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Sep 09 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 9)

I hope you and your family in Tokyo are safe and managed to get through the typhoon and public transport disruption today. Unusually, no links from me today. One update. The Secretariat senior team spent most of this afternoon (and will also spend tomorrow morning) at the Financial Services Agency...
Sep 03 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 3)

Firstly this week I am delighted to welcome Atsushi Hirayama to our team. Atsushi joins us with a wealth of experience in the Securities Sector having worked for the last 20 years at Mizuho Securities. Prior to that he worked at Mitsui Trust and Banking and Japan Bankers Trust. His work at Mizuho...
Aug 29 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week

I hope you managed to take some time out to rest from the August Tokyo heat and humidity. It seems that from mid-September onwards the weather may start to be kinder. Three articles to highlight this week. On Workstyle Reform ; Workations' offer overworked Japanese a way out of the office. McKinsey...
Aug 06 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Aug. 6)

The dearth of AI skills in Japan is a frequently discussed topic these days. The government is doing its part to create an AI talent pool. However, some Japanese companies are taking the issue into their own hands. Daikin develops its own AI Talent Pool (courtesy of Reuters). Please note we will...

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