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Published on July 5th, 2017

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GR Japan: Where business and government meet Published on July 5th, 2017

In Japan, politics and policymaking are often seen by businesses as mysterious processes, but in a world undergoing rapid change, it is more important than ever that the public and private sectors communicate effectively. GR Japan is actively working to bridge that gap, showing that what works in Brussels and Washington, DC, can be effective in Tokyo, too.

Roundtable: Is “womenomics” working? Published on May 18th, 2017

The voices of women in business are growing louder in Japan, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thrown his weight behind this with his “womenomics” agenda. But how far are initiatives to empower women actually being implemented?

Strong leaders boost business Published on February 27th, 2017

BIJ.TV founder Robert Heldt speaks with Dr. Greg Story, president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan, to discuss key considerations for entrepreneurs trying to grow themselves and their business. Looking at motivation, delegation, communication and the need to move out of your comfort zone, Dr. Story examines ways to become a more effective leader and entrepreneur.

IHG and ANA co-brand for top quality Published on February 16th, 2017

IHG® has a range of hotel brands in Japan to meet the needs of modern travelers. Whether for business or pleasure, InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts offers true luxury experiences and personalized services that combine an understanding of cultures and customs from around the world with local knowledge to give guests the best of both worlds.

New global power city index shows shifting influence Published on October 25th, 2016

World cities vie for power and influence, and since 2008 the Global Power City Index has been measuring their performance.
The Mori Memorial Foundation’s executive director talks to BIJ.TV about this year’s results, and what they mean for Tokyo.

GSK and the Power of a Diverse Workforce Published on June 17th, 2016

Why adopt diversity? Why should large corporations go out of their way to create a workforce of people from all sorts of backgrounds? For global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline K.K. (GSK), the answer is simple: diversity and inclusion policies make perfect business sense. GSK President and Representative Director Philippe Fauchet OBE talks to BIJ.TV about how companies can create a culture and environment that attracts diversity and breeds innovation.

Executive Spotlight: Lanis Yarzab Published on September 24th, 2015

Following the establishment of Spring Professional Japan, Lanis Yarzab, the firm’s managing director, discusses challenges in the recruitment sector. Discover her approach to finding the perfect talent for different roles, and solutions for improving hiring processes. As Womenomics gathers pace, so, too, are companies’ efforts to hire women. In this exclusive interview, she tells BIJ.TV about what companies can do to ensure those efforts pay off, and female leaders become established.

Shingo Tsuji: Tokyo’s focus on 2020 Published on August 25th, 2015

Innovative cities and urban development were talking points for Shingo Tsuji, president and CEO of Mori Building Co., Ltd., at MIPIM Japan 2015 in May. Describing how innovations and social movements drive nations forward, he said lots of change is occurring in Japan thanks to Tokyo’s focus on 2020. For example, while the Japanese market had been stagnant for the last 20 years, investment is now coming from abroad. In this interview, he tells BIJ.TV about the knock-on effect of a city’s magnetic power, and advises on what should be done to encourage global companies to establish their Asian headquarters in Japan.

Kengo Kuma: Review the old to build new Published on August 25th, 2015

World-renowned architect Kengo Kuma discusses respect for nature and history in architecture in this interview with BIJ.TV. Speaking at MIPIM Japan 2015, a conference for professionals in the real estate industry, Kuma explained how respecting history means valuing the wisdom of people who, with care and passion, have created that history. Key to this are the architects of our cities and towns. Hear his ideas to boost Japan economically and culturally, how his vision of a smart city differs from that of many people around the world, and what he believes is Japan’s treasure.

Ken Livingstone: London 2012 Olympic Lessons Published on August 18th, 2015

BIJ.TV caught up with former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone at MIPIM Japan 2015, an inaugural conference for professionals in the real estate industry. Livingstone, who was mayor when London successfully bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was a guest speaker at the event, addressing a number of topics including city investment, sustainability, legacy and lessons learned from the Games. With Tokyo 2020 approaching, now is a great opportunity to learn from the man who began the UK’s journey to London 2012— one of the most successful host cities.