2018

’Elites brushing up on their aesthetic sense’
AERA / December 17, 2018 Issue (Asahi Shimbun Publications)
White Ship CEO, Kimi Hasebe was interviewed about the EGAKU Program in an article as part of a special feature ’How to generate ideas.’


'Paint a picture and change your frame of thinking'
Nikkei Business Online / June 13, 2018
Interview with White Ship CEO, Kimi Hasebe in which she discusses the EGAKU Program.
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‘Sharing a 50 year vision through an art workshop, and expressing thoughts through painting’
Kigyo to Jinzai Magazine / May 2018 Issue (SANRO Research Institute, Inc.)
Our work with Hitachi Chemical was featured in this magazine for HR professionals, including an in-depth report and a short commentary on the project by CEO, Kimi Hasebe. This was part of a special issue on ‘Expanding management’s mindset.’


‘Methods of Affirming Individuality and Enhancing Open-mindedness and Aesthetic Sense'
HRD Magazine / February 2018 (JMA Management Center Inc.)
EGAKU, as implemented with one of our corporate clients, was featured in a special report on "drawing out sensibility."


2017

‘Art x Business = ? Flexible thinking, applications to new business development'
Nihon Keizai Shimbun / November 3, 2017
Article on Vision Forest - our EGAKU x consulting practice.
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‘The art-based approach that will change the world - the main battlefield in the business world in the age of AI.’
Fuji Sankei Business Eye / August 16, 2017
The impact of EGAKU was mentioned in an opinion piece on the importance of art in the coming years.
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'"Art" - a keyword for business of the future'
Marketing Horizon / July 2017 Issue (Published by the Japan Marketing Association)
Interview with artist Kunihiko YAZAWA was featured in this edition on ‘“Art" - a keyword for business of the future.'


‘Painting and engaging in a dialogue with yourself: a new experience to clarify the values you live by and your vision.’
President Woman / July 2017 Issue
EGAKU was introduced in a special feature on ways for working women to invest in themselves.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / April 2017 Issue
Interview with Hideki Kurashige, Chairman and President, Representative Director of SIGMAXYZ Inc.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / March 2017 Issue
Interview with Taizo Son, Representative Director, President & CEO of Moestletoe, Inc.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / February 2017 Issue
Interview with Hiroshi Kurihara, President and Representative Director of Fuji Xerox


2016

'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / January 2017 Issue
Interview with Mitsuru Murai, Chairman of Japan Professional Football League (J-League)


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / December 2016 Issue
Interview with Soichiro Minami, CEO of BizReach, Inc.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / November 2016 Issue
Interview with Akira Matsumoto, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Calbee, Inc.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / October 2016 Issue
Interview with Seiji Yasubuchi, President & CEO of SMFL Capital


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / September 2016 Issue
Interview with Tetsufumi Takimoto, Visiting Associate Professor of Kyoto University


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / August 2016 Issue
Interview with Makoto Kigawa, Representative Director and Chairman of YAMATO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / July 2016 Issue
Interview with Hiroshi Ohnishi, President & CEO of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / June 2016 Issue
Interview with Yutaka Oda, Former President of Rokkatei Confectionery Co., Ltd


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / May 2016 Issue
Interview with Tadahiro Yoshida, Chairman & CEO of YKK Corporation


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / April 2016 Issue
Interview with Akihiko Kumagai, President and CEO of GE Japan
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Japan's executives swap pens for pastels to nurture innovation
Financial Times / February 28th, 2016
How slow growth is prompting businesses to use our art program, EGAKU Program, to stimulate creative thinking
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / March 2016 Issue
Interview with Nobu Okada, CEO of ASTROSCALE PTE LTD
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / February 2016 Issue
Interview with Daisuke Iwase, President & COO of LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY


'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / January 2016 Issue
Interview with Yoshihisa Aono, President & CEO of Cybozu, Inc.


2015

'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / December 2015 Issue
Interview with Yoshiharu Hoshino, President & CEO of Hoshino Resorts
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / November 2015 Issue
Interview with Masahiro Sakane, Senior Advisor to Komatsu Ltd.
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / October 2015 Issue
Interview with Toru Tokushige, Founder & CEO of Terra Motors Corporation
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / September 2015 Issue
Interview with Tamako Mitarai, Representative Director of Kesennuma Knitting Co.,Ltd.
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / August 2015 Issue
Interview with Amur S. Lakshminarayanan, President & CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd.
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / July 2015 Issue
Interview with Yoshiaki Fujimori, President & CEO of LIXIL Corporation
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / June 2015 Issue
Interview with Yasuaki Sakyo, President of Shibuya University Network
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'Drawing a Leader's Vision' DIAMOND Harvard Business Review (Japan Edition) / May 2015 Issue
Interview with Manabu Miyasaka, President & CEO of Yahoo Japan
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'Discovering a new you through an drawing workshop'
ecomum Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. / Spring 2015 Issue
A special EGAKU Program we ran in partnership with Recruit Holdings for a group of ecomum magazine readers and mums was included in a special feature, 'Starting something new from today'


'Drawing a picture, discovering a new me'
Recruit Holdings, ecomum x TOWNWORK / TOWNWORK Special Edition
A special EGAKU Program we ran for a group of ecomum magazine readers and mums was featured in this edition.


2014

'Offices That Kindle Creative Thinking'
Internal magazine of Mitsubishi Corporation Group "Ryowa" / September 2014 Issue
In an article introducing the Sigmaxyz Inc. office. White Ship was featured as their partner firm.


'Vision Forest: Awakening the Creative Powers of Managers'
BS Japan Nikkei Plus 10 / May 15, 2014
Art producer Kimi Hasebe was featured in this live broadcast discussing the EGAKU Program x consulting collaboration, Vision Forest.


'Transforming businesses through the power of art: incubating 'creativity' and entrepreneurship in organizations'
Project Design Magazine/ April 2014 Issue
Vision Forest - Art x Consulting - in the business world in Japan today (Featuring our work with Hitachi Chemical)
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Dr. Carsten Brunn, CEO of Bayer Yakuhin on Innovation and People as the Keys to Value Creation
Toyo Keizai Online / January 23, 2014
Dr. Carsten Brunn, President of Bayer Yakuhin talks about his experience of the EGAKU Program held for ~100 managers at Bayer Yakuhin and art in employee engagement
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2013

Kimi Hasebe and Ritsu Saito talk with Toyo Keizai Online about why Japanese Companies are looking to Art for Inspiration
Toyo Keizai Online / October 30, 2013 & November 6, 2013
A two part interview with White Ship CEO, Kimi Hasebe and Ritsu Saito of Sigmaxyz in the Toyo Keizai Online on the Art x Management Consulting collaboration - Vision Forest
Part 1: Why the Corporate World needs a Dose of Art (only in Japanese) >>
Part 2: The Power of Expression - finding your voice: the key to survival in business? (only in Japanese) >>


Ritsu Saito of Vision Forest on Why a Japanese 'Art Program' for Business Executives is Making Waves in Corporate Japan
Nikkei Business Online / October 3
Ritsu Saito of Sigmaxyz, on the story behind Vision Forest, the Art x Management Consulting collaboration.


Diamond Weekly Magazine / August 24, 2013
Vision Forest in Diamond Weekly Magazine showcased as one of the Innovative Approaches to Communication in this special edition on the Art of Communication (Featuring our work with Hitachi Systems).


2012

Asahi Shimbun / November 27, 2012
An article on Vision Forest - the Art x Consulting collaboration (Featuring our work with Hitachi Systems).


Grazia Japan / December 2012 edition
Kimi's talk at Lena's Trinity Breakfast was featured on Kyoko Uchida's column in Grazia Japan


FM Yokohama / November 23rd & 30th, 2012
Kimi Hasebe, CEO of White Ship was a guest on Yokohama Social Cafe, radio talk show


Mac Fan / December 2012 edition
Kimi's thoughts on "Infinite Loop - work, myself and Apple"


An Introduction to our work and the history of White Ship in Learning Innovation
Learning Innovation Vol. 5 / September 18, 2012
We were featured in a column on innovations in learning in this free magazine specializing in topics related to adult education / learning
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The Nikkei Weekly / September 3, 2012
Employee training all fun and games
An article featuring Vision Forest, art x consulting practice (Featuring our work with Hitachi Chemical).


Making visible using 'Art' - Innovative approaches to Sharing Corporate Vision and Identity
TV Tokyo  World Business Satellite / August 16, 2012
Our work with Vision Forest clients, Recruit Jobs and Hitachi Chemical were featured on this popular business news program


NHK's coverage of the TED Talent Search featuring Ritsu Saito, of Sigmaxyz / Vision Forest on the real meaning of Finger Painting with CEOs
Close Up Gendai / NHK/ July 2, 2012
More about this TV report by NHK here (only in Japanese) >>


2011

Nikkei Computer / August 18, 2011
President of Tokyo Marine & Nichido Systems Co., Ltd on his experience of EGAKU in his column in the Nikkei Computer


Nikkei Business / June 27, 2011
Vision Forest at Asahi Kasei: Breaking through Organizational Silos


~2010

JMA Management Review / December, 2004
Communication Art Interview


Nikkei Logistics Newspaper / April 3, 2003
Article on Vision Art


Nikkei Logistics Newspaper / April 20, 2002
Interview Article on Vision Art