Tokyo Speaks

Forging Your Own Path

April 7, 2020

Episode 81: Amber Chook is Co-founder of Zebra Global and Founder of TEDxRoppongi (an independently-organized TEDx event in Tokyo). Amber moved to Mie, Japan from Harbin, China at the age of 15, and she was placed in a high school that had low expectations for its graduates.

Instead of following the standard path for women in the area, getting married and becoming a housewife, Amber pushed aside her high school responsibilities and religiously studied English on her own; then eventually pursued her college education at Hosei University in Tokyo. 

In this episode, we discuss topics such as:

  • Growing up in China and Japan
  • Her interest and career in Blockchain technology
  • Women empowerment in the tech/fin-tech sector
  • Her passion for social impact

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

The Alchemist



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