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Set to speak at two Club events this month, Kinota Braithwaite discusses his fight to change attitudes about race in Japan.
Like any first-grader starting school, Mio Braithwaite was excited to meet her teacher and make new friends. But those early feelings of nervous delight soon turned to anguish. When other kids at her elementary school in Kanagawa Prefecture directed racist barbs at her, Mio told her parents she didn’t want to go back.
Launched last fall, the Club’s youth-centric public speaking programs are already fostering their fair share of electric orators.
More than 1,000 people tuned in to watch her speech online, but you wouldn’t know it from Leilani Trapanese’s cool demeanor and steady tone.
How do you get ahead in the business world? For committed Club staff, it takes some help from Members and a unique, local program.
The presentation hinged on a strong opening from Masae Nakamura. The client was desperately looking for ways to partner with more expat businesses in Tokyo, so it looked to its staff for ideas.