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Meet Takashi Kawatani,

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Crosscultural Management Consultant. 30 year training and trouble-shooting of management issues between Japanese (expatriate) managers and non-Japanese counterparts. Currently, President of Diversity Management Institute Inc. of Japan. Trained 20,000 international businesspersons globally. Author of a dozen books on crosscultural management and communication in Jap/Eng. Worked in 20 countries. Speaks at several graduate schools of business and intercultural communication. Former advisor to non-profit associations to promote globalisation of Japanese firms. Former research associate at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Former lecturer at Sanno Institute of Management in Tokyo. Former director of Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Japan). Commssioned by Japan Bank for International Cooperation for a Malaysian government educational policy project, The Institute for International Business Communication for global business competency research.

background and experience

My background & experience

*Visited 20 countries to resolve cross-cultural challenges of international businesspersons when working together. *At home with various dimensions of crosscultural issues of management, leadership, engagement and communication across nationalities. *Published 12 books of crosscultural business and one of Malaysian beetles.

My classes and teaching style

I'm best at on-the-spot critique of interaction skills and styles during role-play exercises. I point out concretely how you can improve your skills and why. I am fully prepared to address personal questions & challenges from actual experiences of students' in real life.

My certifications

English Proficiency Test 1st Grade Interpreting Proficiency Test 2nd Grade
100% (3 reviews)

Jay B

If you want to pragmatically a

If you want to pragmatically and rapidly enter the world of Japanese business by truly understanding the ethics, culture and mannerisms of Japanese people, you are in the right place. Takashi’s c...

Jitendra M

It is nice introduction to Jap

It is nice introduction to Japanese business culture and also shared some simple explanation thru the slides which make the class more interesting and lively. Had good knowledge about some terms ...

Kovi F

Takashi is a true expert and e

Takashi is a true expert and engaging teacher. I learned so much about Japanese culture and business and I have many takeaways for my workplace. Highly recommend!