President｜Management Consultant, Translation Company Manager
Born in Tokyo, his father’s work as an engineer on a ship which traveled international routes granted him the opportunity to spend much of his youth across Asia and abroad. He attended high school and university in the U.S. After graduation, he returned to Japan and found work at a merchant shipping company where he was repeatedly posted abroad. Afterwards, he built up experience at a consulting firm and formed his own company, Max Agency (Co., Ltd.). His company has since grown to support a wide variety of operations, including overseas expansion support, risk management, translation, and training for foreign personnel.
Director｜N.Y.-based Coordinator, Author
Born in Tokyo, she now resides in New York, U.S.A. After working as an international flight attentdent for Japan Airlines, she became the chairperson for the U.S.-based business consulting firm OFFICE BEAD INC. where she currently focuses on providing support for Japanese businesses, chefs, artists, and more in their efforts to expand into the U.S.
Murasaki Ikeda (Daniels)
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture, she was raised in Mexico, Shizuoka, and Yokohama. After working for Japan Airlines for a time, she decided to change fields and enter the medical world, re-entering university at Nippon Medical School. After graduating, she moved on to Showa University Hospital where she joined the department of breast oncology. After working in the university hospital’s breast center and studying abroad in Singapore, she opened her own business, “Murasaki Breast Clinic Gotanda.”
Born in Tokyo, he graduated from the Youth Theater Institute of Japan before making his stage debut in a production of “King Lear” in 1993. He continued to appear in a number of plays, movies, TV dramas, a commercials (narration), performing as both an actor and voice actor. Since 2003, he has also been working as a part-time instructor at a vocational school dedicated to tradtional acting as well as voice acting.