1-3-18 Bira Moderuna Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0002
Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

"Bridging Cultural Gaps in Business"

Nicole Watanabe, Director, International Marketing and Sales of Japan
Intercultural Consulting (http://www.japanintercultural.com)

Learn how to build more effective business relationships by increasing your awareness of communication styles. Cross-cultural expert Nicole Watanabe will share her insights into the workings of international work-teams, and how the differences between Japanese and other cultures can affect your ability to get the job done. In this presentation, Nicole will discuss case studies involving superior-subordinate communication and meetings, showing how you can spot cultural assumptions that can derail the effectiveness of you and your team.

Speaker Profile
Nicole Watanabe is a facilitator and sales director for the international training and consulting firm, Japan Intercultural Consulting. Nicole has extensive experience consulting and training in HR issues and cross-cultural labor relations. She conducts training seminars for Japanese and non-Japanese professionals on multicultural team-building, cross-cultural communication, and other topics. In addition, Nicole conducts one-on-one consultations for non-Japanese executives on assignment in Japan, focusing on HR strategy, Japanese business etiquette, building business relationships and communicating effectively with Japanese.

Nicole is a specialist in communication, with a Master's degree in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University. Her undergraduate degree is from Doshisha University in Kyoto, where she earned a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature.

DATE: Wednesday 8 Febuary

TIME: Doors open 19.00 'til late, Presentation starts 19:30

VENUE: http://www.thepinkcow.com

COST: No Charge for entry! Bar and food pay as you go
Registration NOT required. Just turn up

Future events will be on the 2nd Wednesday of the month:

8 Mar - Victoria Bolam, Managing Director. Action Japan Ltd.
Building the foundations of a performance culture - how even small companies need to manage the creation of their corporate culture to ensure sustainable growth.
12 Apr - Henry Seals
'The Voice of the Customer'

... and then 10 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 12 Sept, 11 Oct, 8 Nov

Comspiracy is derived from Pink Cow Conspiracy. Conspiracy events were conceived by Pink Cow owner Traci Consoli to bring together people building their own business. COMspiracy reflects the association with the IT and COMputer industry has has the mission to 'bring together people building IT businesses'. Comspiracy events are relaxedpresenter/networking events normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Andrew Shuttleworth http://www.andrewshuttleworth.com
Tabemo Dining Club http://www.tabemo.com
20%+ discounts on top Tokyo restaurants by PC or phone
The Pink Cow
http://www.thepinkcow.com - cool place, yummy food!
Supporting organizations:
-> International Computer Association - http://www.icajapan.jp
-> The Investor & Executive Networking Meeting http://www.jci-inc.com
-> Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo - http://www.ea-tokyo.com
-> JET Alumni Group for Eastern Japan - http://www.jetaa.com
-> http://japan.ecademy.com - Connecting Business People

Added by Andrew Shuttleworth on February 6, 2006