Tokyo-Insiders.jpg

 

Is Japanese language a must if you want to establish a business in Japan? Today Mr. Ray Pedersen, who is a long-term expats in Japan, joins us to talk about his views on publishing industry.
Loading the player...

Ray Pedersen

Is Japanese language a must if you want to establish a business in Japan? Today Mr. Ray Pedersen, who is a long-term expats in Japan, joins us to talk about his views on publishing industry. He shares with us how he got involved in Tokyo Weekender- the expats magazine and how does he develop it in this fascinating media era. Tune in to find out more in this iTV program.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1971, Ray attended high school in Utsunomiya, Japan, and graduated from the Faculty of Geography at the University of Winnipeg in 1993. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and children.

A spirited entrepreneur, Ray Valdemar Pedersen was selling gardening services door-to-door at the age of 10. Driven and persistent, Ray has founded several startup enterprises over the years ranging from lumber trading to film production to software development.

Ray is the Chairman of Slate Global Singapore, which has subsidiaries in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manila. In the near future, he will spearhead new Slate operations in Shanghai. Ray is also the chairman of Bulbous Cell Media Group KK, publisher of Japan's oldest and most respected English Language Magazine - Tokyo Weekender.

READ MORE

Tokyo Insiders

Get inside some of the minds of the longer term expats living and working here in Japan. Find out how people and their companies are dealing with the current market, learn from their past mistakes and resent successes.

Tokyo Insiders will also feature young Japanese entrepreneurs generally schooled abroad and generally having westerner mind sets. Opening new doors and setting a new stage far from the normal (married to the company) salary minded office workers we will have a better understanding of the up and coming younger business minded Japanese.

Michael Glance

Host: Michael Z. Glance - Business Development Manager, ITV-Asia

Michael Glance has spent more than 15 years in Japan working in diverse industries, such as commercial / investment real estate, photography and advertising and media.
A people-focused person at heart, Michael’s has more than 10+ years of advertising and media sales in Tokyo. Embracing the dynamic challenges of internet marketing he is applying his strategic management and entrepreneurial skills to connecting leading business personalities and their companies in Tokyo with Asia’s premier companies.

 

Other Videos


  • Jimmy Angel
    “Japanese girls are ichiban…”, as a Rock n’ Roller, Jimmy Angel joins us today to talk about his passion about…
  • Rowan Burley
    Rowan Burley joins us today to talk about Koala Kids and English education. Being a founder of a preschool, Rowan…
  • John Duley
    A native of Portland, Oregon, John Duley has lived and worked in Japan for more than 22 years. After graduating…
  • Olivier Georlette
    In this part of the interview, Olivier Georlette shares with us his career path after moving to Japan over 10…
  • Bill Hersey
    What is like to work in the fascinating fashion and entertainment industry? Is it your dream job to work closely…
  • Ruth Shiraishi
    Ruth Shiraishi talks about her career path after moving to Japan over 20 years ago. As a long-term expatriate, she…
  • Ernasto Stefani
    Ernesto Stefani joins us today to talk about how he discovered his life-long passion as a chef and the cuisine…
  • Tatsuro Sugiyama
    “When you think of creating a company, you should just go right into it instead of trying to save up…
  • Derek Thomas
    Today Mr. Derek Thomas joins us today to talk about his restaurant-Pizzakaya. He introduced the history, service and majority customers…
  • Trond Varlid
    Trond Varlid joins us today to talk about what brought him to Japan and his company Tomra which mainly focus…
  • Hans Wallberg
    Hans Wallberg joins us today to talk about the service and products of RingaH, how he entered Japanese market in…