There's a lot of discussion going on in Japan about the changing
workplace - digital transformation, diversity and
inclusion, sustainability and innovation - but it's in Japanese. Our aim is to help you have an
informed conversation about these topics with your Japanese colleagues
and influence how your company develops.
The Kaiseki Club is based on the concepts behind kaiseki - a Japanese banquet of many courses, each with "small portions, subtle flavors, artful presentation, and an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients."
Each month Kaiseki Club members will receive a podcast on succeeding in a Japanese company, with links to related articles and books and an opportunity to participate in an online discussion on the topic.
It's designed for people who are working for Japanese companies, may already have attended one of our "Working Effectively with Japanese Colleagues" courses or at least have an understanding of the basic cultural issues.Easily digestible portions, flavourful and topical!
Pernille Rudlin was brought up partly in Japan and partly in the UK. She is fluent in spoken and written Japanese, and lived in Japan for 9 years.
She spent nearly a decade at Mitsubishi Corporation (the Fortune 500 $70bn Japanese investment and trading conglomerate) working in their London operations, Europe & Africa HQ and Tokyo headquarters in sales and marketing and corporate planning and also including a stint in their International Human Resource Development Office.
More recently she had a global senior role as Director of External Relations, International Business, at Fujitsu, the leading Japanese information and communication technology company and the biggest Japanese employer in Europe, focusing on ensuring the company’s corporate messages in Japan reach the world outside.
Pernille Rudlin holds a B.A.(Hons) from Oxford University in Modern History and Economics and an M.B.A. from INSEAD and she is the author of several books and articles on cross cultural communications and business.
Since starting Japan Intercultural Consulting’s operations in Europe in 2004, Pernille has conducted seminars for Japanese and European companies in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA, on Japanese cultural topics, post merger integration and on working with different European cultures.