Transferable Skills Seminar – Intercultural Communication Workshop

Event | October 24, 2018

Finished Oct 24 2018

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for young researchers. The seminar will be conducted in English.

We are holding an intercultural communication workshop for international and Japanese PhD students and postdocs who are interested in working for Japanese companies.

Even though you may be familiar with studying with your Japanese team members in your labs, the work environment of Japanese companies is quite different and unique, and unnecessary misunderstandings or confusion may happen. The workshop will be provided by a professional Japanese lecturer in English who specializes in intercultural communication in Japanese corporate environments.

Seminar Overview

  • Understand complex cultural structures and experience the underlying cultural gap behind superficial words and deeds
  • Realize methods for avoiding misunderstanding derived from cross-cultural communication
  • Deepen understanding for Japanese culture and Japanese companies
  • Familiarize with a new communication style which is required in the global environment

Mr. Masakuni Yoshinaka
Global Professional Development Consultant at ALC Press Inc.
B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley

Seminar date
10/24/2018 (Weds.) 13:00-18:00

Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Seminar Room#2

Hokkaido University doctoral course students and postdocs

Application deadline
10/23/2018 at 13:00

Max participants

How to register
You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not, please register hereClick here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “申し込む/Apply” to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within three business days after registering, please contact I-HoP.


International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP)
Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development

Hokkaido University