Jochen Legewie Blog

On 11 April 2011 and thus exactly one month after the huge Tohoku earthquake I have decided to start this blog to monitor the next months and years and share the developments in Japan (with a focus on business and communication issues). A huge challenge lies before all of us in Japan. But it is also a big chance for Japan to regain its strength and to redefine the its locus and direction among the leading nations of this world.
These are the observations of a European in Japan who has been here for roughly 20 years and who intends to stay here much longer – to shape a bit the course of this wonderful country.

Dr. Jochen Legewie is head of the CNC office in Tokyo and the CNC’s only partner in the Asian region. Prior to his time at CNC, he was head of communications at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo sent in from Daimler. Between 1996 and 2001 he was Vice Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. From 1998 he also headed the Institute’s business division. In 1989 he worked for Keidanren, the Japanese federation of industries. He also worked as a freelance journalist for many years. Fluent in English and Japanese, he is the author of numerous books on business and has been widely published in various German, English and Japanese newspapers and journals. He is one of the few foreign members of Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, and is Vice-Chair of its Europe Committee. Legewie studied economics in Tokyo, and also in Cologne where he was awarded his PhD in economics in 1996.

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