Michael, who attended the University of Oregon as well as Waseda University in Tokyo, is originally from the West Coast of the US but has lived for the past 23 years in Tokyo and Shanghai. He speaks basic Chinese and speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese. In his youth he was an actor and comedian appearing on stages throughout Japan. He has been in the business of private client business consulting for his own company since 2000, and as a result has become a familiar figure in the community. More recently, he discovered his personal passion when he expanded into creating and promoting motion pictures.
Recently he has fallen in love the French Tuesdays concept and has joined the team in Tokyo. His hobbies include cooking, film & jogging. His considerable knowledge and understanding of the Japanese language and culture has proved to be a great asset in helping FT adapt to the unique business environment that is special to Tokyo.
Brad Chikaraishi is a half-Japanese, half-Chinese entrepreneur specializing in Human Resources, Advertising, Management Consulting and Business Development. He has worked with a wide range of Japanese companies to develop new products and services and in the areas of product innovation.
He is fluent in Japanese and Chinese and his range of expertise covers Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
His passions include networking and involvement in social events. He joined the French Tuesdays Tokyo team in 2010.
Takafumi Noguchi is a graduate of the University in California. From the age of 25, he worked a famous global IT company for 3 years. After his 3-years of work experience there, he began as IT free-lance working with many Japanese IT companies.