Our Team

Our team at Langley Esquire is a combination of Japan experts who are passionate in using their knowledge and experience to help clients find success in Japan.

Each individual on our team has proven experience in Japan as well as a unique perspective that represents an important part of Langley Esquire’s service offering.

Take a look at the people who make Langley Esquire a leading advisor in Japan Public Affairs.

Leadership

Timothy Langley

Timothy Langley

President & Representative Director

With over 30 years of experience in Japan Public Affairs, Timothy Langley is the founder and driving force behind Langley Esquire. After obtaining an LL.M. from Tohoku University, a dual J.D. / M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, and an LL.M. from the University of Denver, Timothy has made his name in combining his comprehensive understanding of international law with an exceptional perspective gained from a career spent getting the impossible done in Japan.

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

Read more about Timothy Langley here

Parker J. Allen

Parker J. Allen

Chief Operating Officer

With extensive experience in Japan as a social media advocacy strategist and knocking on doors and getting business done in the Diet, Parker J. Allen is Langley Esquire’s COO. Parker is responsible for managing our team of public affairs professionals, as well as business development and client relationship management.

An active member of the PR Society of Japan’s corporate planning committee, Parker is also involved in leading the push for Japanese firms to embrace global communication best practices.

Parker serves as producer of Langley Esquire’s media properties, including “Tokyo on Fire”, “Brand 2020”, and “Kokkai Insider”, in addition to overall creative direction.

With roots in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Parker is a graduate of Sophia University and a decade-long resident of Tokyo.
When he’s not helping oversee day-to-day operations, you can find Parker on Twitter at @alleninc

Advisors

Michael Cucek

Michael Cucek

Advisor

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 Japan Institute 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.

Raised in San Francisco, California, Michael is a graduate of Stanford University and former Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University. A consultant to both business and governments on Japan’s politics and foreign policy, he is a frequent source of analysis and comment for international news media.

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

Advisor

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.

In 2015, Dr. Snow completed an Abe Fellowship at Keio University’s Institute of Media and Communications Research. Dr. Snow is a two-time recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, and completed the two-year Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) at the United States Information Agency and U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Snow earned a magna cum laude International Relations Ph.D. from American University‘s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. She as served as a professor at some of the world’s top universities, including UCLA, Syracuse University, University of Southern California, and Tsinghua University. A longtime Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, she helped establish the school’s Center on Public Diplomacy as the Center’s first senior research fellow.

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.

Associates

Yosuke Fudo

Yosuke Fudo

Senior Associate

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.

Mickey Langley

Mickey Langley

Senior Associate

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.