The Japan Society

Julie Rogers

Julie Rogers was born in Tokyo to Japanese and English parents and moved to the UK aged seven. She later graduated from Sheffield University in Japanese Studies and Politics.

Julie has spent most of her working career at Mitsubishi Corporation, where she is currently on the board of directors of the London operation and General Manager of the Communications and Sustainability Department. She is also Chair of the company’s UK-based corporate foundation, the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa and Deputy Chair of Bee London, the Business Improvement District (BID) for the Holborn, Bloomsbury, St Giles, Farringdon & Clerkenwell areas.

In her current role she is in charge of communications, which covers both internal, staff focused communications for Mitsubishi Corporation in the European region as well as external stakeholder relationships including with cultural and academic institutions. She is also responsible for social and environmental considerations for business, reporting and advising on key sustainability priorities and best practises. She worked in Mitsubishi Corporation’s Tokyo head office in the mid-2000s.

Having lived with two cultures all her life, she has a strong interest in the importance of language, culture and context when building relationships and mutual understanding.