Working and Communicating with non-Japanese Colleagues


Designed for Japanese employees working abroad.

There is no prerequisite for attending this program.


Everything you need to know to better understand your colleagues and adapt in order to work and communicate more efficiently. You will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts and work practices and how they differ from yours, and become more familiar with business protocol. Special emphasis is put on the local culture and customs in the country where the program is held.

Content includes:

  • Facts about the host country which help explain its cultural foundation
  • Key concepts of the host country 
  • Significant ways in which Japanese business practices differ from the host country (e.g. meetings, decision-making, information sharing, negotiation, socializing)
  • Working more efficiently with non-Japanese: How do non-Japanese see Japanese? What are their difficulties working with Japanese? What do they expect from their Japanese colleagues or managers? What can Japanese expect from their local staff?
  • Case studies 
  • How to become more effective in communicating with non-Japanese colleagues
  • Protocol and business etiquette

The trainer will illustrate the points discussed with examples from his/her own experience working with Japanese and share insightful anecdotes. The training language is Japanese, enabling participants to ask any questions and receive tips and advice on how to best collaborate with and manage non-Japanese colleagues.

  • This training is also regularly offered as a public course. Please find all details below.
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21nov9:00 am5:00 pmWorking and communicating with German/non-Japanese colleaguesFee: 460€ (VAT excluded)Place:Frankfurt, GermanyLanguage:Japanese

29nov9:00 am4:00 pmWorking and communicating with French/non-Japanese colleagues & managing non-Japanese staff (combined)460€ (VAT excluded)Place:Paris, FranceLanguage:Japanese

04dec9:00 am4:00 pmWorking and communicating with non-Japanese colleagues & managing non-Japanese staff (combined)460€ (VAT excluded)Place:Brussels, BelgiumLanguage:Japanese

05dec9:00 am4:00 pmWorking and communicating with Dutch/non-Japanese colleagues & managing non-Japanese staff (combined)460€ (VAT excluded)Place:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLanguage:Japanese

11dec9:00 am5:00 pmWorking and communicating with German/non-Japanese colleagues460€ (VAT excluded)Place:Düsseldorf, GermanyLanguage:Japanese

Please register at least one week in advance and please note JCO’s cancellation Policy. To enhance the quality of the training, the number of participants will be limited!


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our training or services. Our team will be happy to help you.