Transferable Skills Seminar – Japanese Communication & Business Manner

Event | September 25, 2017

Finished Sep 25 2017

 This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC, PD). The seminar will be conducted in English.

This four hour seminar contains both a lecture and workshop. The lecture touches on the difference between Japan and other countries in terms of culture, value judgment, time sense, etc. as well as the very popular and difficult-to-understand topics of “Honne” and “Tatemae.” The workshop allows participants to practice fundamental Japanese business manners, including table manners, which are all useful for daily communication and formal occasions. 

  • Cultural differences, different values
  • Unique characteristics of Japanese communication
    – High-context vs. Low-context
    – Honne vs. Tatemae
    – Importance of communication
  • Japanese manner of behavior, table manners
    – Seating order
    – Manner of behavior
    – Japanese table manners

■ Lecturer

Ms. Kanako Ito

She has worked as a Chief Purser on both international and domestic flights. She also has experience assisting many VIP flights (Imperial family, government officials). She is now a manner instructor at ANA Business Solutions teaching at various corporations and organizations.

■ Place

Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor

South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue

■ Seminar date

9/25/2017 (Mon) 14:00-18:00

■ Eligibility

Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application deadline

9/24/2017 at 23:00

■ Max participants


​​■ How to register

You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not, please register here.

Click here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “申し込む” to register.

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

■ Inquiries

Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development

International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP)

Hokkaido University