This week is at Kanta’s adventure.
He took my class for the first time just 6 years ago, when he joined the college. Even he was in a different department, I opened to the other students for the opportunity to touch a fun of learning business and management. Kanta happened to find a class between his other important class with my class, he just took it without any other reasons.
But his interest in the business has surged week by week.
As one of the first presenters of the last presentation, Kanta had full confidence and completed his 5 minutes…
This week was a commencement week. On Monday, I attended the ceremony in Kyoto and surrounded by many smiles which were brighter than the sunshine. These big smiles remind me a story about past leaders who were also like sunshine.
It was 1989, when Mr. Noboru Goto, Chairman of Tokyu Group passed away. …
My SHUKATSU (job-hunting for undergraduates) Café through Zoom goes on, more than once a week. Getting into the further stage of the interview, the request from the students comes up to more detail on strategy and tactics.
At the application, most of the HR office of the corporate use AI for picking up remarkable students, the same as keywords pick-up at Google search, and I am teaching how picky words they should put into their applications.
After this process, the crucial part is an interview.
As most of my old friends know; I am a bit old-fashioned.
A long time ago, when I listened to “Stardust” by Nat “King” Cole (https://youtu.be/0Uenuie_4ac), my father came down to the living room with a smile to say “Masahiro, you like this song, that should be with my generation”.
My parents love this city and particularly my father loves to walk down to Hyde Park every morning during their stay at a small flat. …
This book, Analects and Abacus (https://www.nippon.com/en/currents/d00274/), is The class book, written by Baron Shibusawa in 1916, who is a founder of Japan’s business platform and Hitotsubashi University (the first business school in Japan) where I belong to its Alumni. Indeed, I read during my undergraduate days, and after being a business person, but this book never rang my bell, like now.
After a new graduate about 30 years ago, I have been involved in investment activities in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong where the rule of the market drives the whole activities. …
This week is on a lesson from Take, at Nakagawa Zemi 3ki.
Take always enjoys a top-notch GPA at the college and performed quite well at the presentation of the last big event for Sophomore as one of the major presenters.
At the grading review, I found that Take took very limited classes this semester, even with keeping a still high GPA. Contacted him through messenger, he replied with a decent message.
Sensei, I set a mission to start-up my own business by the age of 26 (now 23), Computer Programming should be a key skill, aside from class in…
This week is on Liberal Arts class.
Yesterday, I may not be alone to feel a real Bushido (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushido) in Naomi Osaka’s whole gestures at the Australian Open Tennis.
Her play was nearly perfect through the tournaments. Once facing a difficulty, she never lost temper and demonstrated a great adjustment after these challenges. But the most astonishing part is her manners.
After every match, she brought empty water bottles to the trash by herself, and always respect the other, her team, and the audience first. …
This week, inspired by my communication with my friend in Hong Kong.
My journey with Hong Kong started in the year 2002 and met one of my best friends there and that encounter helps me to explore a much wider world and asks me to spend always quite occupied Chinese New Year for already 19 years. But! I spent quality time with that friend from Hong Kong last Chinese New Year, This week has been the first “quiet week” for me. …
Tak is more than 10 years friend to whom I met in London. Tak is now the group head of one of the largest property developers in Japan and kind to keep good touch with me to update the market and the other private matter, including with my best friend in Hong Kong.
A great business person has the same habit; quick response, and indeed Tak lives in this world. Promptly we communicate well through e-mail, chat, and Zoom, but this time I visited his new office in central Tokyo for the first time.
Quality of one hour passed like…
Please allow me to explore what is learning from Koki, a senior at my class.
Koki joined my class in sophomore year. In the beginning, it is far away from passion to the class. Koki started baseball from elementary school and joined Baseball Club at this college. Koki came to the class anyway but did not demonstrate any passion to the class at the beginning.
Gradually and gradually, we communicate with each other and after around one year, he kindly talked about his family and his issues around him.
In the early spring, Koki decided to quit baseball. Can you…
Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Visiting Professor, Kyoto Gakuen University, Owner of J.H. Partners Limited.