We have several types of gatherings:
Our Salons help members understand politics and economics, in Japan and 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.
We have a have shareable calendar you can access on request, to get a sense of what we do.
Who Rules? Cui Bono? A forensic look at elites which make and share value, and those that plunder and degrade. A Delphi Salon with the architect of a groundbreaking global study on the study of national elites. Ironically, President Donald Trump was the first to truly raise the issue of how good our elites are. Vigorously slaughtering “sacred cows” to the Left and to the Right, he publicly asked the question that had been simmering...Read More
We have DN member Dr Stephane Perrey, Japan, NZ and Australia General Manager for Cytiva. Cytiva supplies the products and services which the big names rely on to produce the vaccines, meaning Stephane had a unique perspective. “COVID shook our lives, limiting our freedom, hurting the economy, leaving an ugly death toll and deep societal scars. But It could have been worse,” says Stephane. Stephane will share his first-hand experience...Event Details
Glen Fukushima will be helping us understand US politics in the run-up to another nerve-shredding presidential election. Glen is true “gaishi” royalty having served in senior positions in US government roles and also in the private sector, heading up Airbus Japan at one point, and coming within a whisker of becoming US Ambassador to the Chrysanthemum court. It will be a small-group, deep-dive, interactive session,...Event Details
We are meeting in the Private Dining Room of Cerise, the all-purpose restaurant at the back of the hotel (walk straight through the lobby towards the back of the hotel) This event is a business look at ESG, ie how to approach the topic like a CEO, and ensure it does not become a crippling cost centre, but is integrated into KPIs which benefit your business as a whole, and drive market share and earnings. Philip, our speaker, is a...Event Details
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...Event Details
LOCATION CHANGE For better social distancing due to a bigger than expected turnout, we are moving to a large private room in the Andaz Hotel Toranomon Hills. If you have already clicked yes, you do not need to do so again. “PPE Wars” with Tomo Hasegawa, CEO Medline Japan December 17, 8am – 930am. Location: private room (Kitchen Table, a private room inside the Tavern Grill & Lounge, 51F Andaz Hotel, Toranomon.) Map link:...Event Details
Sub-title: Michael Penn, Tokyo’s foremost independent political commentator, will explain what to expect. (Guerrilla Salons are what we cal very short notice meetings to respond to urgent events). Intro: Not only have we not gone back to normal after 2020’s ‘Annus Horribilis’, the situation has actually gotten worse. How did we get here? How do we get out of it? Michael Penn will discuss the 2021 State of Emergency, and contrast it to...Event Details
DELPHI F2F SALON (limited attendance) Title: Business and Economic Outlook for 2021 w/Franz Waldenberger, Director, DIJ Sub-title: How well are Japanese businesses and the country’s economy responding to COVID 19? Intro: Our speaker combines expertise in both the macro economy and Japanese business. He will give an entertaining and essential overview of Japan Inc’s strategy to cope with the pandemic. Japan’s economy is powerful enough...Event Details
Delphi Salon with Sven Palys co-CEO of Yuzukyodai October 9, 3pm Zoom “These are subtle concepts but it’s clear that it’s the foreign CEOs that actually grasp them that will storm ahead in the coming years” There are many books (I am reading “How We Lived then” by Norman Longmate) about how people change their habits profoundly during a crisis. Thus, practices and character traits Brits think of as typically “English” such as orderly...Event Details
When: 3pm on Zoom As foreign residents of Japan, we are of course interested in ‘understanding’ Japan (leaving aside whether that’s even possible). But one aspect of Japan which makes this difficult is the glossing over of Japan’s experience in its Long War from 1931-1945 – more than a decade of horrors, culminating in the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With public discourse on its recent past stifled for practical...Event Details