Jon Sheer

Jon Sheer

Jon has over two decades of experience planning and overseeing large-scale IT and media projects and campaigns at large multinational corporations such as Sony Corporation and Philip Morris International, where he spent 10 years as the team leader overseeing the latter’s involvement in the Taspo cigarette vending machine age verification initiative before taking charge of communications for the Japan market. Having studied at Waseda University and resided in Japan for nearly 23 years, he is completely bilingual in English and Japanese and currently puts the cooking skills he learned at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America to use as the owner-chef of The Enclave, a private dining restaurant and B&B located on the Pacific coast of Chiba Prefecture. He is also an internationally-recognized professional photographer and the Tokyo Local Expert for AFAR Magazine, one of North America’s most popular travel magazines. His unique background, experience, and skill set lend an invaluable perspective to both the team and the site’s content.