July 2019: Staff Spotlight 9

Welcome back to our Staff Spotlight series!
Here we will introduce people from our JTB Communication Design (JCD) team.

Today we have Hiroaki Yanagisawa and Kota Takahashi from our Event Production Team.
Spotlight, on!

Hiroaki Yanagisawa
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Current Position / Project
"As event management is my main trade, I manage and promote all events for domestic companies and other inbound projects."

Past Experience
"I have over 25 years of experience in the Event industry and managed many events over the years. Naming a few,
- Project at MEGA WEB
- Various Unique Venue events, like a Special event for corporate clients.
- Many corporate events at the Aichi Expo
- Shanghai Expo 2010
- Various Inbound & Outbound event projects

What do you think is most attractive about Japan?
"Most people say the four seasons is what makes Japan most attractive, and I have to agree with this. Japan's seasons are very well distinguished by both the weather as well as the many festivities and cultural activities that come with it. The change of the seasons is celebrated in many ways and it is a great something to experience for visitors. And of course, I have to mention the food. Japanese cuisine is something else, and you know what I mean once you experience it. "

What do you see as JCD`s strength?
"In our long experience in the meetings & events business, we have the ability to support both inbound and outbound projects and make your event into something that your attendees will definitely remember."

Any words to our future clients?
"Your life will change when you experience the beauty and power of Japanese culture. Come to Japan and let us support you in giving your attendees the experience of a lifetime! "

Kota Takahashi
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Current Position / Project
"I maily work on the management of conferences for IT companies, and event planning and management of developer companies in activating certain areas and regions, like the Tokyo God Valley Week, for example."

Past Experience
I worked on various domestic academic conferences, government-sponsored international conferences and also event planning and management at Unique Venues, like the Tokyo Prime Night Event."

What do you think is most attractive about Japan?
"I would say the most popular aspect of Japan, and then mostly speaking for Tokyo, is the coexistence in a large city of cutting-edge information, available in all kinds of shapes and forms, with nature and cultural elements that are great for tourists."

How do you support JCD`s global expansion?
"In this profession, you constantly learn new things. With a recent global project, I was able to learn that mutual understanding is born by trying to understand the culture of each place regardless of the methods which are cultivated in Japan, and it makes the process and collaboration go very smoothly."

Any words to our future clients?
"We will reach the success of your event by working together and going beyond language and cultural differences. I am looking forward to working with you on your next project!"

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