Arrivals & Departures.
In collaboration with Santa Fe Santa Fe, city, Argentina
Santa Fe, city (1991 pop. 341,000), capital of Santa Fe prov., NE Argentina, a river port near the Paraná, with which it is connected by canal. Relocation Services Relocation services or "employee relocation" includes a range of internal business processes that are engaged to transfer employees (and often their families) or entire departments of a business to a new work location. Japan KK, the J@pan Inc Arrivals & Departures column takes a look at some of the key figures of Japan's expatriate business community who are either just landing in Japan or flying off to new places.
Arrivals Lounge 01
Name: Paul Francis Paul Franics (McKenna) is the weekend breakfast presenter on Belfast CityBeat. He formally presented programmes for Forth 1, Downtown Radio and Seven FM.
Family: Married with two young daughters
Personality: Outgoing, curious, engaging
Job Title: Marketing Director
Arrived in Japan: 2007
Moved From: London, UK
Reason for moving: To head up marketing for all the Bacardi brands in Japan including Bombay Saphire and Martini.
Reaction when asked to move to Japan: "I was very excited. The Japanese market, emerging from depression has fantastic potential--huge trends can start here."
Looking forward to: "Eating good Japanese food and working in a non-Western environment that places emphasis on the group."
Motto: "Work hard, play hard."
Arrivals Lounge 02
Name: Mark Webster
Mark Webster is a British journalist and broadcaster who has presented many of five's late night sports shows.
Family: Married with one daughter
Personality: "Some people describe me as a gaijin Gaijin
Japanese term used to describe a non-Japanese investor in Japan (outside person). A more polite version of the same word is gaikokujin which means outside country person. on the outside but an Asian inside."
Company: JWT JWT J. Walter Thompson (agency)
JWT Java Windows Terminal
JWT Just War Theory
JWT Jim Wolf Technology
JWT Java Workflow Tooling
JWT John Wayne Trail (US Army Yakima Training Center)
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Job Title: President, Representative Director & CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.
Arrived in Japan: 2007
Moved From: Bangkok, Thailand
Experience in Asia: Mr Webster was raised in Hong Kong, the place he calls home, and has spent years at the front of operations all that part of the field of operations in front of the successive positions occupied by the army as it moves forward.
See also: Front in Southeast Asia.
Comment on moving to Japan: "The Japanese market is a real challenge because of the unique demographics and the dominance of the domestic advertising agencies."
Looking forward to: "Tokyo is a city of discovery with something new on every corner but I am really looking forward to exploring other parts of Japan and playing more golf."
Motto: "Opportunities become threats if they are not taken quickly enough."
Departure Lounge 01
Name: Jason Hayes
Family: Married with three children
Personality: An eternal optimist
Job Title: Partner, Chartered Accountant
Arrived in Japan: 2004
Moved to: Sydney, Australia
Reason for moving: Mr Hayes was sent to Japan on a secondment Noun 1. secondment - a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
endorsement, indorsement, second
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
2. which has now come to an end.
Most memorable moment in Japan: "Watching my son, Jack, take part in an exhibition Sumo sumo: see wrestling.
Japanese form of wrestling.A contestant loses if he is forced out of the ring (a 15-ft circle) or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground. match against Kotooshu at Ryogoku Kokugikan."
Comment on leaving Japan: "Mostly, I'm going to miss the food. The quality here is just spectacular and you can't get sashimi like you can here in any other part of the world."
Advice to those arriving in Japan: "Don't hold back, get out there and explore."
Departure Lounge 02
Name: Douglas Kaplan
Family: Married with two children
Personality: Energetic, aggressive, leader
Job Title: CEO Asia-Pacific
Arrived in Japan: 1987
Moved to: Singapore
Reason for moving: To lead the regional headquarters.
Happiest moment in Japan: "Meeting my wife."
Biggest business achievement: Launched Nikkei Biztech, establishing Nikkei's online presence.
Special talent: Kickboxing
Most influential book: It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong & Sally Jenkins