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Canadian Iron Chef Susur Lee



Praised as one of the “Ten Chefs of the Millennium” by Food & Wine magazine, Canadian Iron Chef Susur Lee is at the top of his game. Chef Lee makes numerous television appearances (Chopped Canada, Iron Chef America,Top Chef Masters, Master Chef Asia and Iron Chef Canada) and travels the globe especially Japan as guest chef and consultant.  
He was recently named an ambassador to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Canada’s 100 Best. In 2019 Chef Lee was named the first foreign chef to be granted The Red Chef’s Hat Award in Qing Dao.


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Canadian Conductor Maestro Ken Hsieh



Canadian Conductor Maestro Ken Hsieh, an internationally renowned Award-winning Canadian Conductor, is based in Vancouver with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra. He has been a guest conductor with orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  In Japan, Maestro Hsieh works closely with many orchestras such as Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Osaka Century Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Hyogo Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, and more.


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Canadian actor & writer Adam Waxman



Adam Waxman is the Publisher of DINE and Destinations magazine, and has written for several travel guides from Fodor’s to Lonely Planet. He has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries in Toronto, New York, and Tokyo. As an actor, he has appeared on film, television and stages from New York to the Stratford Festival. Adam has lived and worked in Kyoto and Tokyo, and is passionate about promoting Japan.  He has been appointed by the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as a Member of the Advisory Board for 2 consecutive years (2019 & 2020)


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