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Live Chat with the Japan Club

Tuesday, November 14

8 - 9 AM CST

Chat live with the Japan Club. Ask about their summer internships, classes, student life, faculty, recruiting, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to chat directly with current students and hear more about living in Chicago as part of the Booth community.

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Chat Panelists:

Shota Ido , Current Student
Shoto Ido After earning his bachelor’s degree in Japan, Shota worked for a global management consulting firm for 3 years. In pursuing his passion for tech, he also worked for an e-commerce company in product marketing and product management roles. He chose to study at Chicago Booth to develop his marketing, entrepreneurship, and general management skills to advance his career in the tech space. In his free time, he enjoys Chicago’s great cuisine and spending time with friends.

Leon Tsutsumi , Current Student
Leon After eight years of working in the steel manufacturer industry, Leon wanted to further his management skillset in a different setting. He came to Chicago Booth looking to build a business vocabulary, broaden his international scope, and create a network of new peers. Leon is active in the marketing and energy student groups, leveraging his post-MBA goal as a marketing manager. In his spare time, Leon enjoys exploring Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Shedd Aquarium (all provide free admission for Booth students) with his partner and daughter. Leon can also be spotted running along Lake Michigan with his running-mates every weekend.

Yoko Ushioda , Current Student
Yoko Yoko is a licensed architect in Japan where after her master's degree she worked as a designer in an architectural firm for 3 years before moving to a manufacturer and supplier of housing and building material. After completing her first year at Booth, she spent her summer in San Francisco working at Enterprise Service division of Quid Inc., a company specialized in text-based data analytics. In her free time, Yoko enjoys going to art exhibitions, CSO concerts and other cultural activities that Chicago offers, she also loves to explore new restaurants with her husband and friends at Booth.

Takahiro Yamakawa , Current Student
taka Takahiro joined Chicago Booth to further his understanding of business principles and to improve his public policy making abilities. He enjoys the highly practical courses, like International Finance and Competitive Strategy at Booth. Most recently, he completed the Chicago Half-Marathon with some of his classmates, which has been one of his most memorable experiences so far.

Ryohei Yamanaka , Current Student
Ryohei After seven years as a Banker in Tokyo and New York, Ryohei came to Chicago Booth enrolled in both the MBA and Masters in Computer Science joint-degree program, realizing the importance of technical literacy for business leaders. He has enjoyed every part of his life at Booth so far – active dialogues in classrooms, debates on innovative business ideas in case competitions, and his trip to Sri Lanka with amazing classmates, to name a few.

Atsushi Yamazaki , Current Student
ATsushi Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Atsushi earned his Master of Engineering degree from the Tokyo University of Science. Atsushi’s professional work experience includes 3 years at Morgan Stanley as an IT Engineer in the Fixed Income Division and 6 years at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst. Atsushi also created his own non-profit organization, “Happy Island” to support the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami victims. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, playing soccer, running marathons, and playing the guitar. With a goal of conquering the seven summits, he has finished 3 so far: Africa’s Kilimanjaro, Europe’s Elbrus, and Oceania’s Kosciuszko.