Kumiko came to Belgium in 1996 as an expat to work in the European HQ of the company she worked for in Tokyo. After the term, she decided to stay in Belgium. Now she works independently and has projects at a Japanese multi-national company Nitto that has their EMEA Head Quarters in Leuven. At Nitto, she supports administration for expats in different countries in the European region. She also helps the organization of global business events related to Nitto’s sponsorship of annual Nitto ATP Finals Tournament. Outside work, she likes to learn about European history and is interested in animal behavior science. She’s a fan of Pilates exercise and a regular jogger & swimmer.
Kumiko at a glance
Length of time in the Leuven Region: +/- 20 years
Reason for coming to Leuven: Work
Favorite spot in Leuven: The pop-up shops in the Diestsestraat
Favorite phrase in Dutch: Amai!
Nitto was founded to produce electrical insulation in 1918 and is now Japan’s leading diversified materials manufacturer offering over 13,500 industrial products to more than 70 business fields as electronics, automobiles, ecology and life science.
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