NY de kay me, part three

Here’s the third and final part part of kay me HQ staff member Akiko’s blog about her experiences in New York (you can catch up on her previous NY blogs here!):

Hello again from Akiko!

It’s my last NY blog today, so I’d like to introduce some of my favourite places I found in New York.

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First up, a typical spot: the Chrysler Building and Empire State building – they are the symbols of the city, and look so beautiful lit up at night.

Next up is the World Trade Center – have you ever been here? It’s a beautiful space with a very open feeling.

I visited an up-and-coming start-up company located in a vacant space on Wall Street. It seems that many financial institutions and organisations have dispersed from that area, so it’s great for new companies and co-working spaces. They told me that there’s always beer in the shared space! What a free and unique office!

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Personally, I love Manhattan’s High Line, running from north to south. It’s an aerial garden made by rebuilding what use to be an elevated railway, and in 2014 was extended 14th Street to 34th Street.

There are lots of wood benches with different designs, and as you walk from the south to the north, the scenery of Manhattan spreads to the Hudson river on the left and to the right. The signs of the old railroad make it unique.

I also explored Soho, there are many famous shops and I’m never bored here.

On Thursday, it suddenly started snowing! The city looked wonderful although it was really cold and some companies were closed. It was kind of a tough day!

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I hope kay me will come back to New York soon…!

Thanks for sharing your NY adventures, Akiko!

NY de kay me, part two

Here’s the second part of kay me HQ staff member Akiko’s blog about her business program visit to New York:

Hi, it’s Akiko again…

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I’ve been having so many valuable business experiences. I visited and observed enterprises that develop cutting edge business, and at the Japanese start-up company exchange meeting, I made a presentation in English about kay me.

At an office building overlooking Manhattan, I got the chance to learn about various viewpoints… I even spoke to a professor from New York who’s at the forefront of business. It was really exciting, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity!

Next time I’ll share what I saw between programs, chilling out on the streets of NY – I’m looking forward to it!

NY de kay me, part one

kay me HQ staff member Akiko (you might recognise her from our Instagram!) recently visited New York as part of an international business program.

Here’s her first blog about her trip:

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Hello, it’s Akiko here!

This week I’ve been in New York…

kay me was selected as a member of the New York visit program by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and I was asked to participate on behalf of kay me.

I did a lot of preparation and research, but I was still a little nervous!

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Of course, kay me fits perfectly in my suitcase, and for travelling I wore our turtleneck knit dress in grey with a belt to keep me warm – it’s also cute!

After the 12-hour flight from Tokyo to New York, I prepared my wardrobe for the week at the hotel. I decided what to wear according my schedule for the week.

I stayed in New York for a week, and I’m looking forward to sharing more about kay me in New York with you next time!