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WASABI Insight vol.2
"Overseas business expansion for
SMEs & Startups in Singapore & Japan"


Produced by WASABI Creation


25 June 2015 Thursday, 6:30pm~9:30pm
Amazon Web Services, Capital Square
Connecting Japan & ASEAN for casual & stimulating exchange of ideas in business. 
A truly cross-border business networking event, first of its kind in Singapore. 













WASABI Insight vol.1, Feb 12 2015, LinkedIn Singapore



About the Speakers:







Sponsor:                                                                          Media Partner:   







Supporting Partners: 







Transport                         Food                           Community                               Community                       Community                    Ticketing                             Community

Past Speakers

Mr Akihiko Koga                     Mr Hideaki Fujiyama                    June Shaul                              Emily Maynade

Japan Food Cukkture         Lingua Franca Holdings                   LinkedIn                                       LinkedIn

Organizers:                                                                        Co-Organizers:


One lucky participant will win a Kindle from Amazon at the lucky draw!!





Kindly pre-register for advance tickets for WASABI Insight vol.2 HERE by 20th June 2015.  

Due to limited seats, pre-registration online is strictly required.


For enquiry , kindly advice in the online form or email to














WASABI Insight is a regular social networking event for bridging Singapore & Japan in terms of Business, Culture, & Talents, in order to enhance interaction & exchange of ideas between Singaporeans, Japanese, as well as other expatriate professionals. 


Past events:

WASABI Insight vol.1 @ LinkedIn Singapore





Participationg Companies (WASABI Insight vol.2)


NNA Asia, Yamada Business Consulting, Amazon Web Services, APF Group, New Business Asia, Suzuyo Singapore, TrackSpace, Haku Pte Ltd, Raffles Corporate Advisory Services Pte Ltd, Nihon Assist Singapore, GC Tax Services Pte Ltd, Twitter, Unite and Grow Inc., Globaleye Retotus Private Limited, Testadura, Dualtap Singapore Pte Ltd......and more




Supporting Business Leaders:







Mr Matsuda Daishi               Mr Kazuya Chiba                   Ms Kelly Teoh                   Mr Teng Theng Dar                  Mr Son le Thanh                    Vidit Agrawal

NNA Singapore                       Suzuyo Singapore                New Business Asia            The Xpert Bees Pte Ltd                   Startup Grind                      Uber Singapore







Mr Fabian Lua                        Mr Atul Harkisanka                    Mr Damien Lam                         Mr Akihiko Koga                     Ms June Shaul                     Ms Emily Maynard

Peatix Singapore                  LinkedIn Singapore                   Barterfli Holdings                   Japan Food Culture                        LinkedIn                                       LinkedIn












Ben Chew

Startup Jobs Asia



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Mr. Yasuyuki Kita

Branch Manager, Yamada Business Consulting



Mr. John Fitzpatrick

AWS Venture Capital and Startup Business Development Manager APAC,

Amazon Web Services


Event detail:


  • Date & Time: 25 June 2015, 6:30pm~9:30pm

  • Venue: Amazon Web Services

  • 23 Church Street, Capital Square, #10-01 Singapore 049481

  • Associatin Fee: $25 (early bird), $35

  • Light refreshment provided

  • Language: English

  • Dress code: Smart casual or business

  • Number of attendees: 100 (a mix of Japanese, locals & expatriates)


Advance online registration is strictly required.



1830: Door open, Refreshment & Networking

1920: Welcome note by emcee


1930: 1st Speaker + Q&A

Mr. Yasuyuki Kita

  • Branch Manager, Yamada Business Consulting

  • Topic: “The ideals & Reality for Japanese Ventures in Singapore”


2000: 2nd Speakers +Q&A

Mr. John Fitzpatrick

  • AWS Venture Capital and Startup Business Development Manager APAC, Amazon Web Services

  • Topic:  “How Cloud-computing is helping businesses for SMEs and Startups”


2030: Networking

2130: The End


*Event program may be subjected to changes,

we seek your kind understanding. 

Mr. Yasuyuki Kita

Branch Manager,

Yamada Business Consulting Singapore


Kita joined Yamada Business Consulting Co., Ltd. in 2007, primarily focused on supporting business recovery and growth strategy development for domestic small and medium sized enterprises. He was then assigned to Singapore’s branch office in 2011.


As the Head of Yamada Business Singapore branch, he has been engaged in wide range of fields such as business expansion planning, M&A, and investment project conducted with Japanese clients in Southeast Asian markets.


At present, Kita is vigorously developing YBC's base network in major Southeast Asian countries to build up better environment for responding to local aspiration and community values.





Mr. John Fitzpatrick

AWS Venture Capital and Startup Business Development Manager APAC,

Amazon Web Services


John manages sales and business development for Amazon Web Services in Malaysia. He has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years, and has held various consulting and sales leadership roles in both fast- moving startups as well as large companies such as Oracle, Amazon and Booz Allen Hamilton.


In the last couple of years, John was responsible for leading the AWS business development in Malaysia. John has worked in Singapore, China and the United States.



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