I-House Lecture

This series invites specialists in various fields to talk about timely issues and issues for Japanese society as seen through comparison between Japan and other countries. The theme of lectures will be varied, such as politics, economy, diplomacy, and culture. In principle, each lecture is held in either English or Japanese without interpretation.


[I-House Lecture]
8 Habits for Better Productivity and Work Styles in Japan

  • Lecturer: Rochelle Kopp (Managing Principal, Japan Intercultural Consulting)
  • Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (students: 500 yen, IHJ members: free)
  • Seating: 100 (reservations required)Icon: Registration

Many Japanese individuals and companies are trying to change how work gets done in order to become more efficient and productive, and to avoid long working hours. But many of these efforts have not sufficiently addressed the deep issues of mindset and management style. In this lecture, Ms. Rochelle Kopp will explain the 8 habits, which outline how Japanese individuals and organizations can adopt work styles that are healthier and more innovative.

Rochelle Kopp (Managing Principal, Japan Intercultural Consulting)
Photo:Rochelle KoppRochelle Kopp is a management consultant specializing in cross-cultural communication, human resources and leadership and organization development. She holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ms. Kopp is the author of The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking through Japanese Corporate Culture (Stone Bridge Press, 2000), The Lowdown: Business Etiquette -- Japan (co-author, Creative Content Limited, 2010), and the upcoming Creating Engaged Employees in Japan, as well as over thirty books in Japanese. As a consultant she has been working with many of Japan’s most prominent firms, helping them to achieve higher levels of productivity.


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