Introducing new Centre for International Perspectives: focusing on heart of international scenario Milan Expo 2015

As advisor for companies that are really looking towards international dimension to relaunch their businesses I’m pretty familiar with the importance that such dynamics on operating as international player can represent for development and production of SME.

Then, if we’re talking about italian contingent situation, in particular if we consider the perspective that actually productive policies and central executive government and local administration are providing for the common good of our national economic players, I think that immediately you’ll agree with me about the high value’s content that it could be represented by introducing free and inter structured platform among sector-operators and professionals to boost international effects into national markets, always looking forward to provide cross-social education and training about the meaning of such involvement for well framed comparison managed on international scenario.

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No lobbies or real-politic’s games. Just concrete needs to build up network of efficient players that will make on sharing tools, vision and cooperation to develop diversified projects that will concern the relaunch of sectors, territories and marketing strategies on international dimension: welcome to C.U.P.I – Centre for Union of International Perspectives.

Let’s check together the presentation of CUPI following some important aspects:

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What is C.U.P.I.?

Working board aimed to operate with well framed dialogue about the topic of internationalization’s of economic subjects from specific territories. First of all structured with joint cooperation of associations, sector-workers, professionals, representatives of categories, common citizens associated by interest on valorizing high profile’s dynamics for that concerns perspectives of international promotion of their activity; everybody joins the board with deep awareness about the importance of sharing results and aims to make mutual perspectives more concrete and functional into sustainable development’s frame.

Which aims?

To guide the territory towards concrete proposals for the relaunch of working opportunities, education and research’s development for an high value’s  emancipation about international dialogue, reinforced by exchange experiences and professional comparisons collected in co-working atmosphere with well framed social cooperation’s activities. These operations will be also useful to create common consideration about the topic of international dynamics and international events that could bring more opportunities for the benefit of territory and players.

Which tools?

Board for operative dialogue about concrete projects of main importance under economic and institutional aspects (like EXPO 2015 and following editions, international fairs and seminars, EU funds and sustainable development’s opportunities for european SME, business tours and business missions, academical researches, feasibility studies applied to operative strategie for market entry’s dynamics)

Shared tools panel structured among supporters and members of C.U.P.I. with agreement to make more easy and sustainable the access to services form common goals and perspectives. comune.

Analysis and research activities to boost training opportunities and educational platform for social aims. Such activity represents concrete base to improve social participation and civil involvement into international dynamics

 Where does it operate?

C.U.P.I. represents a long time highly “felt” and discussed project. As working board among professionals and organizations, it takes place in Milan and it embraces operators almost from the area Padano – Veneta, but it is already collecting energies and proposals from foreign partners and associations. In particular the Association that I manage as President and Director, Asian Studies Group well represents the cross cultural “soul” which we want to approach for example operators from East Asia – In tight connection we have already introduced the activity of EU Networking Centre in Japan from Kobe, and some consulting companies that operates on internationalization’s of SME on foreign markets, both EU and not EU markets. In particular in Bologna we are already working hard with Internazionalizza S.r.l. for that concerns some companies in that area and they are approaching Japan, China and Korea,  and recently we’ve started to collect some contributions and proposals from GN Lex – legal firm with hq in Milan and operative branch in Shanghai. In Milan we well know the activity of CMEX China Milan Equity Exchange and Carone and Partners Legal firm which we’re used to consult frequently for some issues in behalf of our C.U.P.I.’s members. Recently we’re also cooperating with AITA – International Association for development of Advanced Technologies with hq in Rome with recent branch in Milan to assist some projects during Milan EXPO 2015.

In particular,  concrete board for cooperation in behalf of key local sectors during Milan EXPO 2015 is one of our first high working points which we’ve introduced recently the activity of our group. ‘Cause in Milan operators, associations, professionals and companies are already working towards right and effective mood for the international event, we think that some borders- area like Province of Lodi, Province of Pavia and Brescia, Bergamo, Monza etc (and I’m not talking about local administration as politic entities..) should create more intense network of projects to boost the opportunity the Expo will bring us towards their local operators and territories. That’s why, for example, recently we’ve presented to Lodi Export (consortium for development of  exporting opportunities for province or Lodi’s area) the proposal to join our discussion-group to focus on common aims for mutual benefit that international perspectives could bring to this area.

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Water Expo 2013: new business and research expectations – Strategical Link between World Water Forum in Korea and Milan EXPO 2015 –

Korea is driving fast, leaded by massive Chaebols through direct investments on international market, it is strengthening its role of well structured economy among eastern Asia players. Even if sometimes private industry boosted national image faster than political and institutional actions have done before, during last year, after nomination on February of new president of Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, more national leading has been observed in behalf of entrepreneurship.

We can consider the imminent event about water – business forum that is going to take place in Daegu City from 30 of october 2013 as relevant statement of such dimension of well framed cooperation. The aim of such team – play is clear: reinforce international position of South Korea as reliable market on doing business, promote national industry in particular about technical solution and R&D’s activity, focus on important topic like water that represent a substantial theme for economic and geo-political alliances among players of relevant position in the field.

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This year’s expo and conference are co-organized by the Korea Water Forum, which is a Korean government agency and think tank in charge of its water-related policy, technological cooperation, and international partnership.

The subsidiary events for this year’s Water Conference include the 6th Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) Conference, the Membrane Society of Korea General Meeting and Autumn Scientific Meeting, the Water Management Symposium and the Water Industry Cluster Vision Forum and Policy Presentation.

The Water Expo Korea is the country’s first and foremost water business-to-business exhibition and conference, hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Daegu City, and the organizing committee for the World Water Forum 2015.

During the year of International EXPO in Milan, on april 2015 in Daegu will take place this import event that should be a “strategic link” with Europe and in particular with those fundamentals about research, sustainable development and social contents that will be discussed during the international event in Milan City.  Already more than 500 water experts and high- l evel representatives, including about 150 international participants from 41 countries, participated in the 7th World Water Forum Welcoming Ceremony and the Kick-off Meeting in Seoul and Daegu this year in May.

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Big firms in Korea are investing a lot into such ventures in particular for technical destination of water usage, discovering more connections between research, technical application energy’s production. In South Korea the corporate system is still well based on direct investments through share – participations by korean holding in interrelated fields, so that’s why during such forums it could be really interesting and useful get in relation with important players that could support with assisted partnership some scouting / b2b dynamics into the local corporate network.

My professional studio is focusing on specific analysis about players that will join on this session of Water Expo Korea, in particular is introducing to asian partners particular open- issues in behalf of european players that are starting on relocation of technical research, venture opportunities and market – entry dynamics towards Korea and east Asia in general. Water Expo Organizers and Korean Institutions and offices for internationalization’s of companies (KOTRA) are really working well to assist our clients according with specific needs.

The features of new frontier of Business Tours for B2b – Introducing Kobe Healthcare Tour 2014

Too many times we’ve heard about international exhibitions that are important on worldwide scene due their well named reference that offers us the opportunity to collect lot of contacts and being protagonist of direct introduction in the field under international perspective.

Most of the times we realized then that even if the event has been pretty useful to get perception of we were looking for about doing business internationally, usually we cannot make concretely a business dialogue with potential partners cause we’re not directly introduced or we got lost on matching with profiles that fit with our research and structure.

If we add also conjuncture’s elements like international crisis, cut-off about extra expenditures for research and development, less resources concerning staff and managers who could take care about specific issues of business development, you could agree with us when we said that some international exhibitions don’t provide the best useful way to start real B2b mission.

That’s why recently it could have more sense try to join new experience of meeting partners when we try to approach a well framed market with long tradition on development of business dynamics like Japan. My studio is always pretty sensitive about such tools that can support commercial needs on concrete perspective and recently we’re more into consulting and supporting for business tours than usual attendance to international exhibitions with booth and hostess.

Some good features for such kind of service concern for example the opportunity to get “complete tools” to start to introduce yourself:  well advised matching of contacts and operators, business schedule well structured about meetings and inquiries collected by organizers, interpreter but also some elements that you cannot find during regular exhibition like factory visit, check about production and sample testing process, on site official introduction and discussion’s table with experts of the field as moderators (for example unlike the usual “booth – promotions”, during such briefing step we can resolve most of troubles that we are gonna face with during following business deal and that usually cannot being put of focus cause we’re not supported on local discussion with moderators contributions)

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Then, the business tour really makes possible to contribute with effective strategy on company – awareness or event’s promotion using cross media and social network’s tools more than usual exhibition like streaming conferences with colleagues and managers who can follow directly the mission by web and inter-act directly during the negotiation or company’s visit, or for example arranging a survey with online campaign which we can directly test some opinions from clients or key leaders about some products or new series of services we’re going to import or analyze for new marketing strategy. I’ve been already more familiar with the perception o that business tours as real “direct dimensions” of planning business mission which comparing with usual attendance to common international exhibition make everything more concrete, quick and cheap for companies.

Beyond that I’ve found companies really satisfied for having reach the goal about learning more on players and productions or for feeling more involved in some business exchanges comparing with “booth – dynamics”, also such conditions introduced by the tours allow company to make cross media and social network’s effects more intensive for team leading on particular projects as long for marketing strategy and general promotion about their activity abroad.

Usually such ventures cost approximately 1000 of dollars or something so less than any basic attendance to 3 days exhibition!

Today we have the opportunity to introduce the next business tour which we’re working about and it concerns very crucial field like Healthcare in Japan from 17 to 20 of March 2014

Core benefits you can experience in this tour :

1. A fully organized business tour in Japan for a much lower cost than done individually.
2. Discuss almost 60-to-80 products and possibilities of ‘Private brand’ Japan manufacturing and other forms of partnership with Japanese beauty healthcare product manufacturers.
3. Various forms of products and modern packaging such as : Drinks, Tablets, Gels, Creams, Powder, Granules, jelly sticks etc. available.
4. Sample dozens of products directly and discuss business on site.
5. Have factory managers (around 10 manufacturers), products and decision-makers in one place & time to allow smooth business flow.
6. All discussions in English with qualified interpreters.
7. Expand international networks and business possibilities by interacting with guests from other markets.
8. Enjoy Japanese culture and beautiful KOBE !

• The total tour package is US$1,250 per person  including three nights hotel stay, airport transfers to and from Kansai Osaka Airport, Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Veg and Non-Veg), local transportation, interpreter service, factory visit, product samples, mini-sight-seeing.

 

New record for tourism in Japan – Pursue the common good, waiting for Olimpic Games 2020

Japan shows to the world that beyond troubles and negative perspectives due the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and the tsunami of 2011 is really possible for a nation that invests on Tourism boost the economy as long as they continue to introduce their nation with fascinating promotion and high level’s facilities. A place where culture and well structured services system represent one of  best choices for tourists.

The aim has been announced: improve number of tourists reaching more than 10 millions for the 2013 expecting more than 30 millions until 2020. Purpose that i think  it will be for sure realized ‘cause Japan shows to the international community  they can develop one of most important resources for modern country: cooperation among institutions, people and industry.

I like to define such skill as “practical harmony of japanese society”. I think that sometimes for japanese people could seem really hard to try do focus on personal / individual perspective or interests, cause their education and the way which they get trained about every part of their daily life represent concrete aspects of community’s life.

They well know that each goal is part of common structure and they prefer to follow an invisible hand (reminding Smith’s definition for modern economy) that goes on opposite direction… Pursuing common good you can realize yourself and will be always safe.  This perception even if  it could be something of heavy that make you go slowly in some moments when  indeed you need to be ready for quick decisions for important aspects of your life, it’s  traditional and effective mood wich japanese society prefers to go ahead.

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As european advisor pretty involved for my profession in frequent consulting activities for corporates that operate on japanese market and continuously  busy on high – risk decisions for ventures that must be managed balancing rush and patience between european needs and japanese analysis I suffer the condition of somebody wants to speed up projects and get concrete results quickly but at the same time I know that i’ve to face with system of people that are connected in common vision built in function of mutual respect, mutual effort, mutual involvement and mutual risk.

fSh1y.AuSt.55Now, the success of Tokyo as official city that will host Olimpic Games of 2020 is something that Japan was  really planning from decades… Then everybody there, 2 generations or more were getting ready for such perspection and for the big commitment they’re going to manage and I’m pretty sure that they will be able to show to the whole world that the common good as final goal must be pursued with daily and firm conviction.

That’s why I cannot stop myself from smiling when I ear somebody who put forward the proposal of considering Rome as next nomination for future edition of the Olimpic Games: first of all we need to focus on social needs as firm and concrete priority of our politic system.

We should create new awarness useful to build up network of players that can represent a new way of managing trasures of our country.. and we need for sure to start “thinking global” if we wanna to create a solid base for boost interests.

Japan keeps conservative and traditional vision for the values of their social system but they show continuously curiosity and great dynamism toward diversity and external incentives. I think that such perception could be the perfect way to educate generations on waiting for new opportunities for our country.

On business side the news of Tokyo as capital of Olimpic Games for 2020 has immediately shocked in positive way the international community of investors and companies that never stopped on buliding concrete relations on this market are now preparing new business plan that will be reinforced for sure from japanese counterpart. That’s why I’m already planning some business missions on key sectors which we’re going to introduce companies from Europe to important players in Japan – B2b negotiations should start 4 / 5 years before cause everybody works on japanese market well knows that usually from first meeting till conclusion of the deal we needs something like 3 years of intensive communications and planning activities..

So we’re already busy on improving details in behalf of business projects that concern:

– Tourism  (we’ve japanese tour operators branches in Europe and in Italy which we’re already working with)

– International communication and Marketing (worldwide event needs operators highly specialized on boosting sponsors activity)

– Urban facilities and transports (JR and private railways companies are supplied for equipments and high technology solutions by europea companies)

– Food  (as italian professional I well know as we’ve done for Beijing Olimpic Games, how much food and design and in general made n italy could be developed in occasion of such events not only about restaurants and entertainment but also for new distributions and as new occasion to introduce innovative products that thanking of such opportunity will become well known products for daily consumption after the event)

– Design & Luxury (Hotels and facilities will invest a lot on this aspects)

– IDE and new investment’s opportunities for re-establishment of businesses in Japan

As Italian based in Milan with my studio I’m proud of EXPO for sure… but recently I’m feeling more confortable on follow concrete and safe roads for my business and investments that will find the real successfull conclusion for well planned businesses… and with this awarness I warmly reccomend to start thinking of opportunities that we can already analyze in behalf of japanese olimpic games!

For further inquiries please contact me

Shanghai nomination approved: soon new free trade zone – building up new china

I think that is part of modern chinese DNA  to get everyday more addicted to new 改革 (gaige means reform). That’s because is important to show to chinese population and to investors from all the world that China can always go ahead into something of new without changing that we could define as social harmony (one of most important fundamentals of confucianism as for communism party and keeping business environment as one of most interesting to develop new ventures.

And in particular each gaige could be more interesting if driven with the same perspective that was used by Deng Xiao Ping in ’78 when he started the glorious 改革开放 – So the news about Shanghai City’s will to introduce Free Trade Zone in  municipal area completely match with chinese ambition to drive new area where chinese system can realize his awarness of being real business model and place of opportunities for trading and investments  of the same importance like New York or Hong Kong –

Yes, because HK even if is part of Chinese Nation still today represents concretely the perspective of “1 country 2 systems” that has been considered as fundamental to manage the re-entry of HK under chinese political asset and it still maintains one of most profitable condition of Free Trade Environment for goods and direct investments.

China MarketsFrom 2008 when Beijing has been protagonist of Olimpic Games, Shanghai has been indicated as new center of the world for economic attraction in particular when SH was choosen as host – city for one of most important EXPO’s editions in the history in 2010. I well remember the perception about being the top of the world when i was working in SH in 2006 – 2007 and then in 2009 – It was like the beginning of new era. But at the same time i remember that even if companies were investing in SH registering their representative office first (then officially with new wofes in particular from 2010 when regulamentation changed in behalf of wofes) HK represented always the best place to invest capital gains and where drive good IDEs and high profit’s financial ventures. Why? Chinese money are chinese.. investors said.. money in HK are our money. They probably were refering about easy access to investiments using fully convertible RMB…

Well according with recent news Shanghai’s request about start of procedure to become FTZ for investments and goods has been approved by State of Council (in particular the issue has been boosted after visit of premier Li Keqiang in the previous days at Pudong district) and it’ll represent an hypothetic step of testing how other municipal zones could in the future get the same condition boosting their operative assets of investment also in behalf. of businesses built in other regions in mainland. SH will start to compete with HK on this issue and the big internal market and the well framed facilities system already improved for Expo will make for sure the difference and it’ll be really important comparing with HK. We should also to remind that SH got more productive and industrial zones (Ningbo area and others) comparing with Hong Kong but for sure the general tax conditions in HK still represent a very good appeal for investors.

I’m sure that this condition will start new era for chinese investments environment and again it’ll show to the “old continent” how we have to work hard on promote good network and common system also for attraction of IDE in particular towards that fields that we would be proud of holding primacy.

You have smart ideas for business? Make them reality! The opportunity comes from Hong Kong

I’m not a dreamer you know. As business developer the first thing I’m used to take care is the feasibility of our entrepreneurship.  Sometimes I have to face with great concepts that cannot reach expected results as fixed on business plan, cause they’re lacking of co-investiments or connections to improve business appeal of the project.

It’s not just a problem with marketing strategy or general management (of course they must run well from the beginning of the venture), sometimes it’s because it’s not easy to approach the right network of experts, of operators and right developers that could play the difference for us.

For young people one of most difficult step is represented by introduction of own business – idea among personalities  who count for the field we’re going to invest.

Institutions seem also pretty far away than being present on supporting step by step our investiment (little or big whatever it’s gonna be) and usually we’ll finish to consider our “smart idea” like an illusion, and at the same time “doing business” will appear  really inconsistent or unreachable by common people.

So, that’s why i consider the project called “Start Me Up” introduced recently by Invest in Hong Kong as real opportunity for whom want to present smart projects still never actualized and get them on good selection (sometimes professional suggestions can help us on understanding the right way to direct our energies before being mistaken)

The proposal promoted by specialized office for foreign investments of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region consist of selection of 12 projects concerning innovative business solutions applied in HK or in other countries as introductory step of business (so they will also accept candidates with some ventures already ongoing but it’s important being at initial steps and not into high profits already).

The programme will check the details of each project considering the concept, the prototype (if necessary), then the early revenue and the breakeven and profit phases. It’s interesting cause the commission will not judge following common business criteria according with usual well detailed business plan, but they will also consider other important elements as basic fundamentals of planning a good venture as follows

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Finalists that are not based in Hong Kong will be provided with economy class travel (direct return flights to Hong Kong) and five nights’ accommodation. The also will pitch to potential business partners and investors in Hong Kong at the StartmeupHK Venture Forum on 5 December and a series of partnership matching sessions.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council will provide a business matching service to Finalists who are looking for business partners e.g. product/service suppliers, manufacturers, agents/distributors, buyers, licensees/franchisees. For finalists in the ICT sector, Cyberport will provide a one-year basic service subscription to the Cyberport Collaboration Centre, which provides business support and facilitates partnerships and technology and talent transfer. The Hong Kong Productivity Council will offer technical consultancy advice.

Our Chamber of Commerce in Italy, following dispositions issude by regional institutions, often provide some funds or opportunity to oin some development’s programmes (even if usually we face only with vouchers for reimbursement for international exhibition), but as I’ve already said lot of times, i think that Ideas and Energies need specific knowledges to grow up on the right way and these contents and concrete orientation must be offered into projects that can place side by side experts and supporting staff with entrepreneurs and investors.

Start Me Up HK well represents congruent exemple of professional support for doing business and it reminds perfectly that who invest (time, money, dreams and energies) is precious resource for community…

So let’s stop thinking that being internationals means only to join to international exhibitions… such mentality will not guide into concrete environment that will be useful to make our ideas real business (really connected with professional network that counts)

For details please check the official link as follows

http://www.startmeup.hk/

Shanghai Jiaotong University was looking for new partners… Found good one in Australia! Milan Expo 2015 needs to boost relations on global frameworks

Jiaotong Daxue is pretty famous in China among professionals working on education fields as for those are into business community in China.  A lot of white collars working for big companies in Shanghai got bachelor or master degree at Jiaotong Univ (university for technologies and communication studies)

I’ve been pretty sure that SJTU was looking for high level’s partners ‘cause universities in China (and also in most of eastern asia countries) are always really interested to strengthen own notoriety with agreements signed with foreign universities; the best for chinese university is represented by offering to their students opportuities of international exchanges, internship programmes and research activity boosted into specific twinning sessions with other centres or  countries.

The recent news talk about important agreement between Shanghai & Sydney for the joint programme that introduce technical partnership of SJTU and University of New South Wales. According with speakers in representation of the two universities, this partnership represents a real connection for the realization of that we could consider as Asian Century!

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That’s how Australia seems feeling like more asian country recently… in occasion of development of that they have definied “Asian Century”.  (sure the history of immigration in Australia well identify the presence of chinese in the history of population boom of the country)

The partnership will include research and development’s activities for the implementation of adoption  of Easy Access IP,   that represents an innovative alternative adopted by UNSW comparing with usual US-centric model of patenting and research commercialisation. The twinning programme represented also the righ oportunity to create common fund to invest mutually in  materials engineering, computer science and biotechnology.

Now, I think that our academies in Italy have already a lot to share concerning technology transfers, researches and IT tools and in the last decades we reached lot of improvement on this field (in particular biotechnology also and material egineering), but as we ‘re getting great results, at the same time we’re keeping high skepticism about chinese conduct on respecting our “discoveries”.

I think that everybody is working with chinese well knows that if you leave your counterpart free to get preminence ‘cause you don’t show any interest on cultivating the relation (in particular taking on it with formal and institutional approach) probably you’ll lose not only your face and credibility but also you’ll allow them to manage situations and contents on autocratic way.

Now, Milan Expo 2015 represents the prosecution of Shanghai Expo 2010..  so I don’t feel really comfortable with reading several news about joint – programmes (not only about academies but also for that concerns industries, funds, banking etc) signed between Shanghai and some new entries in the “chinese network” when we can assume something like a reasonable priority to show our potentiality and appeal in such issues.  Sure it’s not a problem of City of Milan, but political systems and whole institutions should consider that their presence in direct confrontation with chinese partners is fundamental to get accepted according with well known rules of doing business in China…

Please I don’t want to introduce “guanxi” ‘s meanings anymore… right? I think that business relations between China and Italy are well structured and chinese community in our country is investing a lot also attending to our universities before going back to motherland and introduce such expertins on chinese market as well.. We should follow the australian way probably, where China is the biggest two-way trading partner due to its proximity as migrants from China jumped a fifth to nearly 30,000 out of Australia’s total annual intake of 168,685. They are skilled immigrants whom can deliver significant benefits as the Chinese immigrants contribute to economic growth and their relative youth offsets some of the impacts of an ageing labour force in Australia

Well done Sydney! We should imitate your vigorous approach on taking care such dynamics.

So.. Let’s start thinking widely and globally… or EXPO probably will lose the real function to aggregate skills and opportunities on making these skills concrete start for international relations

Biz Bushido – Business Japanese, training for start working in japanese companies

biz nihongoAs consultant specialized on oriental languages and cross cultural communication I well know how it’s important for professionals to manage good level about foreign language, in particular when it allows us get beyond common contents showing personal ability on handling specific argumentations whenever we need.

But I’m also aware that common studies and courses, even if you’ve attended good universities or well known specilized centres for language studies, sometimes could’t make you well trained on advanced steps, in particular for business matters, and that’s more true if we’re considering a such complicate language like japanese.

It’s not just a problem of being familiar with specific words that must be used according with professional fields (that’s for sure important for anybody wants to get specific expertise) but that’s really hard part that involves practice and natural perception about keeping the right “harmony” towards speakers (whom you will have for sure to negotiate or propose something..), how to show respect  ( in japan business must follow always specific known background of symbols and situations and it’s important to respect mutual positions in this game) and in particular awareness about own role inside the dialogue / relation  (according with confucian wave in Asia, then through more concrete “bushi – education” that influenced  japanese business world, everybody got specific role in the world, being humble and aware about own position can help to introduce with communication needs and get benefits from interlocutors).

Now can you imagine how it’ll be difficult reach so deep / particular skills during regular academic course? in my case i’ve studied japanese at university for 5 years – passed always exams with best marks or pretty high scores and i’ve been in Japan with scholarships first and  joining intensive improvement courses around 3 times during my university preparation (in Japan also)  and i’ve never faced up with such contents that now I well recognize as fundamentals to get  successful access to business community in Japan. Sure I learned  in the past some key -words in keigo (or sonkeigo and kenjogo) that any student must manage during university training (お疲れ様です、畏まりました、致します、イタリアから参ります、お願い致します、待たせて下さいませんでしょうか etc) but it wasn’t really clear how it would go beyond mnemonic usage.

The opportunity to understand more about this matter, came around 6 years ago, during my first working experience in Tokyo in behalf of big multinational company that was doing research and recruiting on japanese market in occasion of the estabilishment of its japanese branch. I was chief manager for this project and I was really proud to work for some months in JETRO Tokyo for this company.

My japanese colleagues and staff from Japan External Trade Org after few weeks of reports and emails thought finally to win japanese embarassment suggesting me to that way to communicate on business matters (they said.. your japanese is totally correct.. and you don’t have any trouble about grammar but.. these reports and emails. are 作文 that means “compositions” and not business documents..) – That was the real  rebirth for my skills and for my career… I got quick intensive and good training as japanese people are also used to get after university when they got employed in  a common japanese company..

Business4.32495947_stdWell, when I founded Asian Studies Group I really wanted to do something of different about didactic services.. a group  first of all must be an opportunity of meeting to learn something of useful and concrete sharing skills (experience should be teaching for others… following the manner of good sensei) … so I tought why don’t get benefit for all our students through personal working experience got in the past? and That born our programme focused on concrete contents about Business Japanese –  it’s not only about what do you have to study but in particular how to apply it and  how to become independent on recognize / reply  in different business situations, managing the contents as survival’s key – features that will be part of your professional tools for real.

‘Cause learning these tips will have not any importance without trying to make them concrete, we include in our programmes also 6 weeks of internships in Japan, (free accomodation offered by our centre and japanese partners) and we’ll make you as our executive assistant for projects that partnered companies are managing in Japan with us.

i manage with my japanese colleague teacher 1 month of intensive classes in Milan (and soon in Rome) – everyday you’ll have lessons and we’ll discuss (in japanese) also not only about business compositions (依頼状 詫び状 見積書 稟議書etc) but we’ll analyze also specific situations that maybe you’ll have to manage directly as professional involved on marketing / commercial issues with japanese partners or clients in japan (corporate systems in jp, contractual matters, types of contracts etc)

Interested in such programme?  I hope to See you at level check days and remember that we’ll provide three sessions yearly (sept + october / jan + feb / may + june) – internship start around 3 weeks later the end of the programme in Italy

SAVE THE DATE for Next Session –  Level check on 26 / 27 of September –

Location: Asian Studies Group – Milan

Classes will start on 2 october and final test will be on 30 october 2013 (daily classes 36 hours)

For inquiries contact also info@asianstudiesgroup.net

and check link as follows

http://www.asianstudiesgroup.net/it/italiano/corso-di-specializzazione-business-japanese-e-stage

positions available also for foreign students from Eurozone with certified skills in japanese language (send cv before reserve you attndance for level check day)