Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan

Hardship and Community

I don’t think that living in this country is easy, either for us or for Japanese people. I think that as a city Tokyo runs really well but there are certain hardships and through that hardship a sense of community is built. Particularly when the day is like this, so magnificent, it really makes you appreciate the things that are around you more (maybe it’s just because I’m getting older though). When I was in Hong Kong and London I didn’t have that feeling. There wasn’t so much of a love of nature and appreciation of things.