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Japan’s First Lady visits BBA2019 Winner, RYOZAN PARK
Written by BCCJ
November 20, 2019
British Business Awards
Last night, Japan’s First Lady, Akie Abe, made a visit to 2019 British Business Awards winner RYOZAN PARK (RZP), whose founders were named “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the BBA2019 ceremony on November 8.
Mrs Abe enjoyed a tour of the Sugamo property, where she took in a children’s painting lesson and informal fireside chat with residents.
Ryozan Park was founded in 2012, by Japanese-Scottish couple, Nori Takezawa and Rachel Ferguson, who had a vision to create in Tokyo “a village within a city”.
The RZP brand has spun an international community committed to work-life balance, diversity, gender equality and entrepreneurialism.
Today, RZP is Tokyo’s only company offering integrated accommodation, offices and childcare, which the owners describe as “an oasis in the corporate jungle”.