Rising Above: Using Asia’s Strengths to Build a Global Career 2/3

If the 21st century is indeed “the Asian century,” where does Japan stand and how can we hitch a ride on this road to greater global influence? To discuss these issues and more, GLOBIS welcomed Professor Yoko Ishikura as a special guest for our first Professional Seminar in 2013. Prof. Ishikura shared her insights on how to forge an exciting global career and discuss with GLOBIS Dean Tomoya Nakamura how Japanese, and Asians in general, can differentiate themselves and tap into a global market which is increasingly focused on our region. As educational professionals and Harvard Business School alumni, Prof. Ishikura and Mr. Nakamura also discussed the role of an MBA as an essential tool in building a global career.

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Professional Seminar:
"Rising Above: Using Asia’s Strengths to Build a Global Career" Part 2

Speaker: Professor Yoko Ishikura
Time and Date: 19:00 – 20:30, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
Venue: GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Language: English
Duration: 42:49

Guest Speaker

Boasting a wealth of experience abroad and in Japan, Professor Ishikura is an expert in global strategy, innovation and knowledge management, with a number of highly-rated publications to her name including the best-selling book How to Build a Global Career.

As the first Japanese woman to gain a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Harvard Business School, Prof. Ishikura’s journey from freelance translator to senior manager at McKinsey & Company and beyond is sure to inspire and motivate.

Professor Ishikura now is involved in developing media innovators with global perspectives at Keio Media Design. She is also the Vice Chair of Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills which offers leaders an opportunity to take their education and skills agenda to the next level, by raising global awareness on the need to improve education systems.

Dialogue Partner

At GLOBIS, Mr. Nakamura teaches subjects in the leadership area and has conducted various global training programs to GLOBIS' corporate clients. Prior to GLOBIS, Mr. Nakamura joined Marubeni Corporation and while seconded to Advantage Partners, worked on the reorganizations of invested companies. As General Manager of Fuji Machinery Mfg. & Electronics Corporation, he contributed in the rapid reorganization of the company. As Senior Managing Director at Sun-Life Corporation, he introduced a progressive ESOP for more than 250 employees, including part-time workers. Mr. Nakamura also writes a column, "Ki and Management" periodically at GLOBIS.JP. Mr. Nakamura earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Hitotsubashi University.