Quality and craftsmanship are hallmarks of Japanese products. It’s no surprise that the country’s cars, architecture, food and technology have won admirers worldwide. But Japan’s presence overseas extends well beyond these familiar brands and cultural exports. There are many other contributions made by Japanese entrepreneurs and experts who live abroad and travel the globe. In some cases they’re dispatched to farflung locales for Japanese international aid missions; in others they’re simply sharing their inventions and ingenuity with the international community. These are not armchair advisers. They are experts who are willing to put in long hours to save lives,create new jobs, promote better health, preserve cultural treasures and make communities stronger. Their dedication to helping is rooted in a belief that working together is the most meaningful way to make a lasting impact.