Mr. Ueyama worked for Sony UK as a marketing manager and Sony HQ as a deputy general manager of the Advertising Division. He later established Ueyama & Associates, Inc. and has done international business consulting, writing, translation, lectures, and TV commercial production. He has published forty-five books, including How to Do Business with Foreigners and Losing My Virginity. His lectures, which have proven popular all over Japan, cover themes such as how to become a global business-person, leadership, and work-life balance.
Originally from Shizuoka Prefecture, Mr. Ueyama graduated from Tokyo's Hitotsubashi University as a commerce major. He attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford Business School in 1987.