Kansai — Connecting business people across Kansai, the Kansai Scene Business Matters (KSBM) monthly events are still going strong. Thanks to everyone that joined Tong Cheuk Fung’s talk in Kyoto last month.
Looking ahead to this month, we have not one, but two events planned. Coming up on Aug 7 at Wormwood in Shinsaibashi, we have a topical lecture by Eric Johnston of The Japan Times. As deputy editor for the Osaka office, Eric has been covering both local and national politics for more than a decade and is the only foreign journalist covering Hashimoto on a regular basis.
Eric will review the July 21 Upper House election and discuss how it impacts Hashimoto, his party, and the future of Kansai and Japanese politics. Join us for what should be a fascinating event.
Then, on Aug 21 at Gosuke in Umeda, we are hosting a presentation by Dr Nelson Yamawake, a Malaysian-born doctor with an inspirational rags-to-riches story to tell. Coming to Japan as student 20 years ago, Nelson has overcome discrimination and financial hardship on his way to obtaining his doctorate in Japan and more recently opening his own women’s clinic in Juso. Learn more about Nelson in this month’s business matters interview on page 7.