and Leon Kaye will be in East Asia for two weeks, exploring the latest and greatest in Japan and then Korea. We'll view the latest in rail, clean energy, recycling and having a little bit of fun on the side, too.

Both countries mean a lot to me personally. I lived in Korea for three and a half years. Japan, which has intrigued me since a fourth grade introduction, has a fascinating history. Fierce rivals and yet so closely intertwined, a week in either country is never enough time.

If you are in the sustainability or corporate social responsibility fields, reach out to me by finding my contact information here or following me on Twitter.

Full disclosure: Panasonic is covering the costs for the Japan portion of the trip.

Pictured: Osaka, Japan (courtesy WikiCommons).

About The Author

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.