Regional Women in Leadership with Jessica Cork (Hiroshima, 1997-2000)
Check out the recording of the Regional Women in Leadership webinar organized by the U.S.-Japan Council. Hosted by Masami Izumida Tyson, the program features Jessica Kennett Cork, (Vice President of Community Engagement and Corporate Communications of YKK Corporation of America) Nozomi Morgan (CEO and founder of Michiki Morgan Worldwide), Maki Futami (Managing Director, Trust Solutions, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP), and Christine Karbowiak Vanek (Former Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Executive Vice President, Bridgestone Americas). This group of female leaders speak openly and honestly about their career paths, what makes a great leader, and the challenges they have faced along their journeys.
Japanese Teacher Faye Valtadoros Featured by the Japanese Business Society of Detroit
Former JETAA USA Country Representative and former USJETAA Board Member Faye Valtadoros (Kagawa, 1998-2000) was featured in the Japanese Business Society of Detroit JBSD Monthly Newsletter (Japanese only)
The Fallen Fortress Documentary by David Caprara
Check out this documentary made by journalist David Caprara (Nara, 2012-2014)! He moved from NYC back to the village in Nara where he taught as a JET from 2012 to 2014 and heard that there was a plane crash there during WWII. He did some research and discovered that the crash took place on the Buddhist holy mountain of Mt. Omine, visible from his backyard. In this documentary, NHK World shows about the journey of uncovering what happened and the quest to meet eyewitnesses in Japan and bereaved family members in the USA 76 years after the war.
TSUNAGU: Bridge-Builders — Activ8 Interview Series: Greg Beck, Founder of Sake Secret, and Certified Sake Sommelier
Greg Beck was a JET in Hiroshima. After 5 years on JET, Greg returned to the U.S. with his future wide open. After considering a few different directions, he was offered a job as a television news producer with Tokyo Broadcasting Systems (TBS) in New York City. After moving back to Los Angeles, he discovered a path to becoming a sake sommelier.
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