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Japan Intercultural Consulting is a global training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. We help clients improve working relationships in multicultural environments. We provide cross-cultural awareness training seminars, management and communication skills training seminars, teambuilding programs, human resource management consulting, and executive coaching services. By working with us, our clients are better able to achieve their business goals. READ MORE...

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Pernille Rudlin
Cool biz
Dec 16, 2014 04:12 AM
by Pernille Rudlin

I am not in the slightest bit surprised by this research showing that Japan's Cool Biz policy - a government "recommendation" since 2005 that companies don't switch on the air conditioning until temperatures reach 28 degrees centigrade, in order to reduce carbon emissions - reduces productivity. [Read More...]

Pernille Rudlin
Overseas experience and Japan’s elite, past and present
Nov 26, 2014 03:37 PM
by Pernille Rudlin

At a recent talk I attended on how the founders of the modern Japanese state and business had fearlessly travelled and lived abroad, there was a keen discussion afterwards as to how this spirit of adventure could be revived amongst young Japanese people now. [Read More...]

Pernille Rudlin
Why Japanese minimalism does not apply to Japanese management
Nov 20, 2014 12:12 PM
by Pernille Rudlin

Following on from her article on why Germans work less hours than Japanese employees, Professor Ulrike Schaede takes a look in a second article at the need for a German “golden middle path” in Japanese management style. [Read More...]

Pernille Rudlin
Europeans often ask me if it is worth trying to learn Japanese. I usually say yes, but that it is important to have realistic expectations. Adults who have become fluent in Japanese have done so by totally immersing themselves in the Japanese language, thereby rewiring their brain. I wrote an article about this for a Japanese magazine in the UK. [Read More...]

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