We recently had Ira Prigat speak at an online meeting organized by the department of academic international relations to understand the Japanese business culture. Feedback was off the charts for this great presentation. Ira took the stage (screen) and dazzled us all. He has an ability to read his audience and deliver the energy and messages they need and to integrate theoretical background with practical advices. It was an enlightening lecture in which the audience – faculty, students and graduates – was fully engaged. We encourage our students and graduates to explore new opportunities and hope to further promote academic collaborations between our institution and Japanese partners.