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Interview with Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson | 2022 Ireland Report for The Japan Times

We are delighted and very proud that the 2022 Ireland Report for The Japan Times features an interview with Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson. You can read the full interview with Raymond Hegarty here: https://sms-bridges.com/encouraging-connections/
Founded in 1897, The Japan Times is Japan’s largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper with headquarters in Tokyo.
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This interview was prepared in cooperation with media specialists SMS Bridges. Bridges is a digital business and lifestyle magazine for high-level Japanese executives, global business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

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IJA Bounenkai End of Year Party 2021 | Photo Gallery

On 2nd December the IJA members, friends, and supporters came together to celebrate and enjoy one of the most exciting cultural events and celebrations of the year – IJA Bounenkai End of Year Party with Sake reception and delicious Japanese dinner taking place at Yamamori Sushi, Dublin.

Eddie Hughes, IJA Council, welcomed everyone to the event and shared a message from Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson:

Bounenkai – the Japanese traditional year end party is a way to close off the year with friends and colleagues and get ready to welcome a new year. The word Bounenkai literally means ‘a gathering to forget the year’ – to put the troubles of the year behind you and face the future.

This echoes traditional celebrations dating back to 16th century Japan, when the Samurai lords would gather in late December for a day of cultural activities such as writing and reciting poetry. In the evening they would celebrate with a large banquet.

We do not expect much poetry to be written tonight, but we do hope that you enjoy each other’s company at the sake reception and during the meal.

Thank you for supporting the IJA this year. I wish you all the best for this evening and for the end of the year. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2022. – Raymond Hegarty, IJA Chairperson

Colly Murray, RetroVino

Event guests had a wonderful opportunity to taste traditional Japanese Sake drinks, including premium Junmai Sake, accompanied by a short presentation on Sake history and culture by Colly Murray, RetroVino followed by a delicious dinner at Yamamori Sushi restaurant.
We would like to thank everyone  – our individual and corporate members as well as friends and supporters who attended this event. We appreciate your continued support to the IJA throughout this year.
A very big thanks goes to Colly Murray, RetroVino, for sharing his passion and knowledge about Japanese Sake, to Graham Ryan and his team, Yamamori Restaurants, for hosting our event and making sure everyone had the best time, and last but not least – to Eddie Hughes, IJA Council, for his time, support and help to make this event such a great success.

Note: Please note that during this event the IJA followed and complied with the health and safety recommendations and restaurant policy.

Photos: Eddie Hughes

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Business Briefing: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

**This event is exclusive to the IJA and the IJCC members, Cpl clients and Future Work.World members only.**
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We are pleased to invite you to a collaborative panel discussion ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work’ with the Ireland Japan Association and Cpl’s Future Work.World Network on Thursday, 2nd May, from 8am until 9.40am at Cpl HQ, One Haddington Buildings, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 X4C9.
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You can also join us virtually* by indicating this in the registration form below.
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Properly harnessing Artificial Intelligence technologies can fundamentally revolutionise our workplaces. It can propel collaboration to new heights, foster exciting innovation, drive new efficiencies, and enable sustainable transformation. But it is not without its challenges, and it may reshape how we work in unexpected and potentially frightening ways.
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To discuss this fascinating topic Ireland Japan Association together with Future Work.World invite you to join our expert panel on Thursday 2nd May.
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Please note that there are limited spaces available.
Register your interest by filling out the form and indicate if you’ll be attending in-person or virtually.
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Register by following this link!
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This event is exclusive to IJA and IJCC members, Cpl clients and Future Work.World members only.
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All attendees will receive complementary membership to Future Work.World as part of the event.
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We look forward to seeing you there!
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