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Rina Sawayama Sings with Elton John in a Heartfelt Inspirational Song

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Niigata born singer and songwriter, Rina Sawayama reaches out to music to put out a strong message about humanity and choices we all make in life. At a time when…

Connect, Share and Grow with Catalyst4MBAs

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Is your career development where it should be? Are you conveying the right network image, or are you still looking for the right people and connecting platforms? Damon Mackey, President…

Isao Tsuji: How an Italy-Trained Japanese Chef Revolutionized Cuisine Options in Winter

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The pleasant smell of freshly baked pizzas fill the air as skiers and snowboarders glided down the gentle slopes of Iwappara. A well-known pizzeria located on the snowy mountains in…

A Road That Plays Music?

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From north to south and east to west, Japan it's a land of bustling cities, ancient temples, stunning scenery, tiny houses, narrow streets, restricted spaces, factories, office blocks, and concrete…

The Future of Internship?

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The world is officially more than a year into the pandemic with no end in sight. With some success cases, more worrying news emerge with the fast-mutating strains emerging in…

Andreas Moellmann: How Marketing Finally Saves the World

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Today’s consumers inhabit a world where information is readily available and easily accessible. Thanks to a variety of online platforms, users are now able to join and form diverse communities…

What is Golden Week in Japan?

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Situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extended from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea…

Toru Miwa: Wastewater Research and International Collaboration to a Better Tomorrow

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As the business world evolves faster than ever, students are finding it increasingly harder to seek for employment upon graduation. For students like Toru Miwa of the Nagaoka University of…

Zhiming Shen: Developing Technologies to Combat COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect industries and our way of life across the world. After more than one year of living with the coronavirus pandemic, we have developed new…

Wilasinee Kotcharoen: Scaling the Heights of Success in Japan

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Clad in light yellow sweater, the cheery and smiley Wilasinee, also known as Mod, took some time off her busy schedule on a sunny Friday afternoon to speak to the…

How the Insurance Industry Continues to Meet the Moment 400 Years On

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When disaster or other uncertainties strike, an insurance policy can help individuals, businesses, and organizations mitigate the impact of any substantial financial loss. It was said that life insurance dates…

Is art really interesting? An interview with Gaia Menegoni art curator’s assistant at Akio Nagasawa Gallery in Tokyo

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Gaia's portrait au salins  de Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, Montpellier, France. Photo by Federico Drigo THE BIG INTERVIEW with GAIA MENEGONI about what an art curator assistant job consists of within an art…

Growth Mindset: The Imperative for Business Transformation

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An interview with Keith Fujii, Head of Asia Pacific at LaSalle Investment Management  A growth mindset, or the belief that intelligence and ability are not fixed but can be developed…

Echigo-Tsumari: Of Ageing, Agriculture and Art

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The population in Japan has been on a steady decline for the past decade. The United Nations predicted the shrink of Japan’s population from 128 million in 2010 to approximately…

Think Like a Futurist with Disruptive Innovation in Mind

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We live in times rapidly shaped by a variety of shifting forces. The scope of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, genome sequencing, energy storage…

Cecilia Siu: What Do We Mean by Effective Workplace Communications?

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Peter Drucker once said, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” Communications in the workplace is one of the signs of a high-performance culture,…

Passion for Clean Water: Nur Adlin’s Story

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The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), also known as the global goals, is a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people…

Look Before You Leap: Testing Market Demand for E-Commerce

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The ease of use of e-commerce platforms and the promise of quick and enormous profits have drawn many to pour vast amounts of capital into the business hastily. But while…

Best of Both Worlds: Combining Business Experience and Education to Pursue Passions, Skills, and Productivity

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You can teach the business theory and refer to some practical cases illustrated in business management literature. However, the best practical experience that can benefit learners more is what the…

Is Design Thinking Overrated and Impossible?

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"My students think Design Thinking is overrated, focusing too much on positivity and lacking the necessary critique to gain deeper insights. It is not as effective as everyone says it…

Allan Wu: On the Future of Logistics

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People have been moving supplies from one point to another for centuries. The necessity to bring food, equipment, and baggage from a source to a destination gave rise to the…


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CEO, Zero Waste Japan

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Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE)

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Anthony Swartz

Sr. Technical Sales Engineer, Murata Electronics

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Angela Hondru

Japonologist and Professor, Hyperion University

Anne Stenros

Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology

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Dev Glover

Digital Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker

Fumiaki Tajiri

Fumiaki Tajiri

Founder & CEO, Worldvoice Communications Inc.

President, LIKEART RESOURCES and Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology

Keita Sugiyama

Global Business Services Consultant, IBM

Senior Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology

Kiyoshi Ohishi

Kiyoshi Ohishi

Vice President, Nagaoka University of Technology

Nobuhiko Azuma

Nobuhiko Azuma

President, Nagaoka University of Technology

Tetsuya Kaida

Founder & CLO, Nagaoka University of Technology Idea Lab

Zohrab Chong

Founder & CEO, Enablerz Consulting & Solutions

Christian Kuhna

Founder and CEO of USDC, Urban Society Design Consultancy, Shanghai (China)

Senior Lecturer, Nagaoka University of Technology

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