New CCCJ Members
Summer 2021


Jon Heese 

I grew up in Wymark, Saskatchewan. A University of Regina grad, I began teaching English here in Japan starting in 1991. I’ve owned a bar, done some TV acting and I started a research services company, but eventually found my stride as a Tsukuba city councillor. This is my fourth term. My wife and I are entertained by our daughter (22) and two sons (21 and 17). I joined the CCCJ after meeting some interesting members. My primary goal is to socialize with smart people.

David Jones

I am originally from central Newfoundland and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. I am coming up on 18 years in Japan, and oversee all HR operations for a specialty IT staffing firm, Skillhouse Staffing Solutions K.K., in Tokyo. I am excited about joining the CCCJ, so that I can be more involved in, and support, the Canada–Japan business community.

Mark Jones

Originally from Victoria (and a University of Victoria alumnus), I have called Japan home for nearly a quarter century. I am the Japan chief financial officer for CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. I’m happy to be rejoining the CCCJ after an absence of 20 years, and look forward to rekindling and broadening my connections to the Canadian community in Japan. An avid golfer, I’m especially looking forward to participating in the next CCCJ Golf Scramble!  

Marc Letourneau

Recently relocated to Japan, I lead all Club Med activities for Japan and South Korea. I am originally from Bromont, Québec, so skiing is one of my passions. Therefore, I’m very glad to be here, where I can experience the best snow in the world more often. I have had the chance to live in many places, such as Australia — where I was for 10 years — and, more recently, Singapore and Taiwan. I joined the CCCJ to expand my network and have a chance to reach out to other Canadian and Japanese members. 

Young Professionals

Kevin M. Collier

Hi everyone! I’m excited to be joining this vibrant community. I am an online MBA student with the University of Arizona; an employee of start-up Tokyo Global Gateway, where I wear many hats; and, most of all, I’m an eager learner. I joined the CCCJ with hopes of learning how I can be of greater service to the world around me. One day I’d also love to work in Canada. I look forward to connecting with you!

Leo Lin

I am originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent substantial time living on Vancouver Island as a teen. I relocated to Washington, DC, for my undergraduate studies in Japanese politics, before coming to Tokyo to earn my graduate degree at Waseda University. I currently work in a compliance role at an e-commerce firm, and I’m looking forward to developing professionally through the CCCJ. 


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