Are you planning to host your upcoming conference or incentive event in Japan? We, at Speakers Connect, are ready to assist you in identifying the most appropriate speakers on Japanese business, economy and culture, to inspire your audience. Some of the Japanese speakers whom you would be interested in:
Morinosuke Kawaguchi is an innovation and competitive strategy consultant, futurist, author and designer. He is the founder and CEO of Morinoske Co. Ltd., a creative future laboratory based in Tokyo. As Japan’s foremost futurist, he serves as a strategy advisor to the Japanese government and to some of the world’s largest multinationals. These organizations adopted Morinosuke’s future forecasting book メガトレンド2014-2023 ( MEGATRENDS 2014-2023) as the base for their future strategy. This unique book analyzing and outlining the future in fifty megatrends across all industries, was published in December 2013, has been selling very well in Japan.
Japanese born, and graduated from a U.S. college, Toshihide Iguchi joined Daiwa Bank’s NY branch in 1976. While he was a securities custody officer, he was given a secondary role of managing the bank’s bond portfolio.
His experiences through one of the most profound and the longest rogue trading situations in history has given him valuable insight into the psychology of people– traders, corporate management, banking regulators, auditors, lawyers, judges, etc. His mission is to educate the public on what rogue trading is all about by dispelling the myths surrounding it so that we may avoid further incidents of rogue trading.
Dr. Michio Kaku is a futurist, theoretical physicist, best-selling author and scientist of world renown. He is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. His goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything”, a single equation that unifies the 4 fundamental forces of the universe. From interviews to documentaries, Dr. Kaku has explained the most fascinating and complex ideas in science today. On television he has been featured on the PBS documentaries: Einstein Revealed, Stephen Hawking’s Universe, and Science Odyssey.
Motoshige Itoh, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, is an expert on Japan’s economy and finance. He has served as President of the National Institute for Research Advancement since February 2006, and held the post of Dean at the Gradual School of Economics from 2007 to 2009. He was professor of the Graduate School of Economics and the Faculty of Economics since 1993, and Assistant Professor in Economics since 1982. He has served in various government committees, including the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning Agency, Fair Trade Commission, and others and was a member of Economic Strategy Council in 1998-1999. He has been an advisor to the Statistical Division at the Bank of Japan, and a visiting scholar at various institutions, including the Department of Economics at Harvard University, the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University, and Research Institute at the Bank of Japan. He has published numerous books and papers on Japan’s economy and finance. He received his BA from Tokyo University and PhD from University of Rochester, both in Economics.
Eisuke Sakakibara serves as an Advisor of VWR International Ltd. Dr. Sakakibara is an Advisor of Wipro Ltd and has been a Professor of Economics in Keio University of Japan since 1999. Dr. Sakakibara was posted as Economist at the International Monetary Fund in 1971 and was the visiting Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He has also served as Director-General, International Finance Bureau, Japan from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, he became the Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan. Dr. Sakakibara was nicknamed “Mr. Yen” when he directed Japan’s foreign-exchange policy from 1997 to 1999. He worked with the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan since 1965. He served as a Director of Wipro Ltd., from January 1, 2002 to September 2005. He served as a Member of Advisory Board, Japan of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., from February 2005 to March 2005 and Lehman Brothers Inc., from February 2005 to March 2005. Dr. Sakakibara holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Yamaguchi Eriko is the CEO and Chief Designer of Mother house Ltd. Co, company that has 18 shops in Japan and Taiwan. She was born in 1981, Saitama, Japan, and graduated from Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University. She participated in an internship of Inter-American Development Bank and then enrolled to the Master degree of Development studies in Bangladesh BRAC University. She stayed there for 2 years, worked as a trainee in a Dhaka Branch of a Japanese famous trading company in daytime and went to the night graduate school. She went back to Japan 2 years later and started up the Mother house Ltd. Co, with a mission of “making a world class brand from Developing countries”. Bags and Accessories are designed and produced in Bangladesh and Nepal, and selling in Tokyo, Fuoka, Osaka as well as Taiwan, altogether 18 shops.
She was named Young Global Leader (YGL) in 2008. She was awarded as Harvard Business School Club of Japan, entrepreneur of the year, 2012.