The Most Profound and Pragmatic
SUCCESS JAPAN COACHING 

An Insider's Strategic  Advice to Succeed in Japan

Are you "connected" with your team and getting results in Japan? 

Get the best coach on your side.

  • How can I get my Japanese staff to contribute during a meeting?
  • How can I become their real comrade and bring out their honne?
  • What can I do to build my career in Japan?
  • How can I make a speech to connect with the Japanese audience?
  • How can I make a speech to connect with the Japanese audience?

There's never been a better time for you to be "needed" in Japan!

Lost in globalisation, Japanese business persons need a non-Japanese leadership to be their guide.
Coaching Menue

1.<basic program> ALL About Working With Japanese

2. Essential Japanese Business Practices: Ba Ma Wa, HORENSO, nemawashi, etc.

3. How to Build Trust of & Get Recognized as Reliable by Japanese staff and client

4. The First 90 Days: What Expatriates Must Do to Establish Presence Upon Arrival in Japan

5. Speech and Meeting Statement Proofreading and Simulation

6. Role-playing Your Actual Scenarios

7. Perfect Japanese Phrases to Gain Trust of Japanese Staff and Customers


Profile

Crosscultural Business Consultant
Tak Kawatani 河谷隆司
I have dedicated 30 years to help Japanese managers and engineers to become great leaders and their international colleagues to shine in Japanese corporate culture. To do that, I moved to Kuala Lumpur as a government think tank researcher initially. And from there, I travelled globally to train business managers, engineers and diplomats, speak at conferences and media, and published 12 books so far. 
  Through the rare exposures into intertwined logics and emotions across cultures, I have learnt valuable lessons, and I feel I am responsible for communicating them with those working with Japanese.
  Under globalisation, my countrymen and women need someone who can show them new ways to create value and help them regain confidence. Let me show you how you can do that!
Credentials
  • President, Diversity Management Institute Inc. 1989~present
  • Author of 12 books and 9 e-learning products on global leadership and communication
  • Host of "Japan Spirit", an English language internet show featuring Japan's spiritual ethos
  • (Former engagements include:)
    ・Lecturer, Sanno Institute of Management
    ・Special Advisor, Japan Overseas Enterprises Association
    ・Research Associate, Centre for Japan Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
    ・Global Human Resources Advisor, Overseas Vocational Training Association
    ・Research head, Returnees of "Look East Policy" program in Japan, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    ・Awarded, Global HR Excellence Award, World HRD Congress 2011
  • Author of 12 books and 9 e-learning products on global leadership and communication
  • Trained 20,000 Japanese and international managers about cross-cultural leadership globally
    MBA special seminar "Excelling in Japanese Corporate Culture" at School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School
  • BA, English studies, Kansai University of Foreign Studies.
    Fielding Graduate University, Human & Organisation Development, PhD, withdrawn.
  • Author of 12 books and 9 e-learning products on global leadership and communication
  • Trainer, Japan Internship Program, Japan's Ministry of Enocomics, Trade and Industry (2016-2017)
  • Author of 12 books and 9 e-learning products on global leadership and communication
Books & e-Learning

Watch Tak's "Japan Spirit" on YouTube!

Why People Engage Tak Kawatani?

Among Japan specialists, someone comes from either the Western or Asian background. Someone may be versed either in business or in culture. Tak is at home with both of them. The clients of all kinds of industries including IT, pharma, chemical, steel, finance, automobile and electronics, engage him from New York, Beijing, New Dehli, Singapore, Munich, London to Tokyo. His extensive gemba or field insights are profound, being an excellent resource for anyone hoping to make Japan experience truly rewarding. The driver behind Tak's journey remains one: spreading the goodness of Japan to the world.

Benefits of Kawatani Coaching

  • You will learn how to become their real comrade and build "bond" with them. 
    Bond with the boss is everything in Japan. Without it, you won't be able to build a cohesive team nor motivate them to take on challenges. I will tell stories to describe refined approaches that are necessary to make them feel genuinely comfortable and want to follow your leadership.
  • You will learn the cultural roots of why they do things the way they do.
    I will describe the philosophical roots of their behaviours and values that usually are "invisible" if without the help of graphics, photos and video clips I bring. Such insights will challenge you to expand your perspectives and acquire a more mature appreciation of global business behaviours.
  • You will know in advance how you negotiate with, motivate and convince Japanese. 
    Bring me your actual scenario of any kind, whether sales negotiation, making an important speech or convincing someone.  We will role-play for real, and then I will advise you exactly where you can improve and change.
  • You will understand what you should do to build your career in corporate Japan. 
    How can you rise a corporate ladder and gain invaluable track record for a next career move? Sophisticated professional protocols and organisational savvy are critical to get Japanese management on your side. Share your career goals and challenges, and I will illustrate strategies for you.
  • You will know in advance how you negotiate with, motivate and convince Japanese. 
    Bring me your actual scenario of any kind, whether sales negotiation, making an important speech or convincing someone.  We will role-play for real, and then I will advise you exactly where you can improve and change.

  • Kickoff with a FREE Counseling Today!

Use the form at the bottom to book a FREE counselling now!

Free counselling is 30 minutes. Please share with me your goal and issues, and we will identify the right learning areas for you together.

FREE counselling does not require buying coaching service unless you want to. If you feel like wanting to start the coaching, we will confirm the coaching topics and the dates!

Customer Reviews

Turn complex to simple

HR consultant, Vietnam
My company now encounters many problems with non-Japanese staff. Kawatani sensei was able to take the complex and make it simple. I was surprised that he pointed out areas where I could do things better. The session is very much tuned in to where I was. Sensei was very approachable and encouraging, and it was really fun! I learnt the concrete steps to connect with Japanese people. I hope this seminar will reach more people and wish every foreigner success at Japanese companies.

Tailor the solution for you!

Hotel management, Australia
Had a good time at Kawatani’s seminar, was fun and informative. He was able to give practical advice about the actual issue we were facing while working in Japan. I have been in Japan for six years, even then it was extremely helpful to have him organise the feelings and thoughts I had about how Japanese society and organisations work. The documents we were given had practical and clear advice! Highly recommend attending, make sure to let Kawatani san know before attending, and he will tailor a solution for you. Good Luck and thanks Kawatani san!

Hidden meanings revealed

IT specialist, India
Yes, I will give 5 STARS to this session and Kudos to Kawatani sensei's initiative and super presentation skills! He has in-depth knowledge and experience in cross-cultural management. Even I am working in Japan for three years now, I have learned many secrete/hidden meanings of the Japanese behaviour at workplace, also about the ideas and values of the Japanese management system. Got answers to many of my "Why Japanese People??" questions!

A bridge with top management

Manufacturing, production control, Malaysia
Thanks to this program, I have been able to understand, for the first time, what my Japanese president was thinking. Before the program, we had all kinds of misperceptions about each other that were hard to untie. I hope Mr. Kawatani will continue to serve as a bridge between us and top management. Thank you very much.

Tailor the solution for you!

Hotel management, Australia
Had a good time at Kawatani’s seminar, was fun and informative. He was able to give practical advice about the actual issue we were facing while working in Japan. I have been in Japan for six years, even then it was extremely helpful to have him organise the feelings and thoughts I had about how Japanese society and organisations work. The documents we were given had practical and clear advice! Highly recommend attending, make sure to let Kawatani san know before attending, and he will tailor a solution for you. Good Luck and thanks Kawatani san!

FAQ

  • Q
    After my sessions are done, can I recommend my Japanese staff to take your session?
    A
    That is ideal. You and your Japanese colleagues can have the shared goal and the communication process.
  • Q
    Can I ask you to proofread my English speech to tailor to the Japanese audience?
    A
    Great idea! I am skilled at making your speech structure and content "connecting" and convincing to the Japanese audience without altering your message.
  • Q
    I'm going to meet an important customer soon. Can we role-play using my scenario?
    A
    Terrific! Must be highly exciting and practical! Role-playing using the real case is my number one forte I does globally. That is an extremely pragmatic way to use my coaching skills - before you meet your customer!
  • Q
    Is it possible to do the session face-to-face like my office or a cafe?
    A
    Yes, it is. Please decide on a place, and Tak will come and see you there. Additional charge and transport fees will apply. 
  • Q
    Can I ask you to proofread my English speech to tailor to the Japanese audience?
    A
    Great idea! I am skilled at making your speech structure and content "connecting" and convincing to the Japanese audience without altering your message.

Company Profile

Company name
Diversity Management Institute Inc.
President
Kawatani Takashi
Address
3-10-10-3 Higashimonzen, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan 210-0812
Contact
Email: kawatani@diversityasia.com
Phone: 080-5635-4788 (10:00~17:00 Mon to Fri)
Website
LinkedIn
Address
3-10-10-3 Higashimonzen, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan 210-0812

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Normal Session
  • 11,000 JPY/hour (tax included)
Roleplaying & Simulation
  • 16,500 JPY/hour (tax included)
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English procedure will be emailed to you separately. 
Roleplaying & Simulation
  • 16,500 JPY/hour (tax included)