Episodes

June 23, 2021

Alex Debs: Luxury Travel Designer

Have you ever dreamed of an ultimate luxury vacation in Japan? If so, then Alex Debs is your man. He is the founder of Hitotoki,…

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June 6, 2021

Parissa Haghirian: Japanese Management Expert

Parissa Haghirian is an internationally renowned expert on Japanese Management and Leadership and a Professor of International Ma…

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May 25, 2021

Paul Kraft: Gummy Bear President Japan

Everything you ever wanted to know about the grocery & convenience store business in Japan with Haribo Japan President, Paul Craf…

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May 8, 2021

Jeff Crawford: Digital Marketing Expert & SEO advise for you!

Jeff Crawford is the president of Zo Digital, a bi-lingual digital marketing agency he founded over seven years ago. He describes…

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April 25, 2021

Neil Butler: Metropolis Magazine CEO and "Aussie Beef" Marketing Virt…

Neil Butler is a 40-year Tokyo veteran and CEO / Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. Neil is well-known in Japan from his successfu…

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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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March 21, 2021

Katheryn Gronauer: Helping Foreigners Thrive in Japan

Katheryn Gronauer is the founder of Thrive Tokyo. She is a cross-cultural trainer and business coaching entrepreneur based in To…

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March 6, 2021

Dr. Greg Story: Japan Sales, Business, Presentations Master & Author

Learn how to become a confident public speaker, a more effective presenter, and the formula for influential story-telling. Dr. G…

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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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Feb. 8, 2021

Eric D'Ignazio: Hospitality Business Entrepreneur

Eric D'Ignazio, a 14-year Japan hospitality veteran who's resume includes InterContinental Hotels and the The Accor Group. Eric …

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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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Dec. 25, 2020

Timothy Langley: Renowned Japan Business and Political Advisor & Advo…

An amazing and iconic Tokyo veteran - Timothy Langley. With over 40 years experience in Japan, Timothy is the founder of Japan's…

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Dec. 7, 2020

Guy Perryman: Award-Winning Broadcaster & Radio Personality

Award-winning broadcaster and radio host Guy Perryman. Guy's soothing and melodic voice has been heard throughout Japan for 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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Oct. 7, 2020

Brendhan Kelly: Hospitality Communication Manager

Brendhan Kelly is the Hospitality Communication Manager for the Tysons Group of restaurants. Tysons is most well known for Ivy Pl…

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Sept. 27, 2020

Mike Howard: Life after publishing "The Salaryman"

It has been seven months since we first met on this podcast to promote his just published book "The Salaryman". Since then, there…

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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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Aug. 23, 2020

Mary Reisel: "Compensated Dating" Researcher

Mary Reisel is an applied anthropologist, who has lived in Japan for nearly 20 years. Her main area of expertise is consumer psyc…

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Aug. 8, 2020

Katsura Sunshine: Master Rakugo Storyteller

Katsura Sunshine is the only Western Rakugo Master Storyteller in the world and only the 2nd in the history of traditional Japane…

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July 21, 2020

Jared Campion: Customized Camper Van Entrepreneur

Jared Campion is the co-founder of Dream Drive, a customized Camper Van rental company. Only a little over one-year old, Dream Dr…

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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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