From the President

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2019 wrap 

Hi friends!

It's been an exciting year for us at Asian Access, and I want to thank you for your support.

New Country Expansion

This past year we were able to open a new country—a closed access country—and we're grateful for that. The leaders have come to me and said:

"Joe, this is awesome. We have nothing like this. We are so grateful that you came."

In addition to that, we've been holding orientation sessions for business leaders in places like Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. And so this next year, it could be exciting to see what happens in those places.


Leaders have great hope for Japan. The vision that I'm hearing for the year 2020 is pretty exciting these days. And this whole past year, I've never seen such optimism.

U30: Leaders under 30 years of ageAnd then for younger leaders in Japan, we just completed our "U30" session where leaders under 30 years old went through a two-year process and they were very encouraged, very hopeful about the future.

And then also just recently Japan hosted the Rugby World Cup. And wow, what an exciting event that was! You may have seen the Springboks from South Africa winning this year, which was quite extraordinary. But a part of that was the start of 500 festivals that will be held across the entire country of Japan between now and the Olympic Games.

And this just set the tone for what's to come in the year ahead.

Grateful for You!

So thank you for all you've done—for all your support—we are grateful for you. This has been a banner year for us at Asian Access. And I simply want to say from my heart to yours, thank you for coming alongside.

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Joe joined Asian Access as president in 2008 and has logged many miles traveling across the Asian continent. One thing he has learned is to platform other leaders. In this blog, he hopes to share some of their stories that will encourage you to engage with Asian Access that strives to change the few, who change the many.

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