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Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop

Join us to learn valuable insights about Japanese business etiquette, communication, and guidance on how to "survive“ the first weeks in a Japanese work environment in this workshop run by our new Strategic Partner WaNavi Japan.

Wednesday April 4th / 18:30 - 21:00 / Members ¥3000 / Guests ¥4000

Are you new to Japan and about to start working here?

Have you been to Japan for a bit, but just recently starting working here?

Have you been working in Japan for a while and experienced “Business Culture Shock,” i.e., did you encounter situations at work that startled you and you didn’t know how to react and what to make out of it?

If one of above sounds familiar to you or if you are just interested in learning more about Japanese Business Etiquette, then you should for sure join our Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop held by our new Strategic Partner WaNavi Japan.

In this 2-hour-workshop you will learn

  • how Japanese culture influences the way people interact & communicate at work
  • how the role of women in the Japanese workplace looks like
  • typical Japanese workplace settings/ culture (personas, hierarchies, processes, etc.) & expectations towards newcomers
  • common Japanese phrases used at work and how to use them correctly with the right people
  • do‘s and don‘t in an Japanese work environment, what to do when unsure, whom to reach out to and how to react after a cultural mishap
  • tips & tricks on how to “survive“ the first weeks and blend in at a Japanese workplace

You will have time to ask questions and share your challenges in a Q&A session at the end. After this workshop you will have acquired a solid basic Japanese workplace culture skill set, be more confident and will be able to do basic daily business communication.

WaNavi Japan logo 2About WaNavi Japan

WaNavi Japan is a nonprofit organization that provides international residents and their families with critical information and support to live comfortably and confidently in Japan. The inspiration for our work comes from the events that deeply affected Japan on March 11, 2011 and the dislocation and concern experienced by international residents in Japan. Part of our proceeds support families who have been directly affected by natural disasters. Learn more about WaNavi at http://www.wanavi.org.

About the Speakers

Motoko Kimura ProfileMotoko Kimura, Founder and Co-Executive Director, WaNavi Japan

Motoko Kimura received her BA in Policy Science from Keio University. Previously, she worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on research projects and development policies focused on reconstruction and peace building through ODA (Official Development Assistance) in post-conflict countries. Subsequently, Ms Kimura became a professional teacher of Japanese language and culture, teaching students from many countries as well as supporting asylum seekers set-up their lives in Japan. In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, she founded the not-for-profit organization WaNavi Japan to support international residents in Japan and raise funds for the disaster-victims in Tohoku. As WaNavi Japan’s Founder and Executive Director, she continues to provide various services that empower international residents to be able to live comfortably and confidently in Japan.

Mina Kanai Nishiaka ProfileMina Kanai Nishisaka, Co-Executive Director, WaNavi Japan

Mina Nishisaka is the Co-Executive Director of WaNavi Japan, a not-for-profit organization that provides various services to empower international residents to live comfortably and confidently in Japan. Ms, Nishisaka earned her MA in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, and her BA in Environmental Information from Keio University. She previously worked for The Monex Group under CEO Oki Matsumoto, where she was in charge of corporate communications. She currently leads WaNavi’s business development and communication initiatives. Alongside WaNavi, she was a consultant to Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa for his overseas promotions. At the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy of Hitotsubashi University (ICS), Ms. Nishisaka teaches the Japanese Culture Course as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and also facilitates Tokyo Orientation and Disaster Preparedness Workshop during the foundation week to support international students’ smooth set-up of their lives in Japan.

Event Details

Name
Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop
Date
Wednesday April 4th
Time
18:30 - 21:00
Cost
Members ¥3000 / Guests ¥4000
Venue
Wesley Center, Meeting Room 204
Address
6-10-11, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Website
http://wesley.or.jp/english/access/index.html

Event Details

Name
Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop
Date
Wednesday April 4th
Time
18:30 - 21:00
Cost
Members ¥3000 / Guests ¥4000
Venue
Wesley Center, Meeting Room 204
Address
6-10-11, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Website
http://wesley.or.jp/english/access/index.html

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