OBISCO Associates Managing Director Joe O’Brien is an international management consultant based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Toshio Motoya, APA Group CEO, spoke with O’Brien about circumstances leading to Donald J. Trump’s presidency and the potential for future strategic developments in East Asia.
Entrepreneur James Nicholas Papatones, a former practicing small business and litigation attorney who does business in Japan focused on English-language Global Skills Training and education, previously attended a conference organized by the White House during the Ronald Reagan administration. Toshio Motoya spoke with Papatones about the Japanese-American relationship during the Donald J. Trump presidency and […]
H.E. Kais Darragi is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia, a popular tourist destination. After the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali administration was toppled in the Jasmine Revolution of 2010, the citizens have served a central role in making Tunisia into a democratic nation. Toshio Motoya spoke with Darragi about Tunisia’s […]
Member of the House of Councillors Satsuki Katayama is a politician with a conservative viewpoint and reliable, practical skills as well as ample bureaucratic experience in the Ministry of Finance. She also devotes efforts to disaster preparedness as acting chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council. Toshio Motoya spoke with Katayama about the […]
Yasushi Furukawa gained 20 years of bureaucratic experience before serving as the governor of Saga Prefecture for 11 years. He took advantage of good timing and was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014. Today he is active in the National Diet on the theme of invigorating rural regions. Toshio Motoya spoke with Furukawa […]
Even among the African countries undergoing striking growth, the Republic of Togo has contributed to arbitrating various conflicts in Africa and has gained an increased presence due to its political stability. Toshio Motoya asked many questions about Togo of Afognon Kouakou Sedaminou, the chargé d’affaires ad interim who just arrived in Japan this August.
Isao Tsukamoto left Kanazawa and went to Tokyo, where he founded a company in Akihabara at the age of 24 and developed it into a corporation that is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with an annual turnover of 250 billion yen. In this industry, it is said that only 200 […]
Member of the House of Representatives Masahiro Imamura devoted himself despite personal risk to the privatization of Japan National Railways and has continually maintained his convictions after becoming a member of the National Diet. Imamura is also working for reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and became a member of the Cabinet for the […]
Turkmenistan gained independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and became a permanently neutral country with the approval of the United Nations General Assembly in 1995. Toshio Motoya spoke with Dr. Gurbanmammet Elyasov, the Turkmen ambassador to Japan, about topics that provide useful information for Japan’s future. These include the sightseeing attractions, […]
Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama is a member of the House of Representatives. He was instrumental in settling the situation when Mr. Yukawa and Mr. Goto were abducted by the Islamic State in 2015 as the Chief of the Local Response Headquarters in Jordan. He is known for being experienced in diplomacy (e.g. he has served as […]