Learning Groups


Dear Members, Advisers and Friends,  As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, please find the first DN Master Class event outlined below. Invitation only. One invitee told me he thought this event was aimed at new arrivals in Tokyo. That is not my intention. Deepening CEO relationships and gaining trust with Japan Inc is difficult – however long you have been in Japan, and I believe we have an unusually good speaker on the...

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Time: 8-9.30am  Location: A small private room insdeThe Tavern (lobby Restaurant) Andaz Hotel, Toranomon Hills. We are NOT at the lunchtime, bento box lunch venue, which is at the far end of the lobby.  1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-kuTokyo,  Japan, 105-0001 https://tokyo.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/the-tavern-grill-and-lounge.htmlTel: +81 3 6830 1234k Cost & menu: 5,000 members (no non members for this type of...

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Who might best run a foreign company in Japan? At this P-MBA, leading executives from Intel, Electrolux, Standard Chartered and DHL discussed the reasons for the outperformance of certain international companies in Japan, what Japanese executives can add in terms of local knowledge, but also how important it is to be steeped in the Western company’s philosophy and communicate it to Japanese staff. One attendee also warned about...

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Losing customer trust is every CEO’s nightmare. Whether it’s a crash-prone airline, Toyota (unfairly in retrospect) on the verge of ignominy after the “unintended acceleration” crisis, toxic eggs in the European food chain, poisoned dumplings in Japan…every company knows that the regulator and a panic-stricken public will be intent on ferocious punishment. At this P-MBA,  crisis experts Ross Rowbury of...

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