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.

Steadfast commitment to hard work, cultural roots

Inga Nyhamar

Norway’s Inga Nyhamar on almost 30 years of diverse diplomatic work

    Asset management in an age of long life expectancy

    John Moore

    Russell Investments CEO John Moore on retirees, financial diversification

      Offbeat career driven by desire to continue learning

      Paul Chapman

      Moneytree’s Paul Chapman on rejecting complacency in business pursuits

        Vision for automotive tech merges safety, creativity

        James Kuffner

        James Kuffner draws on past experiences to create an inspiring workplace

          Lifestyle and nature as a basis for global relations

          Pekka Orpana
Title: Ambassador of Finland

          Finnish Ambassador Pekka Orpana shares thoughts on cultural affinities

            Setting the pace: Career diplomat tackles latest role

            Peter van der Vliet

            Dutch Ambassador Peter van der Vliet on historical ties and marathons

              Encouraging innovation among Japanese startups

              Tom Kelley

              Tom Kelley of D4V and IDEO on unlocking the country’s creative potential

                Expanding the narrative of adjusting to life abroad

                Ben Jennings

                Ben Jennings on creative forays and his role in NHK’s ‘Home Sweet Tokyo’

                  Eye for architecture meets luxury hotel management

                  Matthias Sutter

                    Life abroad characterized by gratitude and diligence

                    Alison Beale

                    University of Oxford’s Alison Beale on community and cultural relations

                      Newest post met with open-minded enthusiasm

                      Hartmut Schick

                      Hartmut Schick reflects on over three decades of opportunity with Daimler

                        Enduring lessons on the importance of community

                        James McCready

                        Adobe’s James McCready reflects on childhood friendships and MLB days

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