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Lotgenoten Luncheon meeting

Tue 12 May 2015 11:30 - 13:30
DSM Japan K.K.
Member 2,000JPY; Non-member (prospective member only) 3,500JPY (incl. lunch and soft drinks)

Have you ever wondered whether growing up or living in Japan or in the Netherlands, matters for our brain and thinking, and whether switching cultures affects your vary basic thinking patterns? Then the NCCJ is pleased to invite you to Lotgenoten on May 12, 2015.

You have surely experienced differences in customs, values and views between Japanese and other cultures. One can fill a library with books for managers about this topic. However, during the Lotgenoten lunch we will not focus on these, but rather on very basic thinking processes. We will discuss and experience with some mini experiments how there may be differences in memory, attention or even visual perception. What do you think are the advantages of these differences? How do they play a role in your work (as a manager, designer, architect, teacher)? Have you noticed any change in your basic thinking processes after living in another country for a while? Also, what could this mean for your children who grow up in different cultures? Would it matter for the brain?

Mariellle Gorissen-van Eenige PhD will facilitate the session. She is a Dutch registered Clinical Neuropsychologist who has been living in Tokyo for 7 years. She has her own practice “Tokyo Neuropsychologist” working mostly with children from bicultural families who have learning or behavior issues. She is an adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan.

This event is open to NCCJ members, employees of member companies and prospective members only.
Attendance is limited to 15 people to encourage maximum participation among participants.
Everything discussed is strictly OFF THE RECORD.

If you are not Dutch, you may wonder what is LOTGENOTEN? The official translation mentions “fellow sufferers” or “partners in misfortune”, albeit with a smile; we prefer to talk about “Partners in Circumstance”. Everybody faces challenges in Japan. It would seem to make sense to learn from each others’ successes as well as failures and hopefully speed up the learning curve. That is what LOTGENOTEN is all about.