IamA I’m Rochelle Kopp, a business culture consultant specializing in Japan. Ask me anything about working with Japan, and how Japanese companies tick. AMA!
My short bio:
Living in Japan and working in a Japanese company gave me first-hand experience of cultural issues when Japanese and non-Japanese work together, and the challenges that Japanese companies face in globalizing. In 1994 I established Japan Intercultural Consulting, where I help Japanese companies be more successful in their global operations, supporting effective human resource management practices, organization development, and cross-cultural training and teambuilding. I also work frequently with American firms that have Japanese customers, joint venture partners, and suppliers. My firm’s clients include Astellas, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Bridgestone, DeNA, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Honda, Omron, Recruit, Ricoh, Softbank, Sony, Sumitomo Chemical, Toray, and Toyota.
I am the author of The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking Through Japanese Corporate Culture, The Lowdown: Business Etiquette Japan, the upcoming Creating Engaged Employees in Japan, and over twenty-five books in Japanese. I also write frequently for Japanese publications including regular columns in The Asahi Shimbun’s GLOBE section and the Newsweek Japan website.
Here are some videos where I talk with Japan-based vlogger Hikosaemon about Japanese business and cross-cultural topics, to give you a taste of the kind of topics you can ask me about: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIFKAGoXm024JAkZwDd_itS3LHK6zHbbl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHiTX5NDoU&list=PLIFKAGoXm027JCeIg1LWu0es0hMbD8P47 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joy+of+japanese+business