Barry Lustig
Apr 20, 2017

‘There should be no reproach for speaking up’

Female leaders in Japan: A bicultural communications leader applies her international experience to the Japanese workplace and the minefield of ‘going global’.

Tomoko Akizawa

In this installment of our series of interviews with female leaders in Japan, Barry Lustig of Cormorant Group speaks to Tomoko Akizawa of Edelman. Akizawa, who spent many of her formative years in the US, is deputy MD and director of technology and digital and joined the company in 2012. We draw on her bicultural background to ask for a perspective on Japanese communication styles in an international context.

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