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J-Global Intercultural Business School

Cross-cultural project

management skills

100+ project managers
and team member support

Acquire project management skills for working in Japanese - global mixed teams.

You can learn management skills and mindsets to lead members with various cultures together to achieve goals. You can also create a specific action plan that fits your work environment and practice it in the seminar. Take advantage of what you learned in this seminar and aim for smooth teamwork!


Target audience

We recommend this program for global managers, expats, and project leaders in healthcare, engineering, R&D etc. who want these benefits:

Do you have any of the following problems?

I want to know the differences between Japanese and global work styles and planning

I want to improve the relationship with project members and realize more win-win growth

I want to work smoothly with members with different cultures

I want to work smoothly with members with different cultures

I would like to know a guidance method for members to share problems at an early stage and take action to prevent recurrence

I want teamwork that can flexibly respond to changes in project content

There are many ways to improve your Japan-global project management knowledge… 

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Project Management Professional (PMP) Global Training
PMP skills are useful, but they may not work smoothly in Japan. In Japan, there are many requests from customers, flexibility in contracts is sometimes expected, and there are delays in decision-making due to the unanimous system.

Japanese project management training
Japan-led PDCA-type project training that focuses on customer satisfaction and improvement is effective for all Japanese teams, but it may not work globally due to differences in motivation. Success requires finding new avenues, such as rapid decision-making and strong individual role roles.

Cross-Cultural and Language Training

Global projects do not proceed smoothly just by improving their English skills and meeting management skills. We need to change mindsets, identify gaps, and create a compelling common team culture that combines the diverse strengths of global and Japanese members.

But project management  knowledge is not enough. You need to transform your mindset and behaviors… and you need a plan.

Learn the necessary mindsets and skills and then have a chance to practice them in a realistic Japan-global business setting

An efficient mix of elearning, community discussion, interactive lecture, personal coaching and action-learning practice.

Come out of the program with not only the right skills, but a concrete action plan you can implement at work. 

J-Global's Experience

J-Global Solutions are based on highly evaluated consulting and workshops in the global workplaces of over 100 Japanese companies


J-Global’s mission is to help Japan-based companies successfully grow their global business by transforming their intercultural business practices. Our consulting and learning solutions help organizations and individuals create a best mix of Japanese and overseas working styles, building a solid foundation for high-functioning, diverse teams and robust global growth.


We’ve learned a lot over the years about how companies and people can make a successful global transformation. We’re now sharing that knowledge with you in our GX ALPHA learning programs.   


GX ALPHA is the only comprehensive learning system that provides businesspeople with not only the knowledge, but also the mindsets and proven practical skills to navigate within and between Japanese and global business environments. Our focus is on real-world problems, real-world solutions and the action steps needed to implement those solutions.

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.

Learning Process

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.

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




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 best practices for agreeing on a project size and developing a plan to efficiently reach your goals


Global vs Japan: Project Management
●Global project management tools and techniques 
The secret of success in leading a project in a Japanese company





Learn how to apply skills and tools to keep projects running smoothly and to the highest quality


●Case studies: Discussions on common issues that project managers face in order to provide high-quality products and services
●Action Plan: Identify and analyze current and future challenges. Create a roadmap of actions to improve the situation
●Roleplay: Using the roadmap, practice the steps and improvements needed to be successful globally


Helpful tools, additional webinars

to suit your needs

You can add e-learning and webinars ​.

​ No additional costs!

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



Improvement report and certificate of completion

3 step learning method

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


Case study

the problem


the cause


a solution


to your situation

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.

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

  • Setting clear goals and objectives

  • lack of communication

  • Conflicts of opinion and lack of trust

  • I can't meet the deadline

  • budget and resource issues

  • Response to change

  • lack of commitment

  • does not improve quality

Example: Concerning the problem of not being able to meet the delivery date

  • What is your ideal schedule?

  • How have you managed it so far?

  • why didn't it work?

  • What mindsets and skills will help you be more successful?

  • 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

Role play

Intermediate evaluation and improvement

re role play

Final evaluation

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

Over the past 30 years, I have provided bilingual training and coaching to over 100 Japanese companies. We are passionate about spreading cross-cultural education, aiming to help foreigners better understand Japan, 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.

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

Participant's voice


Improved collaboration and trust

After learning cross-cultural techniques for information sharing and flexible teamwork, I was able to get the project off the ground.

Project manager, IT company (Indian)


Efficient meetings and risk management

A better understanding of the expectations of our US and European colleagues has facilitated smoother meetings, decision-making and risk mitigation.

R&D Global Team Leader, Pharmaceutical Company (Japanese)


Improved communication and performance

I learned how to set clear goals and give positive feedback to my Filipino colleagues, which improved their quality, efficiency and timeliness.

Engineering project leader, automotive parts manufacturing company (Japanese)


  • 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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