Mr.Nishida and Ms. Coralles  
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HBS CLUB OF JAPAN BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER

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Business Statesman of the Year: Mr. Atsutoshi Nishida, 
President & CEO, Toshiba Corporation 

Business Stateswoman of the Year: Ms. Maria Mercedes Corrales , 
President & CEO, Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.

Event Date: Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 6:30pm

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 The HBS Club of Japan is proud to announce the selection of this yearfs Business Statesman and Stateswoman of the Year honorees, to be awarded at a special dinner event on November 26, 2008 at Josui Kaikan.

Mr. Nishida has served as President of Toshiba since 2005 and is credited with taking bold decisive action to focus resources on potential growth opportunities for Toshiba and to sever less promising sectors.  In 2006 he oversaw the purchase of Westinghousefs nuclear power unit and in 2008 announced phase-out of Toshiba from the DVD business.

Toshiba has over 33,200 employees and annual sales in fiscal year 2007 of 3.6 trillion yen.

Mr. Nishida personal motto is gSet yourself tough Challenges and achieve them.h 

He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Councilors of Keidanren. 

Ms. Corrales has been the President of Starbucks Coffee Japan since January 2006 and has helped drive the growth and profitability of the company since she assumed the position of CEO. 

Under her leadership the number of Starbucks stores has grown from 551 in 2005 to 776, and the before tax profit has risen from 3.7% to 7.2%. 

Prior to this Ms. Corrales had served as President of Levi Strauss Japan from 2001 to 2005 and is credited with revising the declining sales of Levi Strauss and returning it to profitability and growth.

Please plan to join us November 26, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Josui Kaikan for this event.  There will be a cocktail reception from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner, speeches by the honoree, and a Q&A session.

This is always one of the most popular event of the HBS Club of Japan and a great chance to see fellow club members.  Spouses and guests are welcome to attend.  Information on how to sign-up for this event is attached.


Jeffrey N. McNeill
President, HBS Club of Japan

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Date: November 26, 2008 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception
         7:00 p.m.  Sit-Down Dinner Starts
         8:00 p.m.  Award Ceremony and Speech

Guests of  Honor: 
Mr. Atsutoshi Nishida, President & CEO, Toshiba Corporation
Ms. Maria Mercedes Corrales, President & CEO, Starbucks Japan, Ltd.

Location: Josui Kaikan
  2-1-1, Hitotsubashi, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Tel: 03-3261-1101)
(3 minutes walk from Takebashi Station or Jimbo-cho Station)
http://www.kaikan.co.jp/josui/company/access.html

Costs: Member : 9,000 yen per person including dinner
       Non-member Alumni & Guests : 11,000 yen per person including dinner
       An additional discount of 2,000 yen will apply to MBA graduates of 2004 and later

 Payable at the front door the day of the dinner. 
 Cash bar during the reception will be available.
 Dinner wine will be provided by courtesy of Mr. Kenzaburo Mori (MBA73) of Kikkoman.

Cancellations policy:
Up to a week in advance - nothing
up to 2 days in advance - 50%
Within 48 hours of event - 100%

 Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend.
 Note: Some part of speaker's speeches will be in Japanese.

If you wish to attend, please fill out and return the form below by fax or e-mail to:



Atten:  Mr. Makio Kitazawa, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group

mail: hbscoj@va.u-netsurf.ne.jp

Fax: 81-3-5211-0333

Yes, I wish to attend the Business Awards Dinner on November 26, 2008.
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