Author(s): Marc Popelier
Japan is a country with a unique and somewhat mysterious culture. It is a land of diversity and contradictions. You will find ancient customs, cherished and unchanged for over thousands of years, as well as cutting edge technology and the latest gadgets. In Japan you ll be amazed with the charmingly courteous way travellers are treated and the delicacy with which Japanese food is prepared and served. It is a country where the majority of its population lives in vast cities like Tokyo and Yokohama. But it is also a country with stunning landscapes made up of thousands of islands lying on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Marc Popelier's life-long love for the country has crystallized into the pages of this book. It is a perfect introduction to Japan and will surely tempt anyone to visit this fascinating country.
Marc Popelier is a business and financial professional with extensive international management experience in logistics, retail, automotive and the electronics industry related to or in Japan. He holds an MBA from the University of Antwerp and the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and is the owner of an advisory company that supports companies entering the Japanese market. He studied at the American University in Washington when NBC broadcasted the TV documentary 'If Japan can ... Why can't we'. The series focused on quality and continual improvement in Japanese manufacturing laying the foundations for his interest in Japanese business and production techniques. He is a an enthusiastic amateur photographer and his close bond with Japan and frequent visits resulted in a unique and impressive photo archive compiling some of the country's most picturesque sights and most striking scenes.