Yvonne Burton’s Senpai Success Story

JCNYC Business Editor Yvonne Burton is featured in Ikigai Connections! Her “Senpai Success Story” chronicles her experiences as a Black Jamaican American woman who fully immersed herself in Japan. As a result, she created lasting friendships and a fulfilling career. What is “Senpai”? The word “senpai” means “mentor” or “teacher.” The nuance is that a senpai is someone you look up to, who takes you … Continue reading Yvonne Burton’s Senpai Success Story

When Writing to Americans, Get to the Point

Today we have a guest writer, Liz Danziger of Worktalk, whose motto is “Better Writing. Better Business.” I attended Liz’s webinar on “Three Ways to Overcome the Organizational Costs of Poor Writing” that provided simple steps that individuals can take to improve their written communications. Did you know research estimates that poor writing costs businesses up to $400 billion annually? I was very excited when … Continue reading When Writing to Americans, Get to the Point

Tech Fluency Webinar for Pacific Tango Group

Tech Fluency: A Critical Element for Global Business Success Wednesday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m. EDT Online Admission: Free As a follow up to my article on Tech Fluency earlier in the year, I will deliver a webinar for Pacific Tango Group, a consortium of international business professionals helping Asia Pacific-originated companies succeed in the US. The ability to use modern IT tools fully to … Continue reading Tech Fluency Webinar for Pacific Tango Group

Making an Ikigai Connection with a Nihongo Jobs Expert

I recently interviewed Kasia, the inspirational and dynamic creator of Ikigai Connections and the Nihongo Job Board, to get the story of her journey in Japan-U.S. business. Kasia is committed to helping people link their careers to their interest in Japan with Career Ikigai. The full interview is below. Tell us about your background with Japan and how you came to be where you are … Continue reading Making an Ikigai Connection with a Nihongo Jobs Expert

Pop-Up Market Featuring Japanese Products Returns to NowHere

DECO BOKO Market Friday, June 18 through Saturday, July 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. NowHere – 40 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome Streets) Admission: Free (Products for sale) DECO BOKO Market returns to NowHere this Friday. DECO BOKO is an online, wholesale trade show in the U.S. that focuses on Japanese products in the design/gift industry. Organizers support smaller Japanese brands and manufacturers, … Continue reading Pop-Up Market Featuring Japanese Products Returns to NowHere