Known as the first foreigner in the Japan National Diet, having served as a Diet secretary under former Japan Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama, Timothy is well-known as an insider and specialist in Japan’s political landscape. He has used his experience inside Japan’s legislature in successful projects as political attaché for U.S. presidents and diplomats, building a reputation as a bridge between Japan and U.S. leaders. He is best known as an enabler for foreign corporations in Japan, having served as General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for Apple Computer Japan and General Motors Asia-Pacific.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Timothy is arguably one of Tokyo’s most well connected expatriates. Countless companies, from startups to Fortune 100’s have all called upon Timothy’s skill and expertise to navigate the unique aspects of Japan’s political and legal environment.
You can find Timothy and his trademark moustache on Twitter at @langleyesquire
Michael Cucek (known to many as simply “MTC”) is Langley Esquire’s chief advisor for issues related to Japanese politics and social issues. An Adjunct Fellow at the Temple University JapanInstitute of Contemporary Asian Studies, he is well-known as the author of Shisaku, one of the foremost blogs covering politics in Japan. Michael’s experience includes producing segments for TV Asahi’s New York Bureau’s hit nightly news program News Station. Michael is also accomplished in providing strategic advice to Japanese multinationals, having served over a decade as a senior analyst at a political risk consulting firm headed by a former Japanese diplomat and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan.
A two-decade resident of Tokyo, you can listen in on Michael’s (often irreverent) take on Japan news and international affairs on Twitter at @MichaelTCucek
Dr. Nancy Snow
Dr. Nancy Snow is Langley Esquire’s chief advisor for public relations, media relations, public diplomacy, and leadership branding. One of the foremost authorities on Japan’s public diplomacy, Dr. Snow is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Snow is an author/editor of 11 books in media and foreign affairs, available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Portuguese and Korean translations. You can find her most recent book, Japan’s Information War, here.
When she’s not seeking out hidden meanings and spreading Southern hospitality, Dr. Snow can be found on Twitter at @drpersuasion.
Parker J. Allen
Experienced in social media, Parker spends time in the Diet and is involved in business-development and client-relationship management.
Having experience as the Policy Secretary for former House of Representatives Member and current Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, Yosuke Fudo is an expert at navigating the Japan National Diet. From authoring policy to planning and presentation, Yosuke is responsible for helping lead our public affairs projects.
Born in Osaka, Yosuke graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelors in Law. Yosuke began his career in politics early as a member of the Waseda U. “Yubenkai” Speech Club, known as the training ground for dozens of Japan’s politicians and politics experts.
With ample experience in Program Coordination and Bookkeeping, Mickey Langley manages our client accounts & operations.
A Tokyo native with experience living in Colorado and New York City, Mickey attended St. Mary’s International School and Temple University’s Japan Campus.