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Mindfully Communicating Better with Japanese & with Yourself

Kikue Yamamoto: LinkedIn >>

With the collected wisdom of over 50 managers from Toyota and General Motors in California based on the results of Yamamoto’s research.   Why not grab the secrets of their challenges for YOUR own benefit and success?  Only through Yamamoto’s exhaustive research in California and her personal experiences at NUMMI can these secrets be revealed.

The key findings of these research will be supported with the tool called Cultural Detective.  Moreover, not only cultural but individual behavioral differences would also be introduced with a tool called Everything Workplace (DiSC).

So how does one bridge differences?  Bridging both cultural and personal differences requires communication skills and tactics, some of which you would get to practice through role-playing with your partner.  Communication skills are required, with whomever you are and wherever you are.  What connects people with others is “communication.”  To illustrate, after a crisis like the big earthquake of March 2011, many of those who experienced have said that they felt worthy continuing their lives for the sake of others.

A house is built on a foundation, so we must have a strong foundation like a house.  Like house-building, Japanese martial art and tea ceremony seem to require mindfulness as their strong foundation for people to fully savor the experiences.  Mindful practice could be a doorway to get familiar with Japanese culture and also to your own foundation—your way of being.

With over 25 years as communication practitioner and executive coach in and out of Japan, she has found the importance of knowing and accepting one’s own communication style—your way of being-- before learning about others. Only then may one truly start working on bridging the communication gap between ourselves and others. This is your opportunity to actually know your own style better.

Personal Leadership has been my interest for over 15 years and she strongly believes in the importance of having one’s vision, which could set us free from right now yet help us focus on now.  Let us play with tips of vision making.  Mindfulness, one of two principles of Personal Leadership, could enable you to have sustainability--your strong foundation, i.e., your way of being, while communicating better with the Japanese for results.



Note: Workshop date confirmed - 7 December.

Event Details

Event Date
Thu 7 Dec 2017
9:00 AM
Event End Date
Thu 7 Dec 2017
12:00 PM
Registration Start Date
Fri 2 Jun 2017
12:00 AM
Country Japan
Venue The Westin Tokyo
Delivered by Kikue Yamamoto | Office Yamamoto Ltd.
Individual Price US$500.00
Target Audience Any non-Japanese working with the Japanese or will be working with the Japanese, and/or who wants to understand Japanese communication and improve their own communication. Also, Japanese who work with foreigners and are interested in creating synergy with people of other cultures.
Speaker Profile

Based on three independent surveys at NUMMI, a joint-venture of Toyota and GM in California where she once worked, Yamamoto has developed and conducted numerous training for those who want to learn tips/ tactics for working with the Japanese and also improve their personal communication.  With over 25 years of experiences, Yamamoto, a management consultant and executive coach, holds a master degree in Speech Communication and Journalism, and currently teaches as a part-time lecturer at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, on Personal Leadership, Communication, Japanese Culture and Business.

Key Takeaways
  • Gaining wisdom of others as to how to communicate better with Japanese, based on Yamamoto’s research and experiences
  • Getting knowledge and insights of ways to bridging differences, including a couple of tools
  • Getting tips of vision-making and benefit of mindfulness.
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Tokyo
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