SMU Global Leadership Program Asia A: Japan & China – Day 3

An update from Sam Puri, who is participating in the Global Leadership Program in Japan and China: To start Day 3 of the Global Leadership Program, we had to take an early bus the next morning for our company visit to Nishimura & Asahi and Hitachi. The purpose of company visits during the GLP program at SMU is to learn about work culture and operations for internationally-based companies. During our first visit to Nishimura & Asahi, we had the pleasure of first hearing from Megumi Kiyozuka, CLSA at Nishimura & Asahi. He spoke mainly about the macroeconomy, private equity in Japan, and career paths to private equity in Japan. These were some key points that Kiyozuka mentioned: Unemployment in Japan [...]