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Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan

San-Ten Consulting was happy to support the Master of Business Engineering Japan Program 2018 of the Steinbeis University, Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology. "Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan" was the title of the lecture Dr. Ralf Mayer gave in front of about 60 students from Germany as well as from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Based on real business life experiences and examples, Dr. Mayer described the most critical cultural differences for doing business in Japan and how to master them in order to accomplish successful business. Be aware of the differences Although Germans and Japanese have many similarities in their culture and share a lot of values, there are important differences that have to be acknowledged and considered when doing business. In the lecture, Dr. Mayer in particular explained the differences in Decision Making Disagreeing and Confrontation High- and Low-Context Communication Trust Building that have a tremendous effect on the business relation. Along real life situations, Dr. Mayer gave examples to better understand the culture of Japan (and of Germany) in order to enable the students to adjust their behavior in different cultural environments. "I don`t want to give the students just a list [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Happy 1st Anniversary – 20% discount

San-Ten Consulting is celebrating its first year in business and right in time, our new webpage with a lot more content & information about our services is online. If you have a minute, please look around and get some information about our consultation services in Japan. Celebration offer: For our new JUMP Assessment we give a special anniversary discount of 20% on the assessment fee if you sign-up until July 31st!

June 11th, 2018|

Success Stories of the Automotive Industry from Germany & Japan and Cultural Challenges

On May 24th, a seminar "Success Stories of the Automotive Industry and e-Mobility from Germany/NRW & Japan" was organized by NRW.INVEST and NRW Japan K.K. in Yokohama. The first presentation after the greeting and introduction was by Dr. Fabian Schmidt, CTO of Street Scooter - one of the most famous automotive start-ups in Germany. Following presentations had been given by Japanese companies in Germany, describing their business and the advantages of having a branch in Germany and in particular North Rhine - Westphalia (NRW). Interestingly, in the closing Q&A session with all presenters, one more important topic was raised: cultural differences and how to overcome them. As a matter of fact, work style, business custom and workplace relationships in general are different in both countries. For example, Japanese consider the workplace as part of the "home" and have a much more intensive relationship with their colleagues, whereas Germans like to separate quite decisively between work and private life. Other remarkable differences appear in working hours and vacation days. At the end, the presenters agreed that cultural gaps have to be recognized, accepted and balanced in order to achieve a successful business in Germany (and vice versa). San-Ten Consulting  is specialized [...]

May 30th, 2018|
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Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan

San-Ten Consulting was happy to support the Master of Business Engineering Japan Program 2018 of the Steinbeis University, Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology. "Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan" was the title of the lecture Dr. Ralf Mayer gave in front of about 60 students from Germany as well as from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Based on real business life experiences and examples, Dr. Mayer described the most critical cultural differences for doing business in Japan and how to master them in order to accomplish successful business. Be aware of the differences Although Germans and [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Happy 1st Anniversary – 20% discount

San-Ten Consulting is celebrating its first year in business and right in time, our new webpage with a lot more content & information about our services is online. If you have a minute, please look around and get some information about our consultation services in Japan. Celebration offer: For our new JUMP Assessment we give a special anniversary discount of 20% on the assessment fee if you sign-up until July 31st!

June 11th, 2018|

Success Stories of the Automotive Industry from Germany & Japan and Cultural Challenges

On May 24th, a seminar "Success Stories of the Automotive Industry and e-Mobility from Germany/NRW & Japan" was organized by NRW.INVEST and NRW Japan K.K. in Yokohama. The first presentation after the greeting and introduction was by Dr. Fabian Schmidt, CTO of Street Scooter - one of the most famous automotive start-ups in Germany. Following presentations had been given by Japanese companies in Germany, describing their business and the advantages of having a branch in Germany and in particular North Rhine - Westphalia (NRW). Interestingly, in the closing Q&A session with all presenters, one more important topic was raised: cultural [...]

May 30th, 2018|

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Innovation Japan 2018

August 30 - August 31

MEDICAL JAPAN 2018

September 12 - September 14