[ Online Seminar ] Working and Communicating Effectively in Japan 2021


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Program Overview

Taking on new a leadership role can be challenging. That’s because of unclear expectations, unknown work processes and unfamiliar relationships. Most leaders need to deal with these challenges when we lead change in our home countries and cultures. Most expat leaders in Japan face the extra challenge of doing all this while at the same time navigating a significantly different culture and doing it in a language they do not speak fluently.

Understanding common cultural differences that can affect your job performance in Japan and learning how to bridge cultural gaps for communicating better with Japanese colleagues at all levels of the organization can make a meaningful difference in your work effectiveness and satisfaction.

What’s Unique About This Workshop

  • It’s tailored to your needs: through a simple pre-workshop survey, you can request what relevant topics you would like to be included in group discussions¹.
  • Thoroughly understand how your personal cultural compares with Japan’s through Global Aperian’s GlobeSmart Profile. You will complete this cultural assessment as a pre-workshop assignment.
  • The workshop focuses on using dialogue to help you take positive action in the real world – not on abstract or academic concepts and models.
  • You receive two telephone coaching sessions after the workshop at no additional charge.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Japanese culture and business customs affect work habits and expectations of many Japanese
  • How to understand and work with cultural differences without judgment
  • Real-world, practical tips for working effectively with your Japanese colleagues, direct reports or supervisors

Program Outline

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced non-Japanese leaders who are based in Japan
  • Non-Japanese leaders who lead Japanese team members
  • Non-Japanese leaders who have internal Japanese stakeholders or report to a Japanese supervisor


Michael Glazer
People Focus Consulting
Senior Consultant

Michael Glazer is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant and corporate trainer whose client work spans 15 countries across four continents. He speaks English and Japanese and has worked with leaders at companies including Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and many publicly listed Japanese companies. Michael has also guest lectured at Kyoto University and at the United States Air Force Academy.


Date & Time

Thursday, December 9 
*Program time: 9:30 – 15:30
(Reception opens at 9:20)

Online session

This session will be held via Zoom
*Access URL will be provided after your enrollment.

Number of entry

Maximum 10 people 
*Minimum enrollment is 3 people.




JPY 54,000 (excl. tax)   
*Workbook is included


Please register from the Web Form.


People Focus Consulting Co., Ltd.
Email: pfc@peoplefocus.co.jp