Today I wrapped up 2 weeks of teaching Executive MBAs in Tokyo and I am reluctant to start packing my suitcase. The trip and experience have far exceeded my expectations. On Thursday, 19 March, I gave a public lecture on building a culture of innovation in business organizations using lessons learned from architects and designers. The audience responded enthusiastically to the potential for design to radically transform business culture. My students, all working professionals, also expressed many of the same sentiments. For them, the time is right for change in Japan. Despite its ties to tradition, history and the past, there is a strong interest in innovation in Tokyo. Don't be fooled by the kimono.