Inside Japan 3: David Wagner 2/2

Dr. Adam Kassab, Professor of GLOBIS University in Tokyo, invites a variety of guests from around the world to discuss people, culture and business from an “Inside Japan” perspective. The third guest is Mr. David Wagner, managing director, Asia Media Strategy.


Inside Japan No.3 – David Wagner 2/2

Guest: David Wagner, managing director, Asia Media Strategy
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: May 16, 2012
Venue:GLOBIS Tokyo campus, Japan
Duration: 10:57

Comments from the series host
David Wagner, master trainer and long term resident of Japan shares with us his unique viewpoints touching on; Government and TEPCO media handling of the 3.11 crisis, indirect styles of Japanese communication, Strengths of both Japanese and American ways of doing business and what can be learnt from each other, how Japan has changed over the last 30 years, erosion of Japanese values, barriers to creativity and growth, and tips on how to get on with Japanese. Many thanks to David for taking the time to visit us at GLOBIS for Inside Japan.

Adam Kassab, GLOBIS

Guest Speaker

Based in Tokyo, he has been a trainer/coach for 25 years and conducted over 4,000 business communication seminars in Japan, Asia-Pacific, North America and the Middle East for over 390 companies and organizations.
Over the past 11 years, David has focused on media management training and conducted more than 2,000 sessions for organizations such as Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Hartford Insurance, HSBC, and the Prime Minister's office (Japan).
In 2011 he worked with 42 corporate clients among which 32 were large, global firms.
David received a Master’s Degree from the Monterey Institute of International Policy Studies in California where he specialized in Japan’s economic and political system.

Series host

Dr. Kassab has extensive business experience across Asia as well as in Europe and the USA. He has held senior positions at Sanyo Electric, a global Japanese electronics manufacturer, Mercer, a US based global HR Consulting firm, and most recently at Culture Convenience Club, the dominant Japanese player in the consumer entertainment and lifestyle sector. His work has ranged from facilitating European wide strategic planning sessions aimed at exploring synergies and enhancing competitiveness, developing ways to internationalize and globalize business operations, and implementing change programs for overseas subsidiaries.

As well as his strong professional background he also recently completed doctoral research looking into the use of Stories and Storytelling in Organizations as a tool for inspiring employees and bringing about visionary change.

Bachelors degree, History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, International Resources and Development Studies, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, Organization Change, Ashridge Management Center (UK); Doctoral Research, Hitotsubashi University (JPN)