Business Ethics and Corporate Longevity

Stories from Japanese Companies in Europe: Kyocera's Journey
Friday, January 26, 2024 13:00 - 14:15 CET / 21:00 - 22:15 JST
Don't miss this unique chance to hear how Japanese Kyocera uses business ethics to promote corporate longevity!
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Business Ethics and Corporate Longevity

GLOBIS Europe and J-BIG are proud to present a brand new seminar series that taps into the unique experience of leaders at Japanese companies in Europe: Stories from Japanese Companies in Europe.  

Our events are open to professionals around the world who are interested in enriching their careers and perspectives. Join us for an experience that leaves ample time for discussions!

We invite our participants to examine the pivotal role of values and principles in purposeful leadership and to discover the cultural synergies that drive success stories as we explore the organizational and personal perspectives of those at the forefront

For our upcoming seminar on January 26, 2024, we are honored to be joined by Mr. Dietmar Nick, Managing Director at Kyocera Document Solutions Germany GmbH, as our first guest speaker of the year.

The session will be moderated by GLOBIS – Japan’s No. 1 MBA and prominent provider of corporate training and venture capital – as well as J-BIG, a digital business magazine dedicated to leadership interviews around activities of Japanese companies in the German market.

To deepen the discussions during the event, we encourage participants to read the interview with Mr. Dietmar Nick prior to the event. However, a quick summary of the story will be provided during the seminar as well.

Event Speakers:

  • Dietmar Nick: Managing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions Germany GmbH
  • Bjoern Eichstaedt: Publisher of J-BIG and Co-Owner of Storymaker, facilitating Japanese-European business communication.
  • Toru Takashi: President & CEO of GLOBIS Europe BV, sharing global leadership acumen honed through diverse experiences.

Register below to secure your spot!

Please note that by registering, you understand and agree that a recording of the seminar might be made available on online channels afterwards.  


Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Time: 13:00 - 14:15 CET / 21:00 - 22:15 JST
Where: Online
Registration Fee: Free of charge
Language: English


13:00 (CET) / 21:00 (JST) Welcome
13:05 (CET) / 21:05 (JST) Opening Statements (J-BIG/GLOBIS)
13:15 (CET) / 21:15 (JST) Dialogue with Mr. Dietmar Nick
13:45 (CET) / 21:45 (JST) Q&A & Discussion
14:10 (CET) / 22:10 (JST) Closing Remarks
14:15 (CET) / 22:15 (JST) End
Dietmar Nick

Dietmar Nick

Managing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions Germany GmbH

With a long career dedicated to Japanese enterprises in Europe,  Dietmar Nick has held pivotal leadership positions, including CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions, Director of Kyocera Document Solutions, Director of ALOS GmbH, Director of AKI, and a significant leadership role at Canon Deutschland. His comprehensive experience and formal acumen position him as a distinguished professional in the corporate arena.

Toru Takahashi

Toru Takahashi


Toru serves as CEO of GLOBIS Europe BV and is a Managing Director at GLOBIS Corporation, providing global leader training programs to corporate clients around the world. He also serves as the director of Singapore-based GLOBIS Asia Campus Pte. Ltd. and GLOBIS Thailand. As a corporate training instructor, he leads seminars on a range of topics, including establishing corporate strategy/philosophy during overseas expansion, in addition to strategy formulation, problem-solving and leadership related to the localization of overseas sites.

Prior to joining GLOBIS, he was primarily involved in developing overseas businesses with machinery manufacturers at Marubeni Corporation. During his eight-year overseas assignment at Marubeni, he participated in infrastructure development projects in Iran, where he subsequently engaged in a wider range of businesses at Marubeni’s regional headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Belgium. His duties there included launching business projects, as well as providing management and financing support for invested companies and business partners in the region.

Toru has written “People who get results overseas don’t use cultural issues as an excuse”. (Eiji press)

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Bjoern Eichstaedt

Publisher, J-BIG & Managing Partner, Storymaker GmbH

Bjoern Eichstaedt, born 1974, is a communications expert with two decades of experience. As Co-Owner of Germany’s Storymaker, a leading PR and communications agency, he personally specializes in elevating Japanese businesses in Europe.

In 2020, he launched “J-BIG – Japan Business in Germany,” a digital business magazine spotlighting Japanese companies through interviews with European and Germany leaders. He holds a Biology degree from Tuebingen University.

Beyond work, he treasures life as a husband and father of a son.

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