Talked【The Elite Theory Needed Now ～President Macron and Napoleon’s Strategy 】Tokyo Seitoku University Faculty of Business Administration（Fashion Business）Associate Professor・General Incorporated Foundation Sezon Museum of Modern Art Director Mai Yoshino × Brand Consultant Atsushi Fukuda (Part 1)
Leaders should discuss their ideals. People tend to get confused when crazy things are spoken and the country loses track of what’s going on. Japan apologizes for government officials speaking their true intentions over topics such as “damage from Typhoon #19,” “English education as is,” etc. Ms. Yoshino talks about why we need elites in society. Please, give this a read over the weekend.
Tokyo Seitoku University Faculty of Business Administration（Fashion Business）Associate Professor・General Incorporated Foundation Sezon Museum of Modern Art Director Mai Yoshino × Brand Consultant Atsushi Fukuda (Part 1)
Yoshino: “In the fall of 2019, the Yellow Vest Movement began. (Omit) And then, what started out as something small, unexpectedly turned into something big.
I, too, look at the French news on the internet, and I thought “President Macron is amazing” because he never apologizes. He does what he think is right, and gives speeches about why it’s not wrong. He moves from town to town all over the country gathering citizens and spends hours giving discussions and showing videos. No matter what question is presented to him, he always gives an answer, and I find that to be impressive.
Quantitively, if one question comes, he will answer you with 100. As you should expect, Japanese politicians should be able to answer like President Macron. Whatever question comes your way, you should be able to answer. Whatever question, you should be able to stand tall and say, “What I’m doing is right.”
Macron doesn’t say things he shouldn’t say. He doesn’t apologize more than needs necessary. I didn’t think much of him at first but now, I think, “This person has a high resilience.” I give him a much higher evaluation, now.
Leadership. Obviously, Japan is a different culture, but if France apologized as much as Japan does, the people would bash you by saying, “You can withdraw so easily from something you were so dignified about before?” ”
Photography： Yukiko Koshima