Who we are

Japan Intercultural Consulting is a leading global training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business.

What we do

We help clients increase profitability and employee engagement through improved communication and working relationships in multicultural environments.

Where we operate

With offices and consultants around the world, Japan Intercultural Consulting has facilitators near you who understand your needs and your culture.

Photo by Masami Ataka


My aim in founding our company was to help others avoid the mistakes I made when learning how to work effectively in a Japanese organization.


About the founder

An authority on Japanese business practices and the human resource and cultural challenges faced by Japanese global companies, Rochelle Kopp has more than 25 years of experience supporting close collaboration between people and companies from inside and outside of Japan.

Our team

Keiko Nakano

Japan Representative

Pernille Rudlin

EMEA Representative


Paul Jaffe

New York Representative

Miwa Pierre

Mexico Representative

Claudia Romberg

EU Representative

Hiroshi Iwasaki

Detroit Representative

Sarah Aptilon

Senior Consultant

Tak Kawasaki

Senior Consultant

Masamitsu Kobayashi


Yoshiko Muto

Brazil Representative

Ayaka Matsui


Andrew Bender

Senior Consultant

Ayako Hashimoto


Jennifer Shinkai


Bryan Jacop

Senior Consultant

Ryo Ito


Our clients

Supporting dynamic global companies

Japan Intercultural Consulting supports Japanese organizations and non-Japanese organizations that have Japanese customers, suppliers, investors, or partners. We are proud to work with many of Japan’s most prominent firms, and with major global companies interacting with Japan.


Company announcements and commentary on current issues


Exciting upcoming events and seminars from Japan Intercultural Consulting


Practical and interesting articles on a wide range of topics relating to Japanese business and culture


Insightful and practical books written by our founder and consultants