Mr. Nishitani has been acknowledged as one of Japan’s most articulate communications “bridges” and has served as a link between foreign companies and government agencies in Japan for more than forty years. He provides strategic counsel to major clients in utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consumer/entertainment organizations, and public institutions.
His broad experience includes consulting to multinational companies (MNCs) on their international strategies, on partnerships with Japanese companies, media relations, industrial relations, international trade issues and government affairs, and crisis management planning and execution.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Mr. Nishitani worked in the Netherlands promoting Japanese inward direct investment and tourism for the Amsterdam Promotion Foundation. He has also had postings in Saudi Arabia for Weber Shandwick to help Japanese MNCs develop their position in new markets.
He is the author of “Public Affairs Strategy”, published by Toyo Keizai in December, 2011 and co-authored “Future Managers” by the Japan Productivity Center. He supervised the Japanese edition of “Corporate Reputation” published by Ittousha. Also, he wrote travel-guide books for the Benelux countries, published by Blue Guide Books and “Greece and the Aegean Sea”, by Japan Travel Bureau Publishing.
Mr. Nishitani graduated from Sophia University with a B.A. in Literature.