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.
October 16, 3pm on Zoom One of the challenges for foreign CEOs in Japan is dealing with Japanese companies. The consequences of getting the relationship wrong are severe: suppliers stop supplying, buyers stop buying, distributors stop distributing. If the situation deteriorates badly enough, foreign companies might get a visit from the Fair Trade Commision or the tax authorities. Japanese business is an ecosystem, and issues with one...Event Details
Dear Mobility Maniacs, once known as Petrolheads! This is our MONTHLY f2f meeting. UPDATING WITH LOCATION & COST 4,000 yen, to be paid by Paypal. (If you need to pay on the day, let me know). This gets you a full Western breakfast (juice, coffee, toast, eggs & bacon, yoghurt and fruit).We may get this cheaper going forward. We are currently: 1/ Me 2/ Alejandro Espada (Faurecia) 3/ Fabio Casablanca (Brembo) 4/ Michael Line...Event Details
You are welcome to come to the FCCJ for the F2F component. Please let me know, and I will meet you on the 5F of the FCCJ We will keep the meeting short and sharp, only 45 minutes. The meeting follows Chatham House rules. NEW INFORMATION: Somebody asked if there was going to be a speaker. The answer is ‘no’. This is a roundtable discussion for benchmarking/threat anticipation/best practice sharing. This retail group...Event Details
What Next? We have just lost Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. What next? Hopefully, Japan does not go back to the pre-Abe era, characterised by debt, deflation and demographic crisis, not to mention a ‘revolving door’ of mediocre and interchangeable prime ministers. But in the short term, we must worry about deputy-PM Taro Aso taking over as interim leader. He is a fiscal hawk under the sway of the Ministry of...Event Details
For this talk, we are lucky to have one of the finest journalists of his generation, as well as one who has tracked the President’s every move for years. Please note that VOA is rigorously non-partisan and journalists are under strict instructions not to twist the facts to suit their own biases. Guests can look forward to a neutral, lucid and insightful discussion. Is President Trump the Zombie President? In Zombie movies, the dead...Event Details
Speaker: To enable the speaker to discuss his ideas freely, his/her identity will be kept secret until the event. S/he is a sophisticated macro-economist who speaks fluent Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English. He is familiar with the business, cultures, politics and economics of the key Asian economies. The event will be run according to Chatham House Rules. Fee: 2,000 yen for members; 5,000 for non members. “If you want to invest in...Event Details
A while ago, Delphi members and guests brainstormed about ‘e-commerce’. We decided to assume e-commerce referred to physical goods, so the event attracted CEOs from companies selling perfume, couture, shoes and so on. Scott however, left unsatisfied. What happens if you run a company selling back-office and business expansion services like Tricor? What about if you are selling PR, banking, insurance, education and consulting? As is...Event Details
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...Event Details
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...Event Details
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...Event Details