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Strategic Japanese Speaking Dojo 


Nihongo Dojo is a hands-on performance critique training hall. You will know the strengths and the weak spots of your communication style/skill with Japanese.

Among the numerous language programmes, this is a rare practical business skill training combined with strategic phrases to enable you to get inside "honne" or real intentions of your working partners.


●Sep. 17th session is to acquire the pragmatic skills of how to conduct face-to-face/online meetings & presentations in Japanese or English.


Through simulation exercise of a typical meeting situation, you will have personalised advice as to how to effectively influence and become their business partners of choice.

●Sep. 22nd session is to learn what it takes to "connect"with Japanese beyond communication: how to build trust and get inside their "honne" or real intentions.

You will learn what business attitudes they frown upon and treasure. Through role-playing, you will also learn select phrases to close cultural distance and become their comrade. 


Language Requirement

This is for upper basic to intermediate Japanese level learners.


However, ALL levels can dive in. The training philosophy of Dojo is critique the communicability of your "message" -- to what extent it moves the Japanese mind and makes them choose you as indispensable partner.


Very often N2 or even N1 doesn't have that influence to penetrate the Japanese 本音 because they are too textbookish, too polite! 


What you must bring is your GUTS to BREAKTHROUGH to a new depth and absorb everything from the Dojo Master.

Instruction Language

English. Simulation and roleplaying will be in Japanese at whatever level. When stuck, Tak will help. Training globally, Tak is skilled in handling mixed language proficiencies. 

Session format

This is a ZOOM session. Link will be sent after registration.
High-value slides used in the session will be sent to you after the session for your review. 

Date: Japan Time

●September 17th   22:00-24:00  JST  Managing Face-to-Face Meetings in Japan

●September 22nd  22:00-24:00  JST  Speak Japanese Cross-culturally

To Maximise Your Learning...

Some of you may have already taken my first Udemy course "Speak Japanese Cross-culturally".


It has hit more than 10,000 enrollments at the time of writing this LP. This is a select Japanese "connecting" phrases course combined with rich Japanese business philosophies.


If you take this course prior to the Japanese Speaking Dojo, you will grasp every point faster. TRY IT!


●Seminar: ¥4,000 per session  - Please choose the session(s) you like to attend.

1-On-1 Coaching: one session is ¥30,000

 ・1 session ¥30,000 / 3 sessions ¥90,000 / 6 sessions  ¥180,000

 ・The session is 3 hours and fully custom-made problem-solving for personal issues and needs.

Full refund policy

If you are not happy after the course, we will give you a full refund. Please email us within 24 hours

after the course. 

Voices of Udemy Course Participants about the Same Topic

A. Patil

"This course was really insightful for understanding different phrases and concepts used in Japanese Business conversations and the idea behind them. I think the 5 Golden rules are really helpful to navigate in Japanese corporate culture. I really hope that you will make more Udemy courses on related subject, Kawatani-san."

M. Barbara

"Provides excellent guidance to interacting with colleagues, clients and superiors in a Japanese work setting. Thanks to accessible explanations and engaging visuals, it helps you to see the cultural bases for the expressions it recommends. You also get to try out the new language immediately, thanks to guided practice activities in context.

Concise and practical, yet also rewarding at a deeper level. In short: recommended!"

T. Wilhelm

"This is really an awesome course by a great teacher. If you take this course you are rewarded with lots of deep insights but also with very useful practical knowledge. I really enjoyed this course. And I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Japanese culture. Arigatou-gozaimashita Kawatani-san."

P. Rajpopat

"Kawatani Sensei’s style of teaching has always been very unique and interesting. This course is highly innovative and one of a kind as it focuses on the cross-cultural aspects of learning a language - which is most needed for understanding the Japanese mindset and behaviour patterns. This is an excellent program!!"


Tak Kawatani 河谷隆司

Crosscultural Management Consultant

President, Diversity Management Institute Inc. (Japan)

I have spent 35 years to help Japanese managers and engineers to become great leaders and their international colleagues like you to collaborate with them for synergy.

Since 1986, I have been travelling globally to train business managers, engineers, diplomats and military officers, speak at conferences, hosted radio and internet TV shows, and published a dozen books about global leadership, Japanese management and corporate behaviours.

Under globalisation, Japanese businesses are fighting with dilemmas: being stripped of self-esteem and confidence to speak up and lead the global talent such as YOU reading my bio. 

Come and learn with other like-minded individuals the strategic mind and skills to "connect" with them and achieve your goal of successful collaboration with Japanese people.

I'm looking forward to meeting wonderful people!!  See you soon!!

●Please send the registration form below.

After you send the form, you will be moved to payment section. After you make the payment, you will receive confirmation email.

If you have chosen 1-On-1 Coaching, please email to Tak your preferred two dates and times of ZOOM pre-consulting to determine session content, as well as clear description of your issues and specific questions/solutions you want Tak to answer.

We are excited to have you with us and hope to see you soon!

●Success Japan Seminars are managed by Diversity Management Institute Inc.
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