• 9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2017

    9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2017

    Energy. Entropy. Leadership. 9th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum, 16 February 2017, at the Embassy of Austria in Tokyo Gerhard Fasol, Chair Program Welcome by the Ambassador of Austria Gerhard Fasol CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK, Board Director, GMO Cloud KK. former faculty Cambridge University and past Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge“Entropy, information and Ludwig Boltzmann” Masato Wakayama Executive […]

  • Corporate governance reforms in Japan – talk given at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo on 6 October 2016

    Gerhard Fasol

    Corporate governance reforms in Japan Changing the way Japanese corporations are managed: Can it make Japanese iconic corporations great again? A talk by Gerhard Fasol at the Embassy of Sweden organized by the Embassy of Sweden, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SCCJ), and the Stockholm School of Economics Abstract: Changing the way Japanese […]

  • Japan’s globalization paradox: is Japan global? or struggling to globalize?

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    Japan’s globalization puzzle: intriguing questions by one of my great European friends, a great European banking sector leader How do you explain Japan’s lack of internationalization with so many big Japanese holdings managing successfully businesses abroad (e.g. Toyota, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, etc.) Japan’s globalization paradox – a closer look Its not so simple: Japan is a […]

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 2016

    Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 2016

    Women’s development and leadership Tokyo, Monday 16 May 2016, 9:00-11:00am Gerhard Fasol, Chair Program 9:00-9:20 Gerhard Fasol CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK, Board Director, GMO Cloud KK. former faculty Cambridge University, and Trinity College, and Tokyo University Objectives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Forum on Women’s development and leadership 9:20-9:40 Dame Carol Black DBE FRCP FMedSci is […]

  • 8th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2016

    8th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2016

    Energy. Entropy. Leadership. 8th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum – Thursday 18 February 2016, Embassy of Austria in Tokyo Program 14:00-14:10 Dr. Bernhard Zimburg (Ambassador of Austria to Japan) Welcome address 14:10-14:30 Gerhard Fasol (CEO , Eurotechnology Japan KK, Board Director, GMO Cloud KK. former faculty Cambridge University and past Fellow, Trinity College Cambridge) Ludwig Boltzmann 14:30-15:30 […]

  • Wiener Staatsoper – who is the owner?

    Wiener Staatsoper

    One of my friends asked me who the owner of the Vienna State Opera House is Wiener Staatsoper organization and ownership, as for Austria’s top 5 Theater Houses, is determined by the “Bundestheaterorganisationsgesetz” (BThOG) One of my friends asked me the question “Who owns the Wiener Staatsoper these days by the way?”. This is easy […]

  • 7th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2015

    7th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum Tokyo 2015

    7th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum: 20 February 2015 at the Embassy of Austria in Tokyo Gerhard Fasol, Chair One highlight of this year’s 7th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum was when Nobel Prize Winner Shuji Nakamura who’s invention of GaN LEDs eliminates the need to build thirty 1GW class nuclear power stations in the USA alone by 2030, […]

  • Best wishes for 2015 from Tokyo!

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    The photograph shows the Gobelsburg Castle in Austria, you can see the location here on Google maps. A castle of this name is mentioned in 1178, and wine is grown in the region for about the last 1000 years. Thoughts and analysis for 2015 Abenomics?! The trick of course is the third arrow, the reforms. […]

  • Keep fit and save electricity: climb the stairs the geeky way

    Keep fit and save electricity: geeky way to encourage people to climb stairs, seen in Tokyo at Tokyu Hands Shibuya store

    Keep fit and save electricity Geeky way to persuade people climb the stairs – see in in Tokyo/Shibuya Its not easy to persuade people to climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Tokyu Hands store in Shibuya found a geeky way to persuade people to Keep fit and save electricity at the same time: […]

  • Corporate governance in Japan – views of an Independent Board Director of a listed Japanese Company

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    Prime Minister Abe urges reform of corporate governance Slow but steady change… Reuters reports that Japan’s Prime Minister Abe urges company boards to reform corporate governance to include independent directors. I added the following comment. Corporate governance in Japan: exercise of shareholder power and emergency situations The question of independent Board Directors is often framed […]

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