With an extensive background in cross-cultural business management and development, Daniel Crawford serves as executive vice president with GrapeCity Group. The Sendai, Japan-headquartered firm is affiliated with the English language-focused MeySen Academy and was founded as Bunka Orient Corporation in 1980. Daniel Crawford’s responsibilities with Grape City focus on operational strategy for a leader in school management systems and developer tools. He has developed relationships with major clients such as Sony Style China and John Deere.
He completed a teaching certificate course in elementary education at Tamagawa University, and he has experience in English/Japanese translation and interpreting. He is also registered with the Miyagi Prefectural Police as a Chinese interpreter. From 1993 to 2007, he held responsibilities with Grape City as director of international business development and developer tools. He also served as IT manager and engineer with responsibility for technology infrastructure activities, utilizing his problem-solving abilities to resolve complex technological issues.