New Members


DLA Piper (Peter Armstrong)

DLA Piper is a multinational law firm with offices in over forty countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. We’re proud to become a corporate member of the CCCJ. Through its predecessor in Canada, Davis LLP, DLA Piper has a long tradition of supporting the Japan-Canada relationship. We look forward to being an active member of the CCCJ and supporting its continued growth.

DLT Labs (Andrew Stuart Neuman)

DLT Labs (Distributed Ledger Technology), founded in 2017 and headquartered in Toronto, develops and deploys blockchain solutions for corporate supply chain needs. Joining the CCCJ as a corporate member made a lot of sense because we are a Canadian company and the CCCJ’s network is so extensive. I’m a business development manager at DLT Labs, K.K. I have lived and worked in Japan and the US as a translator, management consultant, project manager and product analyst for almost forty years. 



Kazuyuki (Kaz) Fujisawa

Born in Tokyo, I grew up in multiple places, with the longest outside Japan being Canada. I’ve lived in several cities in Canada, feeling the greatest attachment to Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal. I now work for an e-commerce team in the APAC region for a furniture company. It would be great to meet you all, and if you’re Canadian I hope to find a topic from your area to chat about. I joined the CCCJ to connect with Canadians as well as other professionals.

Tia Haygood

I’m a long-time resident of Japan and the owner of portrait studios in Nakano, Tokyo, and Kawaguchi, Saitama. I graduated with a double major in political science and Asian studies (Japan) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned my portrait photography certification from the New York Institute of Photography. Although I hail from the US, I admire the community and connections the CCCJ nurtures and manifests. Looking forward to meeting fellow members in person post-pandemic.

Charles Fentum

I was born and raised in Toronto, and after studying commerce at McMaster University I had my first experience in Japan on a working holiday. Since then my career has been in hospitality operations, events, and customer service management. Life led me back to Japan and I’m excited to continue my career here. I was introduced to the CCCJ by my friend Asami Okusawa, who used to work there. It’s been great joining the events and meeting fellow Canadians!

Tomoko Ebine

I’ve been working at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. since I graduated from Tsuda University in Tokyo. In April, I was transferred to the Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute, where I help promote business with Canada through research and external affairs. Canada has become another “hometown” for me, and meeting the wonderful members of the CCCJ and the Canadian Embassy convinced me to join the CCCJ. I look forward to being a part of this community.

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