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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.

‘Zest for life’ shapes over 30 years of work, play in Japan

Fabrice Tilot

Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce’s Fabrice Tilot’s time abroad

Bridging cultures through ‘food diplomacy’ and more

Peter Tan Hai Chuan

Singaporean Ambassador Peter Tan Hai Chuan on growing up with Japan

Hopes firm for continued partnership amid COVID-19

Richard Court

Ambassador Richard Court reflects on his and Australia’s ties to Japan

A leap from academia to first Armenian ambassador

Grant Pogosyan

Grant Pogosyan on bridging cultures, establishing the Armenian embassy

Unique programs target a broad spectrum of viewers

David Macdonald

Discovery Japan’s David Macdonald looks to expand reality TV in Japan

Guided by an ever-present curiosity in business, travel

Neri Miclaus

Piaggio Group President Neri Miclaus on building an international career

An ongoing pursuit of collaboration, innovation

Giorgio Starace

Italian Ambassador Giorgio Starace on the legacy of Japan-Italy relations

Olympic prep underway for fully booked Conrad

Neil McInnes

General Manager Neil McInnes on the 2020 Games as a ‘defining moment’

Long road ahead in push for globalized education

Bruce Stronach

Temple University Japan Dean Bruce Stronach on challenges in higher ed

Final post informed by nearly 20 years in Japan

Singtong Lapisatepun

Ambassador Singtong Lapisatepun on the future of diplomatic relations

Path paved by languages, inspirational interactions

Roxane de Bilderling

Roxane de Bilderling plays a role in furthering lively diplomatic exchanges

New opportunities sown from the need to evolve

Nicolas Floquet

CEO Nicolas Floquet on the changes, trends in Japan’s publishing industry

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