Master Japanese culture and etiquette to win more business in Japan.

Coaching and courses to empower your teams for impactful engagement with Japanese partners and clients.

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Master Japanese culture and etiquette to win more business in Japan.

Coaching and courses for impactful engagement with your Japanese business partners and clients.

Get Started

Are you feeling out of depth in the Japanese market?

Doing business in Japan can feel like stepping into another world with its unique etiquette and culture.

Without a solid grasp of the principles, the experience can be fraught with challenges that hinder business success.

The framework that governs relationship-building, customs, business etiquette, and the client entertainment scene differs significantly between Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian cultures.

There are myriad pitfalls into which an unwitting business professional can fall that will unsettle their Japanese counterpart.

Are you feeling out of depth in the Japanese market?

Doing business in Japan can feel like stepping into another world with its unique etiquette and culture.

Without a solid grasp of the principles, the experience can be fraught with challenges that hinder business success.

The framework that governs relationship-building, customs, business etiquette, and the client entertainment scene differs significantly between Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian cultures.

There are myriad pitfalls into which an unwitting business professional can fall that will unsettle their Japanese counterpart.

Give your business the competitive edge.

Understanding Japanese business culture is priceless whether you are observing their conduct, listening to their presentations or negotiating a deal with the Japanese.

Connect With Japan brings extensive experience working for and doing business with Japanese companies.

With our business-level Japanese fluency, we'll provide you and your teams with the knowledge, skills, and a toolkit to perform with impact and credibility when working with Japanese colleagues and customers.

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Expertise that transforms your Japanese business interactions.


Learn from Rachel McCrystal, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience bridging the cultural divide.

Her insights and fluency in business Japanese are the tools you need to connect genuinely with colleagues and clients in Japan.

Our e-learning course is a series of engaging modules that equip your teams with invaluable insights to navigate the complexities of Japanese culture and business practices.

At the end of the course, you'll have a competitive edge in your interactions with Japanese colleagues and customers. 

Our Online Course

Expertise delivered on-demand.

Module 1:
Culture and Etiquette

An introduction to Japan and an understanding of the culture, etiquette, religion and the history.

Module 2: 
Communication and Values

Learn to navigate and respect the essential values, process and hierarchy in Japan.

Module 3: 
Building Relationships

Understanding Japanese customer service, relationships, decision making and the importance of Ho Ren So.

Module 4: 
Introduction Essentials

Master the crucial etiquette and expectations for business introductions in Japan.

Module 5: 
Meetings and Presentations

Conducting effective meetings and delivering impactful presentations in a Japanese business context.

Resources:

Essential downloads, checklists and resources to take with you to Japan.

Choose our Online Course or Blended Learning

For a more comprehensive learning experience, Connect With Japan also provides face-to-face and blended learning options. This enables teams to benefit from the direct, personal engagement of in-person workshops, complemented by the flexibility of e-learning.

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Everyone’s journey is different. Find the right package for you:

INDIVIDUAL

£99

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  • Perfect for individuals visiting Japan for a holiday or business
  • Comprehensive e-learning modules
  • Downloadable resources
  • Quiz assessments to enhance your learning
  • On-demand¬†learning that fits around¬†your schedule
  • Access via desktop or on the app
  • Email¬†support
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BUSINESS (1-10 People)

£179

Per Person (exc tax)

  • This package is for business who need up to 10 licences
  • Comprehensive e-learning modules
  • Downloadable resources
  • Quiz assessments to enhance your learning
  • On-demand¬†learning that fits around¬†your schedule
  • Access via desktop or on the app
  • Email¬†support
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BUSINESS (11-20 People)

£149

Per Person (exc tax)

  • This package is for business who need 11 to 20 licences
  • Comprehensive e-learning modules
  • Downloadable resources
  • Quiz assessments to enhance your learning
  • On-demand¬†learning that fits around¬†your schedule
  • Access via desktop or on the app
  • Email¬†support
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A few of the organisations Rachel has worked with:

What Phil Jones, Managing Director of Brother UK has to say about us...

 

Rachel offered us exactly what we needed to quickly develop some key relationships and enable some critical negotiations with our hosts in Japan.

Sarah Stewart-Hunter (GBR Para-Swimming Team Manager)

Rachel provided us with invaluable education on business culture while preparing for our face to face meetings and pitches with prospective Japanese partners.

Barry Leahy, MBE, Managing Director, Playdale

Is Connect With Japan right for you?

If you're planning to do business in Japan or collaborate closely with Japanese companies, understanding the unique cultural nuances is crucial. Here’s how to know if this program is suited to you:

  • Business Professionals: You‚Äôre a business executive, manager, or team leader who will be interacting directly with Japanese colleagues, clients, or partners.
  • Corporate Teams: Your team is preparing for a project involving Japanese stakeholders, and you need everyone to be culturally competent.
  • Entrepreneurs: You‚Äôre considering expanding your business into the Japanese market and want to make informed decisions and establish meaningful connections.

This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, manage relationships, and navigate the subtleties of Japanese business etiquette. 

Engaging Modules for Tangible Skills

  • Enhance communication with Japanese colleagues
  • Align with Japan's relationship-oriented business culture
  • Transition from an 'outsider' to a trusted partner
  • Resolve communication misunderstandings effortlessly
  • Elevate your negotiation and meeting effectiveness
  • Craft persuasive presentations tailored to Japanese audiences.

Cultivate Deep Business Relations

  • Understanding Japan
  • The Japanese company
  • Group orientation
  • Japanese key values
  • Japanese etiquette and how to make the right impression
  • Building relationships with Japanese colleagues and clients
  • Japanese business culture
  • Japanese key processes and models
  • Basic communication
  • Presenting information

Rachel was a lifeline during the Trade Mission to Tokyo and prepared me with training and support on how to work effectively with the Japanese.

Damon Hill, International Sales Director, Barney & Taylor

Rachel was quickly able to understand our needs and make contact with the right people on the ground in Japan to make sure things were delivered in a World Class way.

Chris Furber, National Performance Director, British Para-Swimming

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