In today’s Managing Japan program, Mr.Yuuichiro Nakajima shares with us the differences between experiences in large organization and his own corporation, and what lessons or best practise he has seen in terms of management particularly with the view to the cross boarder nature.
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Yuuichiro Nakajima

In today’s Managing Japan program, Mr.Yuuichiro Nakajima shares with us the differences between experiences in large organization and his own corporation, and what lessons or best practise he has seen in terms of management particularly with the view to the cross boarder nature.

He believes what Japanese companies should improve is to capturing people’s skill and utilize their aspirations in a better way, furthermore, to promote and encourage the female workforce. He also speaks about Japan’s lifetime employment concept and how it has changed today. Find out more about the key elements of motivation in this iTV-Japan interview with Mr. Nakajima.

Mr. Nakajima founded Crimson Phoenix in 2003 to provide mergers and acquisitions advisory services and private equity investment related services mainly on cross-border transactions involving Japanese companies. During his career spanning 28 years, most of them focused on M&A work, he has held senior positions at leading firms in Japan and the UK, including: Country Head for Japan at Business Development Asia (Tokyo), Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory Services (Tokyo and London), Head of Execution at Crosby Corporate Advisory (London) and Director at S.G.Warburg (London). He has also been involved in providing Japanese official development assistance to developing countries.

In addition to running Crimson Phoenix, Mr. Nakajima has been actively engaged in addressing cross-cultural business issues in Japan, as well as in the U.K., where he has spent a total of 18 years.

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Managing Japan

This segment of iTV-Japan programs takes an inside look at developing a sound business platform for companies in Japan. Interviews will share knowledge on how to enter the Japanese market and how to succeed, and grow

Mark Ferris

Host: Mark Ferris - President, Ascendant Business Solutions K.K.

After receiving a law degree from the University of Natal in 1989, Mark practiced commercial law in his native South Africa. In 1993, he relocated to Japan. After a short stint in a Japanese law firm, he founded Ferris & Associates to support companies setting up in Japan. The practice grew and served a number of companies in the fields of marketing, technology, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and retail.
In 2000, Mark co-founded Building2 LLC, a private equity firm investing in technology companies in Japan and the United States. In this role, Mark was able to continue growing Ferris & Associates (which was renamed Strata Works KK), and later co-founded companies such as Japan Market Intelligence KK, One to One Japan KK, and ExCapital LLC. He now serves as representative director of Ascendant Business Solutions KK.
Mark is the chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan's Business Expansion Committee, a board member of the Tokyo American Club, and a director of a nonprofit organization called the Tyler Foundation.

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