J@pan Inc. magazine, Dec. 2002 issue

The cover shot of the Dec. issue was taken by yours truly. Pictured on the cover is Hideo Sawada, the president of H.I.S. travel agency and Skymark Airlines. H.I.S. is Japan’s second largest travel agency only behind JTB. And the inset is Masahiro Origuchi, CEO of Goodwill Group. Origuchi was the brainchild behind the hugely successful Juliana’s Tokyo disco and now Velfarre in Roppongi. Today, he’s involved in a totally different line of business.

See the cover image at the mag’s Web site:

The shoot was for an interview that the magazine did on these two executives. Sawada was quite bubbly, while Origuchi was more soft-spoken but no less determined. The interview, by Sumie Kawakami, is an interesting read, so please buy the magazine (if not for my unimpressive photos). On sale from Nov. 25.