- Multilingual International Critic/ Columnist
- External Advisor
- Individual Investor
I grew up in Japan. I finished Okazaki High School in Japan.
To be able to work globally, I went over to America to study.
I have studied Economics/ Mathematics at University of Southern California (USC), in the U.S.
After graduation, to broaden my perspectives, I decided to go to Europe, Germany, which has been the center of economy in Europe.
I quickly learned German language and I started my career at DATEV, a leading software company in Germany, as assistant of Vice-Chairman and employee at international department.
I have learned how managements operate the company and their efforts to run the businesses.
Having been influenced by Vice-Chairman who was a former Partner at Ernst & Young (EY), I switched the company to Ernst & Young (EY). There I experienced Transaction Advisory and Audit.
I was mainly related to buy-side activities of Japanese companies purchasing European, especially German companies (financial due diligence, valuation, project management, business development etc) as well as financial audit of Japanese/German companies based in Europe.
After I left the company, I made a small company in Eastern Europe as I had always interest in developing countries. At the same time, I started being critic. Currently I am a weekly columnist for Fusosha (Fuji Sankei Group).
Besides, I am an external advisor of a medium sized company in Japan (IT/ Web/ Marketing). I also act as an individual investor.
- MSN Money (Japanese)
- Horbor Business Online (Japanese)
- SPA! (Japanese)
- more to come
Golf - not single golfer but good enough.
Coffee - Coffee Lover. Maybe 10 cups of coffee every day.
Reading - Heavy Amazon User.
Running in the gym - new hobby
Asian Food Lover, especially Japanese Food - every day I can eat.
Drinking - No Alcohol.
Smoking - No Smoking.
very unique - Maybe you can see this from my background. But you will probably notice if you get to know me more.
very inspirational - you can check my quotes.
very punctual - probably because I grew up in Japan.
Drawing - Maybe 5 years old level.
Singing - Horrible Singer.
Cooking - I can't even cook fried eggs.