Life transitions can be difficult for anyone, especially the transition from school to the working world. For our
Japanese friends there are several more specific challenges that they will face as they prepare to enter the
workforce in Japan. In this seminar, we will explore what some of these challenges are and how we can specifically
help and support them as they prepare to return.
Sakamoto, Garett is a fourth generation Japanese-American born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
He became a Christian in high school. After graduating from U. of Wash, he began working at Microsoft and
later transferred to one of the Tokyo offices in Japan. After two years he returned to Seattle and Microsoft. He
looks forward to sharing experiences and challenges working in the business world both in the U.S. and Japan.