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The Japan Issue

JUNE 2022



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Leadership , The Japan Issue

To Japan

Sir Alan Parker reflects on his father’s love for the country as Brunswick opens its first permanent Tokyo office.


ESG and Sustainable Business - 01 MAY 2024

Familial Footsteps

Ken Shibusawa is Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism. The Brunswick Senior Advisor reflects on the ESG landscape today, opportunities ahead for Japanese companies and the legacy of his famous ancestor, called “the father of Japanese capitalism.”

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Leadership - 16 JUNE 2022

Abenomics: The Sequel

In fall of 2020, Brunswick’s Yoichiro Sato, a former member of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's office, offered his insights into the outgoing prime minister’s power and how his policies could fare under the new Suga administration. By Daisuke Tsuchiya.

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Crisis - 16 JUNE 2022

05:46 GMT March 11 2011 – Disaster struck

I awoke to a call from a friend who urged me to turn on the TV. I’d had an eerily similar call years earlier, on the morning of January 17, 1995, when an earthquake had struck the city of Kobe (also at 5:46am – Japan time).


Geopolitical and Regulatory - 08 APRIL 2021

Japan Inc. Eyes the World

The country’s quiet approach to cross-border investment is changing. Brunswick’s Matthew Brown spoke with two experts in Japan’s M&A activity: RPC Partner Nigel Collins and southgate co-founder Mangyo Kinoshita.

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Leadership - 21 JUNE 2022

Familiar Face of Good

Centuries-old traditions in Asia offer new value. By Tim Payne, Joanna Donne, Daisuke Tsuchiya and Yoichiro Sato.

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Technology, Media and Telecoms - 23 AUGUST 2021

Lighting the Future

Professor Shuji Nakamura’s Nobel Prize-winning invention was the achievement of years of solitary, dedicated research. By Jessica Gang.

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Leadership - 21 JUNE 2022

The Rise of Japanese Rugby

Kensuke Iwabuchi, Chairman and CEO of Japan Rugby Football Union, talks to Daisuke Tsuchiya and Misato Nasukawa about building on Japan’s string of international successes in the sport.

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Leadership - 16 JUNE 2022

The View from Outside

In 2016, Osamu Nagayama was leader of the board of Chugai and Sony. He talked to Brunswick’s Daisuke Tsuchiya

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Geopolitical and Regulatory - 16 JUNE 2022

Turn on the Power

Then TEPCO Chairman Takashi Kawamura spoke with Brunswick’s Daisuke Tsuchiya about the future after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant incident, and how a “Last Man” perspective can supercharge Japan’s workforce.

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Leadership - 21 JUNE 2022

The Right Chemistry

From baby diapers to electric vehicles, Nippon Shokubai’s portfolio touches all manner of sustainable products. CEO Yujiro Goto talks to Brunswick’s Daisuke Tsuchiya and Ayumi Ban about the secret behind the chemical company’s proprietary technology.

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Geopolitical and Regulatory - 21 JUNE 2022

Activism Alert

A historic swell of shareholder activism in Japan looms. Brunswick experts explain how companies can prepare—and the critical importance of having a digital strategy.


Leadership - 21 JUNE 2022

Culture Catalyst

The day after his retirement as General Counsel for Panasonic, Laurence W. Bates talks to Brunswick’s David Ashton about his personal stake in transparency and his long career bridging cultures.


Leadership - 16 JUNE 2022

Capitalism: A Coming of Age Story

Mitsubishi Research Institute Chairman Hiroshi Komiyama says an aging workforce can be a catalyst for an economic evolutionary leap to a “Platinum Society.” Interview with Brunswick’s Daisuke Tsuchiya and Matthew Brown.