Facilitator - Tokyo, Japan
Xiao Rui Zhang is a graduate of Temple University (U.S.). She received her masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D) degrees from the College of Education, Temple University. Born and raised in China, she has spent 18 years living and teaching in Japan. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese and regularly works in these languages.
Since joining Japan Intercultural Consulting in 2000, Xiao Rui has worked as a facilitator with various companies in industry and customer service including electronics, manufacturing, and consumer products. She facilitates cross-cultural communication training seminars for Japanese and international employees.
As a university faculty member, Xiao Rui’s major research interest focuses on the cross-cultural understanding and interpretations of communication between Chinese and Japanese. Her publications include Chugoku de Seiko Suru Jinzai Management Manual (Human Resource Management Manual for Succeeding in China) (co-authored), and Guro-baru bijinesu eikaiwa (Global Business English Communication) (co-authored). Xiao Rui taught at Temple University's Japan campus for seven years, teaching academic English courses to international students in the content areas of social sciences -- sociology, physiology, and anthropology. She is now an Associate Professor at Meisei University, where she is teaching courses in intercultural communication, qualitative research methods, and the Chinese language.
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