I love Japan! Part 2

Following on from our travel blog few weeks back **beeeep** Alright, I admit it… it is not a travel blog (yet!) One of the wonders of this community is having the chance (and excuse) to go all over the world.

In part 1 whilst making you jealous of my lovely trip to Japan, I took the opportunity to showcase some of the country’s wonderful MVPs, but there are more!

AND the good news doesn’t stop here, I am very happy to announce just in time for the festive season an early present to the community…

Japan Dreamin'Another addition to the family of Community Trailblazer Conferences, this time in the very up and coming Japan. So if you were already wanting to visit for the Rugby World Cup next year or even pre Olympics in 2020, well this many just be the extra reason you needed!

Now lets get to it,

This is it. Part 2 – Meet Akira, Keiko & Junko!

Meet Akira Kuratani, he works as director at TeamSpirit Inc and was elected MVP in March 2017.

Akira KurataniWhat is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “My favorite function is the notification function of Salesforce mobile application. It is because I can easily approve while I am out. It is essential for managers.”

How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “I am involved mainly in the activities of Tokyo Salesforce Developer Group. Recently, I have launched the Developer Group website (sfdg.tokyo) and gathered knowledge, and SNS which curates Salesforce information. (@sfdgtokyo)”

If you were to ask a wish of Salesforce what would that be? “A mechanism that we can divide the application appropriately. I work for an ISV company and it’s always challenging to find an appropriate point where the application supports both scalability for customers and convenience we provide at the same time.”

Now, ask a wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “We are trying to hold Dreamin’ in Japan. Please advise us to be careful and do better.”

Meet Keiko Niimi, she is in HR at U.S.E CO., LTD and at the same time is the Salesforce Admin! She was elected as MVP in March 2018.

Keiko NiimiWhat is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “I like EINSTEIN PLATFORM SERVICES. I won the first prize in ‘AI App Contest’ in 2018 hosted by Salesforce, when I made an app which used a robot” And she does love robots – check this out: https://youtu.be/O6dvnIOkz2Q

How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “My activities with the Community include being the host of the user group ‘Work Reform Study Group’ and being the leader of the Salesforce Japan Admin Women’s Group.”

If you were to ask a wish of Salesforce what would that be? “I would like you to help increase the social status of Admin in Japan. Because the importance of Admin in company isn’t still recognised.”

Time to ask a wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “I would like to know anything about your specialty. Please feel free to talk to me.”

Meet Junko Nakayama, Salesforce developer, she was elected as MVP in 2017.

Junko NakayamaWhat is your top tip or favourite feature of Salesforce, and why? “Developer console. You can write code, debug and query. It is a powerful tool for everyone!”

How do you best like to get involved with the #TrailblazerCommunity? “I am a founder of the Salesforce Women’s Club.”

If you were to ask a wish of Salesforce what would that be? “New product features every release.”

Last but not least what is your wish of our readers, how can we all support the community in Japan? “If you have the chance to come to Japan, I would like you to come and visit our community!”

Now is time to say Jā matane,  but leaving you with a festive fact: Christmas and New Year in Japan are not so big as Europe, they don’t have New Year’s Eve fireworks. Traditionally this time is spent with families in year end and new year. But what they do have is yummy food! Apparently more than 50% of families have soba on New Year’s Eve, it is said that people cut off their bad luck in the year (As soba is a soft noodle easy to cut) like these delights I had in Osaka, Kyoto & Taketomi:

 

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