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

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

Human-Centric Work Environment

For the past several months, I have been co-authoring a series of articles with Yoko Kawai, Lecturer at Yale School of Architecture and co-founder of MIRAI Work Space. We’re focusing on “Human-Centric Work Environment: Design and Technology.” The series discusses ways for us to stay healthy while working in the New Normal that the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated by taking advantage of both spatial design and … Continue reading Human-Centric Work Environment

Tech Fluency

Technological Fluency That is a mouthful. I call it Tech Fluency. What is Tech Fluency? Let me define it by looking at its components. Technology: Techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives. Fluency: The quality or condition of being fluent. In addition, it is also defined as the ability to express oneself easily … Continue reading Tech Fluency

More Key Success Factors for Working Globally

In my last article, I wrote about key success factors for working globally based on a workshop I delivered recently. I focused on a simple exercise to demonstrate using empathy as a better way for team members to find common ground and understanding. I would like to continue with some other factors that play a part in global team dynamics and suggest ways to mitigate … Continue reading More Key Success Factors for Working Globally