As a Canadian and a permanent resident of Japan since 1990, and an active member of the Chamber since 2008 I am please to have the opportunity to be nominated for Vice Chair of the CCCJ. In the years that I have been a member I have participated in many events with the CCCJ. One of the most rewarding events was the hosting 2 students and providing 2 more students with work experience in my office for the Tohoku student programme run by Neil Van Woo. This has been a very rewarding experience for me and my family.
One of the bigger challenges still faceing Japan is the energy issue. As a person experienced in the Oil and Gas field in Alberta for 6 years and working for Chiyoda Engineering in Yokohama for 10 I realize the potential partnership with Canada and Japan in this business sector.
My professional background includes environmental science, procurement in the Oil and Gas markets and management construction of projects in Japan. In my current position as Managing Director has given me the opportunity deal with many large Japanese companies, many who are Corporate members of the CCCJ and who have interests in Canada.
As the Vice Chair of the CCCJ, I would work hard for Canadians living and working in Japan as well as assisting Canadian companies based here and in Canada with their business in the challenging Japanese market which we call home.