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J-Global Intercultural Business School

for working in a global company

communication skills


We have a track record of supporting more than 7,000 Japanese people

"I can speak English" alone is not enough
Learn how to work globally

It is necessary to understand different cultures and
enjoyment of communication

In general, Japanese people tend to avoid speaking aggressively at meetings and refrain from asking questions. Gro
To be successful in global business, you need an interactive and friendly "English speaking personality".

Target audience
"Communication Techniques for Working at a Global Company" is a program for those who are facing the following problems.
This is a must-see for those who want to be active globally and those who want to contribute to the globalization of their company!

Do you have any of the following problems?

I am not confident in communicating in English
I feel anxious and stressed about expressing my opinion in English
I am having trouble understanding what the foreigner is saying, or being unable to interrupt the conversation and ask a question.
I feel that I want to communicate more clearly and persuasively with foreigners.
I tried to study business English in an English conversation class, but I still can't speak it fluently.
I want to overcome cultural gaps and build friendly relationships
in the traditional way
Understanding of "Working in English"
may be insufficient
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Business English conversation course (group)
In general, Japanese participants tend to participate quietly, avoiding aggressive remarks. In order to succeed in global business, you need an interactive and friendly "English speaking personality".
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Business English Conversation Course (Individual)
Many Japanese students want their English to be pointed out as much as possible, but if they point out too many small mistakes, they cannot speak fluently. English is the lingua franca of non-native speakers and speaking perfect English is not so much required.
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Seminars and business English e-learning
Learning knowledge is important, but you also need practice to be successful. You will learn how to change your way of doing things to meet global needs, for example consulting with confidence rather than a formal style that emphasizes humility.

In this program

necessary for speaking English

Learn "mindset"

You'll learn the mindset and skills you'll need and apply them in real-world business situations.
You'll learn the mindset and skills you'll need and apply them in real-world business situations.
You'll learn the mindset and skills you'll need and apply them in real-world business situations.

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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 provided services to (in no particular order)
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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.

GXALPHAthe learning process of

GX ALPHA allows you to customize what you want to learn to suit your individual needs.

needs analysis
Planning a study plan


learning webinars
knowledge hub


practice webinar
Action plan creation


Evaluation certificate

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H.elp help tool


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 issues and clarify the goals such as the skills you want to acquire through this program.



Learn how to confidently communicate with foreigners regardless of your English ability


●About an open communication mindset
●Explanation of the art of persuasively arguing your own ideas and the importance of asking questions even when the other person is interrupting
Tips for using the English you know effectively



Practice the necessary skills through role-play. For example, if you cannot clearly understand or hear what a foreigner is saying, practice how to control the conversation and persuasively express your thoughts even if you do not know the correct words.


●Case study: Identifying the communication challenges that Japanese businesspeople often face when speaking English, and how to overcome them
Action Plan: identify and analyze the challenges faced and create a roadmap of actions to improve the situation
●Roleplay: Using J-Global's communication rules, analyzing and proposing solutions to eliminate cultural gaps


E-Learning & Knowledge Hub & Community



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


● Cross-Cultural Comparison Discussion: Japan vs Global 

A framework for cross-cultural communication

Advice for overcoming cultural gaps

​Additional webinar


You can also learn from the following webinars to suit your needs. (Since only programs that support your learning are written, some numbers may be missing.)

1. "Introduction to cross-cultural communication in business"

Learn how to bridge the cultural gap between Japanese and global working styles.

3. "Overseas / For expatriates: Successful business techniques"

Acquire the skills to lead a global team and achieve goals.


7. "Global Teamwork Skills and Management"

Master how to effectively manage planning, meetings and communication in a global team.


Improvement report and certificate of completion

3 step learning method

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.

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.

  • Know your strengths and use them to help you reach your goals

  • Clarify the skills needed to change the current situation

  • Misunderstandings occur when communicating

  • Worried about using wrong English

  • I don't understand the difference in work style

  • I am worried about speaking at presentations and meetings

  • Example: About "difficulty in listening"

  • How often do you understand English in meetings?

  • How much do you want to be able to understand?

  • Think of five things you can do to overcome listening difficulties.

  • list of solutions

  • Clarify what action to take

  • Setting KPIs

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.

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


Those who are interested in this program, 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

John Lynch

I am a Japanese-English bilingual coach who has lived in Japan for over 30 years.

I have trained and coached bilinguals for over 10,000 Japanese people and over 100 Japanese companies.

Aiming to help Japanese people understand globalization and contribute to the world, I am passionate about promoting cross-cultural education.

John will also be in charge of 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.

In addition, instructors with specialized knowledge will support you!


Dr. Sarah L. Birchley

Business School Director, Instructor


--Nathan DeWit

Instructor, Coach


Graham Lenz


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Adiadna Pulg

Coach, Success Supporter

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Akari Teramoto

Success Supporter

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Ikem Okoboshi

Community Coach

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Hisako Miyamori

Coach, Success Supporter

​Participant's voice


confidence up

It gave me the courage to take on the challenge of a global project. I need to study English harder in the future, but I'm sure I can do it. Thank you very much.

Global food wholesale coordinator


positive mind set

Thank you very much for the fulfilling lesson! I was surprised by the fact that 80% of the English speaking population is non-native. I used to think that when I speak English, I need to be perfect like a test, but I was relieved to hear that I don't have to worry about small mistakes in global communication.

Real Estate Company Leasing Division


think in english

I was very impressed with the lecture. In particular, ``English is a language where you can make mistakes'', ``When using English in business, put yourself in the persona of English and use the following names'', ``To save time, think in English. ” has broadened my horizons.

Technology Company Administrative Operations Coordinator

  • 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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