Education and Seminars

Climbing the Career Rock Wall

The ladder is a typical metaphor often used to describe a career path to success. However, in today’s changing world, we simply cannot predict what steps may or may not seem to lead us toward success, or the unexpected opportunities that could come our way. The coronavirus pandemic has made this reality come into clear focus for many. Rather than a straightforward path upwards to achieving career success with more prestigious titles and bigger paychecks, it has become more common for people around the world to consider the career climb as a rock wall.


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Lessons on Resilience from 3 Elite Japan Athletes

In this article, I share what I have learned from speaking with 3 top Japanese athletes: Koji Murofushi, Olympic hammer throw gold medallist, Yokozuna Hakuho, one of the greatest Sumo grand champions in Japanese history, and Dai Tamesue, the first Japanese sprinter to win a medal at a World Competition track event. Their words about the mindset required to persevere and overcome setbacks to achieve success have stayed with me during these challenging times brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. 
今回の記事では、オリンピックのハンマー投げ金メダリストである室伏広治氏、日本史上最高記録の大相撲グランドチャンピオンの1人である横綱白鵬、そして陸上競技の世界大会でメダルを獲得した日本人初の短距離走者である為末大氏のトップアスリート達と話すことから私が学んだことを共有したいと思います。 世界的なCOVID-19の大流行によってもたらされたこれらの困難な時代に、成功を達成するために挫折に耐え克服するために必要な考え方についての彼らの言葉は、私の心にとどまりました。

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Rachel Leng Harvard Prize Book

Harvard Prize Book 2020 Awards Ceremony

This year is the first time the Harvard Prize Book Awards were presented virtually, and I was humbled to contribute to the ceremony as the Alumni Awards Presenter for Japan.

From March to June 2021, I prepared a speech addressed to the high school students screened at the awards ceremonies, and met virtually with some of the winners to discuss their interests, ambitions, and dreams.

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Singapore’s Relationship with Rikuzentaka City

The Rikuzentakata Community Hall was built with about 700 million yen in donations from Singapore initiated by the Singapore Red Cross and the Singapore Ambassador to Japan. The one thing that residents of Rikuzentakata needed the most after the tsunami was a place for people to gather. Although they had erected temporary accommodations, they did not yet have anywhere to create a more permanent sense of community.


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Podcast Interview on Geographic Transitions: Secrets and Strategies
ポッドキャストインタビュー: 地理的変遷に関する秘訣と行動計画

Tune in to my podcast interview with Linda Rossetti on Destination Unknown: a field guide! Our conversation is available in the 12-minute episode titled “Geographic Transitions: Secrets and Strategies.”

リンダ・ロセッティさんとのポッドキャストインタビューをDestination Unknown:a field guideでアップロードしました!私たちの12分のエピソードは、「地理的変遷:秘訣と行動計画」について話しましたので、是非お聞きくださいネ~!

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Singaporean Living in Japan: A Conversation with Singapore’s Senior Minister of State シンガポールからの海外居住:シンガポール国務大臣との会話

Over a month ago, I was invited by the Singapore Global Network to a small group, closed-door Zoom gathering to speak with Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).

運輸省および情報通信省(MCI)のJanil Puthucheary博士と話をしました。

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