Jan. 27, 2021
Japanese organizations can better utilize the skills and diversity international workers have to offer
Many Japanese companies have become more active globally, but are they really embracing diversity in their workplaces? Alex Steullet, the editor in chief of Kintopia, and Rochelle Kopp, a consultant and educator specializing in cross-cultural communication, recently sat down to discuss non-Japanese people working in Japan and...
Dec. 17, 2020
Japanese AI company looks to utilize technology to transform corporate culture, enrich work-life balance
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have been known to make people nervous. People are already losing jobs to automation, and there is an underlying anxiety that technological advances will further destabilize the labor market. The notion that AI will one day usurp its creators and render humanity obsolete...
Nov. 26, 2020
We tend to take our health care coverage for granted, but it's a major topic for those of us living and working abroad, where cultural differences come into play. Dr. Shinko Yajima, president of Doctor's Healthcare Co. and well versed in cross-cultural medical...
Oct. 29, 2020
Kakiuchi: For me, things started from a place of denial. I couldn’t accept the fact that I was in a wheelchair. Despite numerous surgeries and rehabilitation, my dream to walk never came true...
Sep. 29, 2020
Is Japan open enough? Japanese CEO asks foreign workers about the best and worst of working in Japan
Aono: Thank you for coming. As my company expands into the global market, I’m interested in learning how to make our work environment more friendly to international staff. Based on your experiences, what difficulties have you faced working in Japan?...
Aug. 28, 2020
It only takes a few minutes of conversation with 45-year-old entrepreneur and CEO Yohei Shibasaki to realize he has a far more global outlook on society than your average Japanese businessperson. Having previously...