Departures Podcast featuring Jakob Edberg, Co-Founder of The GR Company

Listen on Apple Podcasts

On this week’s episode of Departures with Robert Amsterdam we’re pleased to invite our friend and colleague of many years Jakob Edberg, the co-founder of The GR Company, a government relations consultancy headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and with offices in Osaka, Seoul, London, and Washington DC.

Jakob’s unique perspective on the rapidly evolving leadership role of Japan in the region and, increasingly, in global affairs are shaped by more than 20 years of experience advising some of the world’s largest companies on politically sensitive matters in the region.

According to Edberg, Japan’s new role as a primary actor and top ally of the United States has been an intentional and gradual process dating back to before Shinzo Abe’s ascedency and the current diplomacy-forward administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.