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Michael Oakland



Michael Oakland

Life at FGS Global

Supports Japanese and international clients on media relations, strategic communications, media engagement and cross-border communications strategy.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Worked at General Electric supporting the company’s communications strategy in Asia and beyond and has been a prolific ghostwriter for tech and government clients.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Weight lifting, scuba diving, cycling, painting, admiring and petting as many dogs as possible.

Mike Oakland is a Director in FGS Global’s Tokyo office. He supports clients, particularly in the tech industry, with cross border communications, content creation, media relations, digital strategy, and more.

Previously, Mike worked at General Electric in the Japan communications team; managed the global marketing and PR teams at a tech startup; helped execute the Tokyo government’s branding and communications strategies around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics while working at another agency; and served as localization director, marketing and PR manager at a major mobile app developer. During his career, Mike created advertising, marketing and public relations content for myriad clients.  

Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Cincinnati, and graduated from intensive Japanese courses resulting in his receiving the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1 certification.

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