Careers in Your Field: 30th Anniversary Distinguished Lecturer Series

Hear what experts have to say about professional careers in your field. Open to all TUJ students.

Dates & Time:
Lecture1: October 30, 2012 (Tue) 17:30-21:30
Lecture 2: November 6, 2012 (Tue) 15:50-17:20
Lecture 3: November 13, 2012 (Tue) 10:30-11:50
Temple University, Japan Campus
Open to:
All current TUJ students
Registration is required for Lecture 1 (it is part of Life After TUJ event).
Not required for Lectures 2 and 3.

Lecture 1: Business Area

October 30, 2012 (Tuesday)
Mita Hall 502
Mr. Jasper Cheung, CEO, Amazon Japan

Note: Lecture 1 is a part of annual Life After TUJ event.

About Mr. Jasper Cheung, CEO, Amazon Japan

Jasper Cheung joined Amazon after more than ten years of corporate finance experience for companies in Asia and North America. He began his Amazon career as Finance Director for in December 2000, and was named President in April 2001. Under his leadership, has greatly expanded the selection and convenient services it offers to customers.

Prior to joining Amazon, Cheung served as Finance Manager for the Northeast Asia Health, Beauty, and Food & Beverage unit of Procter & Gamble. While at P&G he served as the Finance Manager for a number of Canadian and Japanese units and was Treasury and Sales Finance Manager for P&G Canada. Cheung began his career as an Airline Planning Officer at Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong.

Cheung received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Ontario's York University in 1990 and he also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.

Lecture 2: International Affair/Political Science Area

November 6, 2012 (Tuesday)
Azabu Hall 212
Dr. Kuniko Inoguchi [website]

About Dr. Kuniko Inoguchi

Member, House of Councillors (SENATE)
Member, Science Council of Japan
Former Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva
Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University

Lecture 3: Communication/Journalism Area

November 13, 2012 (Tuesday)
Azabu Hall 501
Ms. Yoko Wakatsuki, Producer, CNN

About Ms. Yoko Wakatsuki, Producer, CNN

Yoko Wakatsuki is Tokyo-based producer for CNN. She is responsible to produce news reports from Japan for CNN News Group.

Wakatsuki joined CNN in September 1996 and has covered numerous news stories from Japan, including March 11 mega quake/tsunami disasters and nuclear crisis, numerous political leadership changes, U.S. Presidential visits. She also serves as a liaison with relevant local authorities and key partners for CNN's news coverage in Japan.

During the decade of her service, she also covered the news in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Korea, such as Hong Kong handover to China, Indonesia's economic crisis and North Korea Nuclear crisis. She was also a part of CNN's Emmy Award winning team in covering the war in Afghanistan.

Prior to CNN, Wakatsuki worked for British Broadcasting Corporation's radio and television service and the news agency United Press International in Tokyo, Japan.

Wakatsuki, a Japanese native, earned a bachelor's degree in Politics and Law from Rikkyo University in Tokyo.