From a distinguished hospitality and advertising background, Robert manages hands-on a diverse and talented team of creative individuals producing digital media, magazines, branding, and communications.
With extensive knowledge and key contacts from many years in the global print, digital, and broadcast media, Simon leads a diverse team of experienced editors, writers, designers, and photographers.
An award-winning IPO specialist, Masashi was placed on the global recruitment industry's "Hall of Fame" for being the first individual to take two companies to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was awarded the industry's highest accolade for his "unrivaled career in the recruitment industry". He has a varied and extensive background in publishing and recruitment, with solid managerial experience.
Kunio has 30 years of business and brand management expertise, enabling direct access to corporate and affluent consumers. Prior to his other current position as president and CEO of Kikuchi & Associates, an international business management company, he led the prepaid and new payment groups of American Express, as vice-president and general manager of Japan/Asia Pacific.
With almost 30 years of experience in digital and print publishing, as well as software engineering and global projects, Paul has held a number of senior positions at leading newspapers, advertising agencies, design agencies, and internet firms in the UK and Japan.
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in print and digital publishing in New York and Tokyo. His specialty is creative print, logo, and package design. His recent work includes the redesign of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.Read Interview
Alan has over twelve years experience as a video content creator. His specialities include production of corporate promotional pieces, music videos, and TV commercials. He is also certified fluent in Japanese, and has extensive experience directing Japanese production teams.Read interview
Ximena has more than eight years of experience in developing logos, corporate identity, infographics, and editorial design. She has created designs for a diverse range of clients, from rural communities in Mexico to prestigious private institutions. She is involved in the production of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.Read Interview
Melissa graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. She has a passion for traditional handcrafted animation and awareness-raising documentaries. Being a media all-rounder she has worked in pre-production, on set and in post-production creating award-winning animations, short films and feature documentaries.
Brian has several years of experience in web development, including programming, user experience design, user interface design, and system design. He works on web-related projects.
A 20-year veteran of media and publishing, Christopher is an award-winning writer, editor, and designer who has worked on magazines and directed marketing and communications in Japan and the United States. He is the editor of The Journal, the magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Chris has over five years of experience working in journalism and the media in his native UK and in Shanghai. He is the editor of BCCJ ACUMEN, the magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Maxine is a Kenya-born British-Seychelloise-Pakistani with experience as a journalist and editor for a business publication in London, as well as in the charity sector and as a freelancer in the UK and Japan. She is Custom Media's staff writer and copy editor for The Journal and BCCJ ACUMEN.
By combining experience in strategy and multi-media management with a solid technical background including in web development, photography, and software application, Joy provides campaign and creative direction to a diverse array of projects with a focus on digital strategies. Joy also has a background in non-profit organizations and a passion for building community through shared values.Read Interview
Adrien has lived and worked in France and Australia prior to Japan with 10+ years of experience in Hospitality, Consulting and Event Management. He now applies his excellent negotiation and people management skills to contribute building key customer relationship and help identify business opportunity for both Custom Media and clients.
Our key bilingual member has excellent communications skills, with a global perspective gained from extensive experience working in the US, Canada, and Japan. Megumi has worked as a project manager for major marketing, media, digital, print, and design projects for key clients based in Tokyo and abroad.Read Interview
Yoshiki provides Japanese-language editorial support and bilingual support for a wide range of projects including print, website, video, and event coordination. He has lived and studied in the UK and Canada, and holds a Master’s degree in social psychology.Read Interview
Sophia provides support across a range of marketing projects, often focusing on social media. An alumni of the JET Programme and with experience working at the British Embassy Tokyo, she believes in the value of cross-cultural communication in international marketing. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Japanese, which included a year at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.Read interview
Kiyoko has almost 10 years of experience in secretarial and office administration in international firms, including four years at ExxonMobil Japan's project office. She provides bilingual support for the compilation of materials for The Journal and BCCJ ACUMEN, the magazines of the American and British chambers of commerce in Japan respectively.Read Interview
Kotaro has more than 10 years of experience with the American Music TV Station Group in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has contributed to magazines such as SevenSeas, Esquire (Japan), Marie Claire (Japan), and Keizaikai. He is also the author of On The Road In Europe, a book chosen by Hajime Banno, CEO of Bose Japan, as one of the "greatest three books in my life" for the Bungeishunju Book Club in 2015.Read Interview
With a career in sales management across print, digital, and event platforms spanning 20 years, Anthony has worked with many leading companies to help them develop and implement strategies for business growth. Through his experience in Sydney, London, and Tokyo, he offers unique marketing and sales insights as well as a passion for building clients' business.Read Interview
An accomplished marketing and sales professional with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Edvard is skilled in building client relationships, creating engaging inbound marketing and advertising strategies, and increasing market share. His focus is to define and satisfy customers’ needs, and exchange valuable information and best practice.
Hailing from London and having lived in Japan, Australia and the US, Andrew enjoys developing relationships with clients and relishes the opportunity to work within an international team. Having graduated with a Master's in Japanese Business from the University of Leeds, Andrew has since returned to Japan and is keen to provide a consultative service to clients both old and new.
Reiko has more than 10 years of experience in sales within global corporations. Her work includes serving clients in the hospitality, finance and automotive industries. Having lived in the USA for seven years, she has a global perspective that helps her deliver successful outcomes for a wide range of clients.Read interview