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The Team

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Chris Lawson

Chris Lawson

Chief Operating Officer

Chris began his career in investment banking before following his entrepreneurial spirit to help launch business ventures in the UK and Japan. His marketing skills, creativity and ability to think outside the box has supported several tourism-related projects in Japan. With great communication skills and a vast network of media, business and travel connections, Chris has a talent to bring people together.

Kathryn Wortley

Kathryn Wortley

Chief Content Officer

A skilled content creator and tourism advisor, she has more than 20 years’ experience in journalism and the travel industry, in the UK and Japan. In Scotland, she promoted destinations for adventure and wellness tourism. In Japan, she has advised companies, cities, prefectures and the tourism ministry on the development of inbound tourism.

​Dermot Killoran

Dermot Killoran

Chief Visual Officer

Originally from Ireland, Dermot has been resident in Japan for more than 30 years. He started his career in an Irish bank for whom he established and managed a representative office in Tokyo in the early 1990s. Subsequently,  he embarked on a career change and set up a PC training and IT services business, which was later acquired by a global IT services company.

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