New CCCJ Members
Summer 2020


Name Greg McDonald
Company TMF Group Japan

I’m originally from Paris, Ontario, but I’ve made Japan my home for close to 20 years. I have extensive experience in the Japan business process outsourcing market, having assisted more than 100 foreign firms set up their operations in Japan. In January, I joined TMF Group Japan as managing director. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, and hold an MBA from McGill University. I am married and have a one-year-old son. I have been a member of the CCCJ since 2009, and am a former governor and treasurer of the chamber.

Small Business

Name Bernd Strauss
Company Genesis Robotics

I’m working in Japan for Genesis Robotics, which is based in Langley, British Columbia. I’m in charge of sales and customer acquisition. Originally from Bavaria in Germany, I’ve been living and working in Japan since 2003, and have held management positions in a number of industries. I decided to join the CCCJ for networking purposes, and to stay up to date regarding seminars, as well as other events and activities. I’m always happy to make new connections and lasting relationships.


Name Yu Maemura
Company The University of Tokyo

I am a Torontonian based at the University of Tokyo, researching international development aid and infrastructure management. Social programs, initiatives and institutions have changed my life, and I am obligated to try to become a part of something that will give someone the same chances that people gave me. I hope that the diverse and progressive voices within the CCCJ will give me the learning opportunities I need to realize these obligations.

Name Stephen R. Nagy
Company International Christian University

Originally from Calgary, I am a senior associate professor at the International Christian University, Tokyo, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and an appointed China expert with Canada’s China Research Partnership. I also hold fellowships with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Japan Institute for International Affairs. I provide consulting services related to political risk in North and Southeast Asia. I joined the CCCJ to network with Canadian businesses in Japan and provide them with political risk consultancy services.


Name John Clark
Company Andritz AG

I’m from Montréal. I went to secondary school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and came to Japan in 1995 on a translation apprenticeship program at the age of 22. My first real job was as a translator at a law firm in Tokyo. I later went to law school in the UK, thanks to relentless coaxing by Ernst & Young colleagues. I’m now engaged as a local contract specialist for Andritz AG, a global engineering firm that is building multiple biomass power plants throughout Japan.


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