“Now I work while traveling between Japan, the U.S., and Hong Kong,” says Romanian-born Cristian Vlad. Cristian first encountered Japan in his first year of high school. “I came for a homestay visit in Yokohama, a city twinned with my hometown of Constanta. My host mother taught me Japanese as a mother would teach her own child. I began to appreciate Japanese gardens, which reflect a respect for nature, and went to Sankeien Garden many times,” he says, looking back on that ti
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Part 3 of 3: This article covers winding the businesses down and the evaluation of results. See Parts I and II.) The schoolchildren were elated to sell out their products on sales day. It must have been hard to go back to the chamber of commerce just over a week later to reflect on what they had achieved. There were two goals for the day. One was to have the children reflect on different aspects of their business: their catch copy, teamwork, customer service, product quality,
round the world, people have been trying to understand the Omotenashi, the concept behind the world-renowned Japanese hospitality. GLOBIS Faculty Cristian Vlad interviewed Mr. Morio Higashionna, the Sales & Marketing Director of The Terrace Hotels, regarded as a top hotel in Okinawa, for how insight as to how to create an unforgettable customer experience. CV: Cristian Vlad MH: Morio Higashionna CV: Higashionna-san, I have known you for just about twenty years now and you nev