It takes much more than a clever piece of software and a couple of powerful servers to deal with something as sensitive and critical as human emotions.Destina, a Japan and US-based agency, has recognized this and now represents the cutting edge of what is, under the surface, an extremely complex industry. Unlike many agencies that concentrate on one city or even one country, Destina is geared towards the creation of international relationships.Destina is headquartered in Tokyo and now has branches in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.Sitting in the cozy elegance of Destina's Tokyo headquarters, Naruse explains what sort of a market his company is targeting.
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After a few days of excitement in Tokyo, embark on a time journey to one of Japan’s most romantic regions, Gifu, known for its traditional culture and sleepy atmosphere reminiscent of the ancient Edo period.
Here, we soak up the tranquil atmosphere of Takayama, a castle town of old wooden houses and cobbled alleyways that instantly captivates the visitor, as well as a visit to Shirakawa-go, a small rustic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses with a 250 year history. Affectionately known by locals as one of the most beautiful Onsen (hot spring) destinations, Gero rewards to visitor with its sensational Onsen spas, pristine natural setting and fabulous Ryokans of beautiful gardens and incomparable hospitality.
Naokuni Naruse is now the chief executive officer, but it was a Japanese woman, Hiroko Ozawa, who founded the company.
Ozawa later met and married Naruse, who was then a private consultant at US investment bank Goldman Sachs.