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Module : Japanese Cultural Awareness

Course Overview

These workshops are designed to develop participants’ awareness of Japanese culture and society so that they can build a successful communication strategy for working with Japanese colleagues and clients. Participants will develop a good understanding of why culture is important in a business context, how cultural traditions affect current Japanese mind-sets, Japanese values and expectations and how to avoid common misunderstandings.

Participants will be able to

  • Appreciate the benefits at work of being culturally aware
  • Recognise the relationship between people’s beliefs and values and how they interpret events and behave
  • Understand key facts about Japanese culture, society, values and expectations
  • Identify similarities and differences between Japanese and UK work culture
  • Adapt their communication style to take account of Japanese cultural preferences
  • Build a communication strategy
  • Suitable for anyone who working with Japanese people
  • 3 one hour sessions
  • Interactive - group work/pairs/action plans
  • 10 - 20 maximum participants
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