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Lotgenoten Luncheon meeting - Have you been told "You can't do this in Japan"?

Thu 02 February 2012 12:00 - 14:00
Colliers International Ltd.
2,000JPY (lunch and soft drinks will be served)

Have you ever wondered how other managers cope when facing the same challenges that you face in your day-to-day business in Japan? Do you feel that you and others could benefit from sharing experiences of doing business in this unique and challenging market? Then the NCCJ is pleased to invite you to LOTGENOTEN on 2 February 2012.

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.

For our next Lotgenoten session the main theme is - Have you been told "You can't do this in Japan"? - Most expats in Japan have been told this on countless occasions by Japanese colleagues.  But how true is it? Times change and what may have been true twenty years ago may not be true today.  Is this often an automatic or emotional response by colleagues who are stuck in the past or are using it as an cover for not wanting to act? How do you judge when to be bold and when it is necessary to be culturally sensitive?  We hope that this open exchange of experiences, perspectives and ideas will provide you with valuable insights to help you succeed in Japan. Everything discussed is strictly OFF THE RECORD.

The moderator for this session is James Yellowlees Ph.D., President of Global Established in October 2000, Global is rapidly becoming the leading education/training service provider in Japan. Its vertical portal web site, live and virtual live classes, online courses, corporate consulting, and study abroad counselling services were launched in April of 2001.
James Yellowlees Ph.D. has his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Tokyo University (Japanese Politics and Economics). He lectures at Keio University and writes articles for a number of print and online media. He is also a strategic human resources and management consultant.

This event is open to NCCJ members, employees of member companies and prospective members only. Numbers are limited to 15 people to encourage maximum participation amongst participants.
Please contact the NCCJ Office for registration.