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CCCJ "GDM Lunch Seminar: Career Progression as a woman in Japan"

  • 21 Jan 2019
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • The Embassy of Canada to Japan, Executive Dining Room (4F)

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SACCJ is pleased to announce that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ) will be hosting their series of Global Diversity Management workshop.

The CCCJ is pleased to invite you to the Global Diversity Management workshop on Monday, 21 January 2019.

The guest speaker is Kiyo Weiss, Director of Regional and Premium Sales Asia Pacific at Air Canada. Kiyo will be sharing her own experience in her career progression in Japan from a woman's perspective. Kiyo will also be discussing challenges and opportunities for women in Japan's corporate environment.

The seminar will be moderated by CCCJ Honorary Adviser, Akiko Kosuda. After Ms. Weiss' talk, there will be an opportunity for group discussion. **Q&A is accepted in both English and Japanese**

Lunch and tea will be provided to all attendees. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact


Date:  Monday, 21 January 2019

Time:  12:00 - 14:00

Venue: The Embassy of Canada to Japan, Executive Dining Room (4F)

Admission fee: Members 2,000yen

Cancellation deadline: Friday, 18 January 2019

Registration: Please click here

**Guests are required to present a government issued photo ID at entrance. A mandatory bag check will also be conducted. 

Please note that there may be a possibility that we have to turn the guests down under the following circumstances.

  • Guests without a government issued photo ID even though their names are on the list
  • Guests who come to the event without signing up beforehand 
  • Guests who come to the event on behalf of someone else

*NOTE: This presentation will be given in JAPANESE. 

About the Speaker:

Kiyo Weiss

Kiyo Weiss became the Air Canada General Manager for Japan in October 2013 and in addition to this role, she was appointed to the position of Head of Premium Revenue Asia and Pacific in 2018. She joined Air Canada as the Japan Sales and Marketing Manager in 2009. At Air Canada, Kiyo has facilitated an increase in the number of flights from Japan to Canada from 1 daily to 6 daily helping Japan become one of the most profitable worldwide. The most recent addition was a service to Montreal from Narita in June 2018. Before joining Air Canada, she worked for United Airlines holding various key management positions such as Reservations and Ticket Office Manager for Japan and District Sales Manager for Eastern Japan. During this time, she introduced the first bilingual voice activated speech system to the reservation center and opened the first outsourced call center for United Airlines Japan in Okinawa.

She is currently serving as a governor of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

For her special interview, please go to:


The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan was established in 2008 to promote trade and commerce as well as enhance friendship and cultural understanding between the two nations. The SACCJ strives to be a reliable first point of contact for businesses and individuals related to South Africa in Japan, and to provide our members with access to a wealth of information and contacts to assist in their projects, ventures and businesses.



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