meet the team in japan

Meet the team in Japan

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

Tomoko Uryu, Impact International

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

Tomoko Uryu

R&D Specialist, Japan

I have used my multi-cultural background in a range of multinational organisations. I have supported diverse multicultural organisations in developing and localising strategies to instil & realise behavioural change at an organisational & individual level.
I have also contributed in HRD/OD solution development and localisation. Fluent in Japanese and English and with MA in Linguistics. Love gardening and pottery. 

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Yutaka Sugimoto, Impact International

Yutaka Sugimoto

Managing Director, Japan

Yutaka Sugimoto

Managing Director, Japan

I was inspired by experiential learning on a leadership programme in 1992 and have worked for Impact ever since. Experiential learning and reflection alongside theory and skills input is a platform for real behaviour change for leaders. My passion is building an organisation worth working for and supporting our clients by developing people. I play football and enjoy discussing the match with friends. Drinking beer maybe more important than playing football.

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Harutaka Kitayama Impact Japan

Harutaka Kitayama

Facilitator, Japan

Harutaka Kitayama

Facilitator, Japan

I have worked Impact Japan since 2003 and have progressed from sales manager to facilitator. I focus on developing leadership capabilities of middle managers and young people. I have been interested in the growth of people since majoring in psychology at university. As well as personal development, I want to concentrate on organisational development and workplace development. I like the culture of Impact International and enjoy my work.

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Yasushi Igarashi, Impact International

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

Yasushi Igarashi

Co-ordinator, Japan

Before Joining Impact in 2002 I worked as an outdoor guide for nature tourism, kayaking and trekking in the ocean and forest. Using this experience, my strengths are in creating and coordinating programmes that provide learning experiences through outdoor activities. Beyond this role I wear several different hats, such as managing our website and managing H&S. Personally, I love to do challenging journeys by sea kayak and bike in many countries.

Kiyoshi Uemura Impact International

Kiyoshi Uemura

Project Designer, Japan

Kiyoshi Uemura

Project Designer, Japan

Having joined Impact Japan in 1993, my main role is company cook and carpenter. I cook lunch every couple of months by request. As carpenter, I work on refurbishing our office and equipment used in our projects. I occasionally join our delivery team to offer technical support on programmes. I have experience facilitating for Sony, Canon, Japan rail and more, plus Eclipse management for sales and delivery. My hobby is down river kayaking.

Hidehiko Yamada, Impact International

Hidehiko Yamada

Creative Producer, Japan

Hidehiko Yamada

Creative Producer, Japan

I belong to a Creative Production Unit in the Consulting Department. My role is to develop frameworks and tools for consulting, text books for new consultants, sales promoting tools and more. When working on proposals I take advantage of my experience as an ex-consultant, as well as being a fun person at Impact. As a father of three sons and a daughter, I am always looking for the best way to quickly restore energy.

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