Business Principles, Lifelong Learning & Growth ~ Lessons in Japanese Leadership ~

Monday, August 21, 2023 18:00 - 21:00 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Lithuania and Japan have developed a close relationship with a growing number of collaborative initiatives in various areas in the fields of business, education, culture, and government.

This seminar is held to encourage dialogue and deeper understanding between the two countries and will focus on the theme “Business Principles, Lifelong Learning & Growth: Lessons in Japanese Leadership”.

The topics to be addressed are:

● Principles of Sustainable Leadership in Japanese Companies

● Essence of Japanese Heart – Kokorozashi

● Relationship between Lithuania and Japan

H. E. Mr. Tetsu Ozaki, the Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania, will join the seminar as the guest speaker. The session will be moderated by GLOBIS – the No.1 MBA Business School, the leading company for corporate consulting and education, and the largest venture capital fund in Japan.

We invite everyone from the fields of business, education, culture, and government to explore the mindset behind the Japanese approach and discuss the implications this might have for accelerating the collaboration between Lithuania and Japan. After the seminar, everyone is invited for networking and socializing with food and drinks.


Date: Monday, August 21, 2023
Time: 18:00 - 21:00 (Eastern European Summer Time)
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius
Registration Fee: Free of charge
Language: English


17:30 (EEST) Reception Opens
18:00 (EEST) Business Principles, Lifelong Learning & Growth ~ Lessons in Japanese Leadership ~
18:45 (EEST) Q&A & Discussion
19:30 (EEST) Socializing & Networking

Tetsu Ozaki

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Lithuania

Tetsu Ozaki graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Economics in 1982. Following his graduation, he joined the Nomura Group. After the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and Nomura‘s aquisition of its oversea‘s operation, he primarily worked in the investment banking division and then played a broader role focusing on various aspects of international operations. He dedicated himself to the process of integrating Western and Japanese ways of thinking, given the clash between the two perspectives. In 2016, he assumed the position of Group COO at Nomura Holdings. In September 2021, he retired from the Nomura Group and has been serving in his current position since then. Additionally, due to his involvement in the education committee of Keizai Doyukai, he became one of the founding members of the “Japan Liberal Arts Promotion Committee,” established in 2021. He also served as the inaugural headmaster of the “Ji-Kei-Kyo-Sou Juku,” which represents an experimental practice aligned with the committee’s objectives.

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)


Aiste Dewulf

Chief Learning and Business Development Officer, GLOBIS Europe BV

Aiste has extensive experience as a learning and development consultant with Japanese and multinational corporations. She has successfully led the design and implementation of various customized learning projects that address management issues in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East. She is also actively engaged in the research and application of new methodologies to enhance the learning experience.

Before joining GLOBIS, Aiste spent eight years as a solutions consultant at a Japanese automated controls manufacturer in Tokyo. While there, she was involved in large domestic and international projects for building and industrial automation.

Originally from Lithuania, Aiste spent fifteen years in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. She has also lived and worked in Germany, Canada, and Belgium.

At GLOBIS University, Aiste leverages her consulting and cross-cultural background as a lecturer of Critical Thinking. She hopes to encourage every learner to explore their patters of thinking for more effective decision-making and communication.

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