Posted in Feelings, Nature, Place, Tokyo, Work

Typhoon 15

I had a mission to conduct and I started it with a hectic day.

I received 10 companies to participate in Tokyo Game Show and I also organized events such as networking/pitching and tow dialogue sessions with Japanese gaming companies prior to their participation in the trade fair.

Unfortunately, the Day 1 – arrival to Tokyo on 9 September 2019 was hit by Typhoon 15.

Typhoon passed Tokyo in early morning around 3 – 5 am.

Many commuters were affected by Typhoon 15 in the morning of 9 September 2019 because many train stopped its services to avoid passengers’ conferment.

On the other hand, I was worried mission members’ flights get cancelled; nonetheless, I started receiving a news that they safely arrived – I was relieved.

The weather recovered quickly and train operators started the service.

However, my delegates at Narita Airport were not fine.

They reported public transportations were out of service.

I couldn’t believe this because there are many: 2 train lines (JR and Keisei), 3 bus operators (Airport Limousine Bus, Keisei Bus, Access Narita) and taxi.

I thought some will recover by afternoon; but no.

There wasn’t any news on TV or anywhere about losing public transportation in and out of Narita Airport due to tree branches covering rail ways and highways and broken electricity poles.

They ended up staying over night at Narita Airport.

These photos are taken by delegates.

I tried to arrange a bus for them; however, highways were closed…

They took early train to Tokyo and arrived at networking venue.

Thank you all for rushing to the venue.

I was so happy to see you all!

Posted in Experience, Feelings, Food, Japan Technology, Japanese Food, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo, Work

Learning Sustainable Value Chain (8 – 10 July 2019)

I attended the forum to learn about Sustainable Value Chain.

It was educational and programme was interesting.

I learned about value chain from different perspectives: scholar, buyer/eCommerce platform operator and retailer.

As part of the programme, I visited Nissan’s Yokohama Plant: the founded place and the first plant.

I also visited Ota City Industrial Plaza.

The city provides industrial apartment for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

I enjoyed various food during the three day programme.

The memorable one was all Tofu lunch at Umenohana, Kamata, Tokyo.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Restaurants, Tokyo, Work

Farewell and Welcoming Dinner for Bosses

It is handing over period; therefore, currently. I have two bosses.

I had a dinner with current and new bosses at Ostrea Ouster Bar and Restaurant Ginza Corridor Street Store.

Farewell to my boss who took leadership for 4 years.

I don’t have any sad feeling because there is high possibility that we’ll communicate and even work together in near future.

And welcoming new boss; I look forward working with you.

Posted in Cooking, Feelings, Food, Friends, Work

Farewell Lunch for Boss

My boss will be transferred to the headquarter on 30 June 2019.

I invited Boss and his family for lunch at my house on 15 June 2019.

I didn’t have much time for preparation so I prepared simple Temakizushi (Hand Rolled Sushi).

I don’t know their preference and I thought it should be fun for children to make their own.

Furthermore, I can save time for cooking. hahaha

Thank you Boss.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Hotel, Japan Technology, Tokyo, Work

Reception Hosted by the Society of Japan Aerospace Companies

I was invited to the annual reception hosted by the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies at ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo (Akasaka, Tokyo) on 31 May 2019.

I networked with Japanese Aerospace industrial players and I enjoyed talking to them.

I enjoyed talking so much that I was unable to eat nice food served by the hotel.

I don’t know what I missed out. hahaha