Dr. Adam Kassab, Professor of GLOBIS University in Tokyo, invites a variety of guests from around the world to discuss people, culture and business from an “Inside Japan” perspective. The second guest is Ms. Pauline Chakmakjian, Board Member of The Japan Society of the UK and an independent scholar and lecturer on Freemasonry.
Inside Japan No.2 – Pauline Chakmakjian 1/2
Inside Japan No.2 – Pauline Chakmakjian 2/2
Guest: Pauline Chakmakjian, Board Member, The Japan Society of the UK
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: April 30, 2012
Venue:GLOBIS Tokyo campus, Japan
Comments from the series host
Pauline talks about her research on Freemasonry in Japan including affiliated lodges in the USA and UK, Cultural differences between American, British, French and Japanese “ways” including the best to take from each culture to create a “super culture”. She shares with us her love for Japanese culture in general and Japanese “rabbit culture” in particular, about how Japanese people have a special emotional reaction to nature and how “China is for thinkers and Japan is for sensualists”. With an admiration for Japanese craftsman represented by the stonemasons of Japan’s castles, Pauline also tells us about her passion for Art and the traditional crafts of Japan. Cutting through much hype and “MBA Speak” the most important elements of a Global Mindset are simply described as having an artistic nature and being able to escape from the trappings of education.
Many thanks from everyone at GLOBIS to Pauline and we would like to echo what she says in the interview to our viewers around the world “Once in your life before you die come to Japan!"
Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
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