Jun Saito, Senior Representative, Japan
I worked for the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo for over 25 years. My work there included establishing the student market program in 1993. With my 25 years of Canadian Tourism marketing experience, I was one of the leaders of the Canada–Japan tourism business. I have extensive knowledge of Canada’s various regional tourism products and business practice and, as a result, I am one of the key specialists in the Canadian student market.
In October 2003, I joined MLI to promote MLI’s customized Study Tour programs and High School programs across Canada. I have used my knowledge of Canada, travel, and Japanese-Canadian relations to help schools and agents choose the most appropriate and effective programs to meet their goals.
What I love about MLI: I have spent my adult life connected to Canada. I have travelled all over the country and have worked to help Japanese people learn about and enjoy Canada. By going in their youth, junior high school and high school students will set a base for their global experience. I hope to help students and teachers create connections between Canada and Japan that will continue throughout their life: for education, vacation, business, honeymoons, family trips, and retirement.