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Machine Learning Tokyo

Machine Learning Tokyo

March 24, 2020

Episode 80: The featured guests are Machine Learning Tokyo (MLT) members Suzana Ilić (co-founder), Dimitris Katsios, and Asir Saeed. MLT is a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization dedicated to democratizing Machine Learning (ML). They are a team of engineers and researchers--now with a community of 5,000 people--and the winner of the Rakuten Technology & Innovation Silver Award 2019. 

In this episode, we discuss the following topics: 

  • What is Machine Learning  
  • What kind of knowledge base is needed to excel in Machine Learning
  • How to participate in MLT study sessions and events
  • Diversity, inclusion and ethics in Machine Learning
  • Future career opportunities 

 

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Context, Passion, and Opportunity

Context, Passion, and Opportunity

December 18, 2019

Episode 72: Ed Thompson is a marketing consultant active in Japan and Asia-Pacific, who started his own Tokyo-based company in 2000 called Concept Design. Ed is frequently called upon by global executives to assist them with coaching and training programs to build stronger teams that can compete in global markets. He's also a lead lecturer in continuing education programs at Temple University and New York University (Japan campuses) targeting working professionals in Tokyo.

In this episode, Ed shares some of the key things he's learned throughout his professional career in Japan, including one of the simplest and most powerful ways to leverage your passion to achieve opportunities that may be waiting just around the corner. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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MyMizu: Japan’s First Free Water Refill App

MyMizu: Japan’s First Free Water Refill App

November 27, 2019

Episode 69: Robin Lewis and Mariko McTier are co-founders of MyMizu, Japan's first free water refill app. In this episode, we chat with Robin and Mariko about Japan's excessive use of PET bottles and learn how the MyMizu app is one simple step to help tackle a major environmental issue for Japan and many other countries. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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mymizu app: iOS version | Android version

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Supporting Foreign Entrepreneurs in Japan

Supporting Foreign Entrepreneurs in Japan

November 19, 2019

Episode 68: Miho Tanaka is a former public relations manager, who recently established her own company Startup Japan. Startup Japan's mission is to support foreign entrepreneurs with starting businesses in Japan. In this episode, Miho tells us what you should consider before starting your own business in Japan. We talk about different types of visas, legal advice, company bank accounts, and picking a location (city) to start your own company.

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Women Who Code Tokyo

Women Who Code Tokyo

November 12, 2019

Episode 67: Tutti Quintella is the Director of Women Who Code Tokyo; a branch of the global non-profit organization Women Who Code. Tutti is also an engineering manager at the Japanese e-commerce company Mercari. In this episode, we discuss Women Who Code Tokyo's efforts to inspire and help women advance in the field of software engineering and other tech-related fields. 

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Failing Forward

Failing Forward

November 6, 2019

Episode 66: Ryan Aynz is a marketing & advertising executive for the data analytics company Nielsen; author of the blog Advertising in Asia; and founder of Tokyo Digital Marketing Bootcamp and Japan Advertising & Marketing community (JAM!)

Ryan has appeared as a marketing analyst on both Fox Business and Bloomberg News. He’s a seasoned entrepreneur, who has created six companies in the last 15 years. In episode 66, Ryan shares personal stories of career success and failure, and tells us his purpose for coming to Japan. 

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A Trans Woman’s Story

A Trans Woman’s Story

October 15, 2019

Episode 63: Seralyn Campbell is Chief Executive Officer of VReS Inc., a Japanese tech startup company. She is also a photographer and former talent manager of Bangladeshi-Japanese model, TV personality, singer and actress, Rola. In this episode, Seralyn details her social transition as a trans woman, which she decided to begin in Japan rather than in the U.S. We also briefly chat about her career as Rola's manager in Japan's entertainment industry.

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Paternity Harassment

Paternity Harassment

October 5, 2019

Episode 62: Glen Wood is a 49-year-old Canadian and single father, who had been working as an Equity Sales Manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. (MUMSS). He filed a claim against the Japan-based brokerage, asserting that he had been the victim of "paternity harassment" initiated in 2015. He asked the Tokyo District Court to order the firm to reverse its decision to put him on unpaid leave (then fired him) and recognize his rights as a father.

The case has drawn considerable attention, both internationally and in Japan. It shines a harsh spotlight on one of the long-standing traditions of Japanese corporate society: harassment of employees, particularly those who become parents. 

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Kenyan Super Mom

Kenyan Super Mom

September 17, 2019

Episode 59: Dr. Harriet Ocharo is a Research Scientist for a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, and she is also a single parent. Prior to moving to Tokyo, Dr. Harriet relocated from Kenya to rural Japan to study for a PhD in Information Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). 

Studying abroad is quite common; what is not common is doing this while raising a child in a foreign country. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Harriet about her life in Japan as a single parent. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

  

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Japanese Corporate Culture: The Good & Bad

Japanese Corporate Culture: The Good & Bad

September 10, 2019

Episode 58: Rochelle Kopp is a management consultant, columnist and author. She specializes in cross-cultural communication, human resources, leadership and organization development; working with Japanese companies doing business globally and global companies doing business in Japan.

Rochelle writes for publications in Japan and the U.S., including ongoing columns in the Asahi Shimbun, Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, the Newsweek Japan website, and U.S. Frontline News. She is also the author of 37 books, including her most recent work--written in Japanese--titled "外国人と働き方" (How to Work with Foreigners).

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Marketing Beauty & Lifestyle

Marketing Beauty & Lifestyle

July 30, 2019

Episode 56: Chioma Anyalewechi is Founder and Director of An-yal, a digital marketing company in Tokyo, Japan. In this episode, we have a fun chat with Chioma about backpacking in 23 countries, teaching English at prestigious Japanese companies, and starting her own company. 

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The Father-Son Dynamic

The Father-Son Dynamic

July 24, 2019

Episode 55: Thom Peace is a consultant, English teacher, and owner of DC English. Lloyd Peace is a consultant, English teacher, and seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of sales and program management experience. 

Lloyd (father) and Thom (son) have a dynamic personal and professional relationship, as father-and-son business partners. In this episode, we discuss their combined 25 years in the Education industry and their companies DC English and Peace Works Japan

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Peace Works Japan | DC English

 

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