Announcing our new Japan Representative, Keiko Nakano

No matter where they are, all of our clients and friends are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current difficult situation is expected to continue for months or more. At Japan Intercultural Consulting we are doing our best to support our clients during this challenging time.

Although it’s hard to be thinking about business-as-usual right now, I’m writing today with an announcement. As of April 1, Keiko Nakano will be taking over as our firm’s Japan Representative. Keiko has extensive experience in the fields of international relations, English education, and coaching, and will provide our clients with cutting-edge information and recommendations.

Japanese firms are increasingly active globally, and firms from outside Japan are more and more active in the Japanese market. As a result, demand continues to increase for our firm’s pre-departure and post-arrival cross-cultural awareness training seminars, global human resource development seminars, harassment and discrimination prevention seminars, teambuilding sessions, leadership workshops and coaching. Keiko, myself, and all the members of our Japan Intercultural Consulting team will do our best to continue to provide a high quality of services.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Japan Branch. We thank everyone for their support over the years, and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.

Rochelle Kopp
Managing Principal
Japan Intercultural Consulting

I’m delighted to be stepping into the role of Japan Intercultural Consulting’s Japan Representative.

After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin with a degree in International Politics, I studied abroad at London University, and obtained a postgraduate Diploma in World Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an M.A. in War Studies from King’s College London. After returning to Japan I joined Japan’s Ministry of Defense where for 15 years I worked on international relations matters, and was the first Japanese governmental exchange officer dispatched to work at the Pentagon.

In today’s world where business is increasingly borderless, and the need for better communication among cultures is evident, I decided to join Japan Intercultural Consulting and work with Rochelle Kopp to help make an impact in this area.

I’ll be collaborating with the other members of the Japan Intercultural Consulting team to help our clients meet the needs of a changing society and economy. Looking forward to working with you, and thank you in advance for your support and advice.

Keiko Nakano
Japan Representative
Japan Intercultural Consulting