Interview

Interview August 2017

Powering on

Lady Barbara Judge CBE on nuclear technology, corporate governance and women
Interview February 2016

Navy liaison post restored after 92 years

Officer reflects on importance of role
Interview January 2016

Selling English

The work of a skilled chameleon
Interview November 2015

More services, partners and businesses

British Council’s new Japan director aims to expand its profile
Interview September 2015

More than money

New recruits want CSR, diversity and mobility
Interview September 2015

Support lacking for death penalty

London-educated academic explodes myth of public opinion
Interview April 2015

Learning from the changing face of London

Tokyo to welcome UK city planning expert
Interview March 2015

Steve Borthwick

The former England captain has an important role in preparing Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Interview January 2015

Viorel Isticioaia-Budura

The new EU envoy to Japan shares his thoughts on bilateral trade relations.
Interview December 2014

Land of opportunity

Unilever's president and chief executive explains why Japan is a sophisticated market with savvy consumers.
Interview October 2014

Recruitment Industry still on Solid Ground

Economic confidence has resulted in an increasing number of European firms entering the Japan market.
Interview September 2014

Branding with the human touch

How one UK firm is tapping into Britishness to compete with the domestic auto industry.
Interview April 2014

old and new

Tomomi Araki, a registered architect in the UK and Japan, has a distinct view on the evolution of cities and buildings.
Interview December 2013

Andrew Symonds

Symonds is the president of AgustaWestland Japan and the head of North East Asia operations.
Interview October 2013

Pierre de Villeméjane

The exciting launch of Waterford crystal brings to the Japanese market some of the firm's most iconic crystal stemware, barware and giftware collections.
Interview September 2013

Basil le roux

We have to learn about the local culture, as well as challenge the status quo where appropriate. We are an international business with offices in 34 countries. Localising what we do while maintaining our values and culture is particularly important.
Interview September 2013

Philippe Fauchet

Throughout our long history, GlaxoSmithKline K.K. (GSK Japan) has contributed to the health and quality of life of the Japanese people with an extensive list of products and services.
Interview September 2013

Vishal Sinha

British Airways [BA] has a long-standing history in Japan; in fact, 2013 marks our 65th anniversary of flights to Tokyo.
Interview August 2013

Jonathan Sampson

Hays Japan provides recruitment-related services covering permanent placement, temporary staffing, IT consulting and recruitment process outsourcing.
Interview July 2013

Getting the Word Out:

Some of the biggest names in Japan’s corporate world—from Sony Corporation, Fujitsu and Olympus Corporation, to Panasonic Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Hoya Corporation—already have a firm foothold in Wales. But Edwina Hart says there is plenty of room for more.
Interview July 2013

EU–Japan FTA: Update

A 30-strong delegation from the European Commission held a second round of discussions on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan over 10 days in Tokyo in late May and early June.
Interview June 2013

Jeff Streeter

I am from Devon in the UK, and grew up on a farm. I studied English Language and Literature at university and have worked for the British Council—mostly outside the UK—for many years. I really enjoy living in Tokyo.
Interview May 2013

David Swan

In 2000, we expanded our specialist recruitment business to Tokyo. At that time, not many foreign recruitment firms were operating in Japan.
Interview May 2013

Yuzo Yagi

President, chairman and CEO of Yagi Tsusho Limited
Interview February 2013

Corporate Governance: The Western Way

Simon Chelton is co-founder of Engress Intercultural Senior Leadership (ISL), a UK-based consultancy that provides offsite workshops for Japanese business leaders to enable them to develop Western approaches to working with customers, clients, partners, employees, shareholders and regulators.
Interview January 2013

Ernfred Olsen

Founded in Edinburgh in 1727, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has over 140,000 employees and serves about 30mn customers in 38 countries. In the third quarter of 2012, RBS reported a core operating profit of £1.633bn, up from £980mn the previous year.
Interview November 2012

Access to Success

The ninth annual Access to Success—Doing Business in Kobe promotional seminar introduced the superior working and living environment of the Hyogo-Kobe area.
Interview November 2012

Takahisa Kashiyama

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL), OOCL Logistics Limited is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transport, logistics and terminal firms.
Interview July 2012

Hire, Train, Retain

Richard King is very aware of the wisdom of the old adage concerning eggs and baskets. In 2001, when specialist recruitment firm Michael Page International began its Japan operations, the initial rapid growth reflected the expanding banking and accounting sectors.
Interview May 2012

Robert Walters

The specialist recruitment firm that Robert Walters set up in 1985 today has 48 offices in 23 countries and plans to start operations in Munich and Rio de Janeiro in the near future.