

Laurence Bates

Patient and persistent, Laurence Bates navigates complex laws and policies

Persevering at the junction of trade and climate

Jan Adams

Australian envoy Jan Adams oversaw FTAs, international climate partnership

Mark Choon, general manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, learns from unexpected

Mark Choon

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

Tourism expert balances people, planet and profit

Joy Jarman-Walsh

Joy Jarman-Walsh showcases people’s efforts on live talk show

Taking long-distance view of Japan’s global future

Christopher J. LaFleur

German ambassador lives out childhood dream

Ina Lepel

Ina Lepel, first female envoy, keeps up diplomacy throughout pandemic

Tokyo alternative school TIPS builds avenues to success

Lyn Sato

Businessman ambassador opens Panama connections

Carlos Pere

Shaped by U.S. life and military school, Pere once had nation’s ‘coolest job’

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