Marketing Episodes

April 10, 2021

Aiko Smith: On-Line Casino CEO wants you to win, big!

A fascinating look into the on-line gaming business in Japan with Aiko Smith, the CEO of Aloha Shark Casino. Aiko has more than 1…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Deanna Elstrom: Japan Consumer Insights Specialist

Deanna Elstrom is a veteran brand marketer, brand strategist, and consumer insights specialist. She has recently launched her own…

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Jan. 21, 2021

Taro Asano: Traditional Japanese Sword Craftsman

Dive into the world of traditional Japanese sword making with craftsman Taro Asano. He is one of only a handful of practicing "Ka…

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Jan. 6, 2021

Matthias Sutter: Luxury Hotel GM & Hospitality Leader

Welcome a true Hospitality Professional to the podcast. Mr. Matthias Sutter, the Rep. Director of Shangri-La Hotels Japan and the…

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Nov. 22, 2020

Seth Sulkin: Gourmet Food Delivery & Hotel Development Entrepreneur

This episode I sit down with Japan veteran and savvy businessman Seth Sulkin. He is the founder of Pacifica Capital an internatio…

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Nov. 7, 2020

Loic Bizel: Japan Fashion Trends Expert / Founder of "Leo & Lea"

This episode we discuss fashion in Japan and premium dog food. Not two topics often mentioned in the same sentence, but very rela…

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Oct. 21, 2020

Cynthia Usui: Author, Career Re-Inventor, and Female Empowerment Coach

Cynthia Usui is the Author of Eight things Full-time Housewives Should do Before Entering the Workforce . After 17 years as a sta…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Dominic Carter: Japan Market Entry and Branding Expert

This episode I sit down with Dominic Carter, an expert on Japan market entry, market research, and branding. Dominic shares great…

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July 6, 2020

Tim Sullivan's Hawaiian Airlines Story

This episode I continue my conversation with Tim Sullivan. Specifically, he talks about the hundreds of cross-cultural training s…

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May 21, 2020

Alex Bradshaw: Kagoshima Ambassador for Award-Winning SENGAN-EN

Alex Bradshaw is the ultimate Kagoshima spokesperson. It's rare to meet a foreigner so personally invested in any specific region…

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Feb. 17, 2020

Chris Thoma: Master Businessman & Story Teller

Originally from Bavaria, it was not coincidental that Chris and I shared "German" beers at the new and increasingly popular beer …

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Jan. 16, 2020

Per Rasmussen: Brand Marketing Guru

If you are interested in Brand Marketing you will love this episode of Business & Beers. I sit down for beers (and martinis) wit…

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