Our gatherings


We have several types of gatherings:
Our Salons help you understand politics and economics, in Japan & globally.
Our Custom Member Lunches are set up for members who request to meet one particular person to discuss one particular topic.
Our CEO Summits combine peer mentoring and best practice sharing for specific, practical topics, such as improving B2B sales in Japan, or understanding digitalization. It’s the right and privilege of a DN member to request any of the above meeting types.

At this DN Salon, two of Tokyo’s top international journalists, Régis Arnaud and Yann Rousseau, will bring the mallet down on the guilt or innocence of Carlos Ghosn, the former boss of Nissan. Indeed, the team recently completed one of the best investigations to date into the Ghosn Case, entitled “Le Fugitif: Les Secrets De Carlos Ghosn”. (Details below, French & Japanese only). They interview dozens of people, trace the...

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What happened? How did we get here? Millions of people are facing serious challenges. Governments are facing historic falls in output, budget deficits, consumption, and tax revenue. The many living closer to the absolute poverty line in supply chain hubs like India, Africa and SE Asia will suffer more. How did we get here? Dr Paul Scalise, an internationally renowned expert on ‘framing’ will illustrate the extreme reaction to Covid 19...

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At this Summit a CEO and DN member wishes to brainstorm the form and function of the post-Covid 19 office. The group is by invitation only and consists gaishikei CEOs. Many CEOs (as attested on the Delphi ‘classifieds’ Whatsapp forum) are taking this opportunity to trim office space and office costs. With WFH now well established, this looks like an obvious solution. But where does that leave the office? One DN adviser mentioned that...

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We tend to define ‘democracy’ relative to non-democratic countries, such as China. However, democratic systems vary widely even within developed countries. The UK has an all-powerful legislature (parliament); France allowed General De Gaulle to opt for the powerful presidential model; Japan is a rough copy of the UK system; while Germany and Italy avoid the centralization of power for historical reasons. Within a country, huge changes...

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It’s difficult to really like Toyota. The cars are a little boring. The president is no Elon Musk. Cars are not quite politically correct, in any case. And the theme of Japanese manufacturing prowess is both well known and increasingly unconvincing. But we should not stop there. The auto industry is Japan’s most important industry. And within that, Toyota is the most important company. In other words, Toyota is the most important...

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Delphi on Zoom – When: Friday, June 26, 3pm. Please note: to help networking, we will start at 2.45pm. We will also keep the meeting open for 10 minutes after the event finishes at 4.15pm. A list of attendees’ emails will be sent around after the event (actual attendees only). Invoicing will occur after the event. Where: On Zoom. A link will be sent at 2.45pm. Who: Prof. Tomas Casas i Klett of the University of St Gallen...

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For our next ‘Delphi on Zoom’ Salon, we welcome Delphi’s favourite political analyst Glen S. Fukushima. “Japan, Covid 19 and the US Presidential Election” When: June 17 3pm on ZOOM (A link will be sent shortly before the event). Who: Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Global Center for American Progress Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gfukushima/ Price: 5,000 for non-members; 2,000 for members. Is the next US...

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Dear Members and Advisers, I am pleased to invite you to our first Zoom meeting. Please note you do NOT need to download Zoom to attend. Just click on the link. The meeting is NOT recorded, nor should it be by attendees. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/749949469?pwd=TXJpVGtlZjRHaFFuLy84Y1REY1ovZz09 Dear Members and Guests, Work From Home sounds peaceful and simple. It usually is, but less so during the worst economic and social...

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Delphi CEO Benchmarking Breakfast Cost: 3,000 yen (please bring the correct change, if possible) Time: 8-9.15am Location: CrissCross Cafe, 5 Chome-7-28 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062, 03-6434-1266, Web site: https://www.tysons.jp/crisscross/ Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/3hrHCA97e51NQhjj7 Due to the Coronavirus, we will be sitting outside, for not more than 75 minutes, in a small group not exceeding 8 people, with spacing....

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