April 2016

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APRIL 2016 / THE INTERVIEW

Richard Collasse

At 17, Richard Collasse came to Japan knowing very little about the country, except that he wanted to buy a Nikon camera. Now, after having lived here for over 40 years, 20 of them as president of Chanel Japan, he has a deep appreciation of the country’s language, culture, history and people, as well as a keen understanding of the business of the international luxury goods market.

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APRIL 2016 / EBC PERSONALITY

Karl Hahne

“I need to accomplish new things all the time, so my life is a continuous trial and error,” says Karl Hahne, president and representative director of Häfele Japan. “I cannot sit still. I need to find new stuff [to do]. And I always believe that my greatest accomplishment is yet to come.”

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APRIL 2016 / FEATURE

Work Perks

Although salary may still be the first thing job seekers look at when scanning potential positions, perks and benefits are being increasingly recognised as crucial ways for companies to attract and retain staff, as well as keep employees happy and productive.

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APRIL 2016 / WORK PLACE

Yoshitaka Sonoda

Founded in March 1998, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law offers reliable legal services to clients around the world. The firm has assembled an international staff of 80 people from eight countries who strive for clear communication, transparency, and mutual understanding.

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