Fireside Chat with Mei Ichinose, British-Japanese Paralympian

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)

Fireside Chat with Mei Ichinose, British-Japanese Paralympian

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Ahead of the Women in Business Committee’s event series Transforming Ourselves Together: A 2x4x4 Formula, we are excited to welcome British-Japanese Paralympian, public speaker, and model Mei Ichinose.
Please join us for a virtual fireside chat, moderated by Chris Wells, senior advisor at EY Japan’s Tokyo wavespace, to hear Ichinose share her experiences as a Paralympic swimmer and sustainability advocate. She will touch on how we as individuals can tackle diversity and inclusion in Japan and create a diverse and sustainable corporate culture.


About the Speaker
Mei Ichinose
Originally from Kyoto, Mei Ichinose started swimming competitively at age nine and has represented Japan since she was 13. Her dream came true when she made the 2016 Rio Paralympics team. In 2020, she was ranked No.1 in the world for the 200-meter individual medley (S9). She currently holds seven Japanese records, including for the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley.


For Ichinose, swimming wasn’t just a sport, but a way to make her voice heard. Since her retirement in 2021, she has continued to share information on disabilities and advocate for sustainability, inspiring people across Japan and the world to live in ways that are good for themselves and the planet.


About the Moderator
Chris Wells
A senior advisor at EY Japan’s Tokyo wavespace, Chris Wells has been designing innovation experiences for EY clients since 2019. With more than 25 years of experience, he is also a sought-after narrator, workshop facilitator, and event moderator. Working around the globe for a variety of organizations, he has facilitated workshops in his native English, as well as Japanese and Spanish, for some of the top companies and organizations in the world. Topics include diversity, creativity, innovation, communication, and corporate culture.


Mei Ichinose won the 8th National High School English Speech Contest in 2015, with a speech titled “The Disabled”.
Please click here to see her speech on YouTube;

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Event timezone - Asia/Tokyo

Listing Expiry Date: - 2023-02-03


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2022-11-24 @ 12:00 PM (GMT+0800) to
2022-11-24 @ 01:00 PM (GMT+0800)


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