Not a terribly exciting week here in old Edo (the old name for Tokyo), but a decent one. Started off with a planning session for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan www.accj.or.jp Direct Market Committee - a committee that I have chaired since the beginning of last year. As you can determine from the name this committee was set up to assist the efforts of direct marketers in Japan. Why do I chair it? Well, up till the end of 2005 I was running a company that specializes in direct marketing of insurance products. And, the other company that I am a director of here in Japan - BoomerangIt Japan www.bij.jpwill be more involved in direct marketing as the membership base grows.
Other than that it was a week of meeting clients & interviewing candidates for my headhunting business. Always looking for good, qualified candidates, so if you know of someone who is interested in a change send 'em our way. They can contact me at email@example.com
At least the weekend brought warmer weather so we enjoyed a nice sunny day on the golf course on Saturday with temps in the 15C range (that's about 60 for you Fahrenheit folks out there).
The warm weather continued on Sunday so the wife & I took a drive up north of Tokyo into Saitama prefecture where we found a nice soba (buckwheat) noodle shop for lunch. They have been hand making soba noodles there for over 20 years & the restaurant is housed in a 100 year old farmhouse that still has a thatched roof. Here is what it looks like.
So much for today's update. See you on the Blog!