Thursday, June 25, 2009
You gotta fight...
Snapshots from earlier this week. Head office VIPs visiting Japan to discuss long term strategical initiatives.
Sitting in the meeting room, looking at power point slides and discuss strenghts and weaknesses of potential aquisition targets and how well their offering would fit with our own portfolio. Going through manufacturing capabilities of these companies "I think their factory in Miyazaki produces the catheters while the Akita one produces the pre-filled syringes?" etc galore. Serious meeting.
After a nice dinner at a rustic Izakaya we took them to to experience a little informal drinking and eating, taking the group to Karaoke. Me being "ordered" by a very decisive female guest to order a bunch of whiskey to get the action going.
An hour and a half later, the whole group is standing on the tables, neckties tied around their foreheads and screaming to "Fight for your right to Party" by the Beastie Boys.
Japan can make some strange things happen, but hey, it was all in good fun! Now I just have to try and exorcise the song out of my head, which is easier said than done...