Inside Japan 7: Takeshi Yoshimura

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 seventh guest is Mr. Takeshi Yoshimura, Executive General Manager, Tsutaya Company, Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.

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Inside Japan No. 7 – Takeshi Yoshimura

Guest: Takeshi Yoshimura, Executive General Manager Tsutaya Company, Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: August 23, 2012
Venue:GLOBIS Tokyo campus, Japan
Duration: 16:34

Guest Speaker

Since he Joined CCC from Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd in October 1985, he became a board member at CCC corporate headquarter, in charge of commercial goods, and affiliated companies. After being president of Esquire Magazine Japan Inc and manager at Planning & Strategy Group at Gaga Communications, Inc, now he is president of Culture Publishers Company, a division of CCC, and he engages in acquiring distribution rights of American and European films and Asian TV drama especially Korean, moreover, he involves in music planning, production, and importing.


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)

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