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J-Global Intercultural Business School

International Reps/For Expatriates: Successful Business Techniques

We have a track record of supporting over 1,000 expatriates

Survival techniques for working with overseas
master the art of success

You will acquire a specific action plan that matches your mindset, knowledge, skills, and unique work environment as an overseas representative / expatriate, and will be able to work overseas with confidence.

Taking advantage of the strengths of Japanese business people
Active globally!


Target audience

"For Overseas/Expatriates: Successful Business Techniques" is a program for those who work with their own overseas staff, expatriates, those who will be posted overseas, and those who participate in projects online. is.

​This is a must-see for those who want to contribute to the globalization of their company by making use of the work skills and mindset cultivated as a Japanese business person!

Do you have any of the following problems?

Those who are worried about working abroad due to their language skills

Those who are not good at interacting with foreign staff

Those who are worried about the relationship between Japanese and local staff at overseas assignments

New to international business culture, especially human resource management policies

Those who feel that the overseas bureaucracy is inefficient and the quality is insufficient, but do not know how to improve it

Those who want to understand whether Japanese bureaucracy and policies can be applied overseas

in the traditional way
Understanding of “how to work with overseas staff”
may be insufficient

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language school
Even if you can learn English and other foreign language phrases at a language school, you cannot learn how to interact with local staff and points to be careful of.

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In-house training
Cultural knowledge can be learned through corporate training, but there is no systematic training to put that knowledge into practice.

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leadership training
Training, including instructional skills, is effective, but it is also necessary to identify problems in overseas management processes and personnel systems.

In this program

Overseas staff/Necessary for overseas assignments

learn mindset

We provide opportunities to learn mindsets and skills in an international environment and put them into practice in the business world.

E-learning, discussions, interactive lectures, individual coaching, action learning, etc. can be customized to suit your needs and you can learn effectively.

In addition to developing specific skills, we also provide specific action plans that you can implement at work.

Nine programs teach global communication and leadership skills for a variety of participants, including expats and global coordinators of Japanese companies, managers and members of multinational teams, and non-Japanese employees.

Achievements of J-Global

J-Global, the company that provides this program, has received high acclaim for its consulting and globalization workshops for over 100 Japanese companies.


Over the years, J-Global has learned about global transformation by companies and individuals. And we now bring that knowledge to you through the J-Global Intercultural Business School.

This program uses a learning system called "GX ALPHA" to provide not only knowledge, but also the skills and mindset to survive in global business.

Our mission is to help Japan-based companies rethink how they do business effectively across cultures.

We aim to build a solid foundation for global growth in a highly functional and diverse team by mixing the strengths of the Japanese and overseas work styles of organizations and individuals.

Some of the companies J-Global has provided services to (in no particular order)

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GXALPHAthe learning process of

At GX ALPHA, we offerCustomize what you want to learnI can do it.

needs analysis
Planning a study plan

Join webinar

Create an action plan
​ action practice

Evaluation certificate

free online counseling










Helpful tools, additional webinars

You can add webinars for other courses as needed. There are no additional charges. You can also use e-learning and knowledge hubs to ask questions and get support at any time.




free online counseling
Analyze the current situation and issues, and clarify the goals such as the skills you want to acquire through this program.




Learn about cultural gaps in work styles and communication and how to fill them


●Definition of global human resources and required abilities. DIE model.

● How to understand the communication gap and create an environment where you can express yourself

Japanese and Global Business Cultures: Key Differences and Successful Approaches




Learn how to build a highly productive Japanese-American mixed management that can play an active role internationally



●Case study

Using the experiences of Japanese expatriates to discover problems, causes, and solutions

●Action plan

・Expatriates - plans to integrate into new cultures and jobs

・Global Coordinator - Planning to integrate into the new cross-cultural team

●Role play

Practice introducing yourself, your role, key goals, mission, etc.


Helpful tools, additional webinars

to suit your needs

You can add webinars for other courses ​.

​ No additional costs!

E-Learning & Knowledge Hub & Community



Learn more about how to spot common cross-cultural misconceptions and strategies for overcoming those barriers to success in a global enterprise.


● Cross-Cultural Comparison Discussion: Japan vs Global 

A framework for cross-cultural communication

Advice for overcoming cultural gaps



Improvement report and certificate of completion

3 step learning method

Case study

the problem


the cause


a solution


to your situation

Step 1: Case study
Using actual cases that can occur in the business scene, we will examine typical problems in working at a Japanese company and consider solutions.
You will be able to deal positively when similar problems arise in your day-to-day work.

self analysis

identify the most important issues

through pair coaching

looking for a solution

action plan

complete the template

  • Know your strengths and use them to reach your goals

  • Clarify the skills needed to change the current situation

  • Explanation of my role on-site

  • Improving communication between Japan and local communities

  • Developing local leaders

  • Improving employee retention rate

  • ​Local employee training

Example: "Improvement of communication between Japan and the local community"

  • Why do you want to improve your communication?

  • What is the cause?

  • What are the benefits?

  • list of solutions

  • Clarify what action to take

  • Setting KPIs

Step 2: Create an Individual Action Plan

Prioritize your tasks and goals, and make a concrete plan for what action to take next.
Our planning template makes it easy.

Role-play setting (example) Conversation between you and your Japanese boss

Role play

Intermediate evaluation and improvement

re role play

Final evaluation

Step 3: Roleplay

Role-play with your team using the action template created in step 2. Hands-on experience allows you to evaluate and improve your action plan. While exchanging opinions in a team, you can acquire skills in a fun and effective way.

Those who are interested in this program and those who want to improve their skills

"I want to work using English, but I don't know where to start."
"I want to communicate smoothly with foreign teammates"
“I want to do more global work,” etc.
First of all, we will ask you about your current situation and support you in setting goals.
Join us for a free online counseling session.

Lecturer introduction

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John Lynch

As an experienced global business leader active in Japan, I have provided bilingual training and coaching to over 100 Japanese companies over the past 30 years. We are passionate about spreading cross-cultural education, aiming to help foreigners understand Japan better and Japanese people to understand globalization and contribute to the world.

John will also be in charge of free online counseling!

We will think about your career path together and have a fun conversation while creating a mind map. Either Japanese or English is OK. You will have 20-30 minutes to organize your thoughts whether or not you participate in the program. Please feel free to submit a new application.

Participant's voice

In addition, instructors with specialized knowledge will support you!


Dr. Sarah L. Birchley


--Nathan DeWitt


Graham Lenz

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Adiadna Pulg

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Akari Teramoto

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Ikem Okoboshi

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Hisako Miyamori

Business School Director, Instructor

Instructor, Coach


Coach, Success Supporter

Success Supporter

Community Coach

Coach, Success Supporter


A clear path to the future

Thanks to J-Global's training, I was able to go overseas with an action plan and make a big difference in the first two months.

Machine tool manufacturer, production manager


Communicate with confidence

I was very nervous because of my weak English skills, but thanks to the successful overseas assignment program, I learned that a positive attitude towards communication and being clear about what you want to say are more important than language skills.

Business Development Manager, Insurance Company


Make your manager happy

It was great to see real-world examples of problems expatriates face. Now that I am stationed overseas, I have gained confidence that I can handle any situation.

Hospitality group, expatriate candidate


  • How do I join the program?
    If you are interested,Online coaching. If you do not need it, please sign up for the free trial or the plan of your choice and reserve the class of your choice.
  • What other programs are there?
    For a list of other programs, please here.
  • My company has told me not to discuss my work outside the company. How can I participate in this program safely?
    We take confidentiality very seriously and ask participants not to discuss confidential company information.
  • How do you support English and Japanese learners?
    The bilingual instructor in charge of this program speaks an appropriate combination of Japanese and English so that everyone can understand. Participants can choose to speak English or Japanese, or both. English is generally used in global work, so it is recommended to participate in English as much as possible.
  • What are the learning components for ILP and how do I access them?
  • How does the ILP program support learners in English and Japanese?
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