Japan Lecture Series 2006-2007

 

Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas  


Taiko Performance and Workshop

By St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

Saturday, October 7, 2006

 

Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit

By Chester C. Dawson III

Thursday, March 22, 2007

 

Free admission

 

The Japan Lecture Series is made possible by the grant from the Freeman Foundation.            

For more information, contact Mieko U. Peek at mpeek@lyon.edu


 

 

 

Taiko Performance and Workshop

By St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

 

Saturday, October 7, 2006

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Brown Chapel

Lyon College

 

 

The original Osuwa Taiko was formed by Grandmaster Daihachi Oguchi in Suwa, Japan.  In 1986, Oguchi visited St. Louis (sister city of Suwa) and helped form the first Osuwa Taiko in St. Louis.  The group was disbanded several years later when members went away to pursue their tertiary education elsewhere. 

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko was restarted at Washington University in September of 1996 with the return of Joe Kimura, one of the founding members of the original St. Louis Osuwa Taiko.  Since then, the group has grown and they have been performing at numerous events and occasions mostly in the mid-western region of the United States. 

For more information about St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, visit http://www.stlouis.osuwa.taiko.cc/main.php?page=home

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Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit

By Chester C. Dawson III

 

Thursday, March 22, 2007

7:00-8:30 p.m.

 

Derby Lecture Hall

Lyon College

 

 

 

Chester C. Dawson III, author of Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit, will take you behind the scenes of one of the most ambitious and lucrative business strategies executed in the past 20 years. It is the story of how Toyota Motor Corp. developed the “perfect” car line and the fascinating people behind the scenes who made it happen, defying critics and beating competitors at their own game.  

Mr. Dawson is Vice-President at SPARX Investment & Research Inc., the New York-based office of Japanese hedge fund SPARX Asset Management Co. Previously, he worked as International Finance Editor at BusinessWeek magazine and has been a frequent contributor to the magazine's automotive industry coverage. Dawson spent ten years in Tokyo covering Japan Inc.'s "lost decade" for BusinessWeek, Dow Jones & Co.'s Far Eastern Economic Review, The Associated Press and Bloomberg News. His cover stories at BusinessWeek include "Can Anything Stop Toyota, "The Zen of Nissan" and "The Americanization of a Japanese Icon." He graduated with a M.A. degree from Harvard University in 1993 and earned his B.A. at Ohio University the previous year after spending his junior year abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo.

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