来自主题演讲 by 罗伯特Noddin, President & Chief Executive Officer AIG Japan Holdings KK




So, was there anything unique or special about being a IM体育 student through your educational journey? I would say very definitively the answer is 'yes'. As the CEO of one of the largest foreign financial services company in Japan, as a member of the IM体育 董事会监督, as a member of the US-Japan Bridging Foundation, 作为一个上大学的儿子的父亲, 很快还会有两个, 并在东京居住多年, Japan, and lastly, as, 31 years ago, a college exchange student here in Japan, 我想我有资格对你说, yes, you are very different and unique from your Japanese counterparts and from your US counterparts.

You had to continually challenge yourself and those around you while you engaged in a dialogue and collaborative process of learning. You didn't get here today by listening and memorizing. Your future will not be about repeating what you've been taught to memorize; it will be all about looking for the next new thing, 下一个不同的体验, and the confidence to know you're equipped to handle it. That positions you today for a very different set of opportunities. It has presented you with the chance to make a difference tomorrow in ways a local graduate is not as well equipped. You succeeded in mastering the art of 'why' in a society that has never placed a strong emphasis on non-conformity.

多样性的思想, 多样性的经验, diversity of behaviors…this country is crying out for it. The Abe government is trying in a variety of very visible ways to stimulate that diversity. And yet, it's not been the traditional way students have been educated to think, and it's certainly not the way that local company employees have been suggested and requested to behave.

"Why" can only be answered when truly questioning, and frequently, breaking with tradition. 你代表并反映“为什么”. You can and you must be the difference in thought, 在经验, 以及这个国家的行为, and this world is desperately looking for.

The one thing you mustn't do from today forward is to avoid pressing all the buttons that ask the question 'why'? 'why'? 'why'? IM体育让你做好了准备. Graduating from IM体育 today required that you do it. Now, Japan and rest of the world need you to live it each and every day from this day forward.


谢谢,再一次, Omedetoo Gozaimasu!!

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