If Milano EXPO 2015 means improvement of standards for tourism operators let’s provide high qualified trainings to support development of corporate services

Probably, as common perception,  the range of international participation to next Milano EXPO 2015  is still lower estimated in terms of affluence and business appeal by investors and international operators. For sure I think we need to improve some structural elements in the event’s management and co-related services, in particular for that regards Milan City’s transportation system and facilities for participants (over 20.000.000 joiners expected in approximately 6 months).

But I well know how from some countries, in particular the “chinese side”, they are looking to participate to this event like natural prosecution of Shanghai EXPO 2010 that was successful to inaugurate the role of chinese market on international scenario also as new destination’s market (for investments, retail, trends, business model and business dynamics in general)

We remember also the big investment issued by Vanke LTD, giant of real estate from China for the development of chinese pavilion in Milan EXPO’s area. For most of people not familiar with chinese perception about this event it was like an unexpected news but the country that hosted previous edition of EXPO cannot “lose its prestigious face” in front of new opportunity to show to the whole world the concrete attitude and powerful approach to western markets reached by China

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This ferment is well expressed by number of tickets already sold by official agents and network that cooperate with Milano EXPO 2015, as reported officially for something like 900.000 tickets sold in China. In such scenario I firmly think that companies operating on tourism and hospitality as well as service providers for business development, private TicketExpoequity and international business ventures that are already planning to develop some aspects in their corporate management to facilitate commercial matching with chinese counterpart should invest on time in specific tools to improve their standards.

For example, it’s already well known as the italian private railways company NTV received recently the “Welcome Chinese Certification” official attestate of guarantee about the quality and number of services that the company can offer in Italy to Chinese guests.

Viceversa the Chinese Tourism Academy, partnered institution and specialized institute under control of Party Committee of China National Tourism Administration(CNTA), in joint with Welcome Chinese Certification Association and key operators in the tourism field, is going to promote officially on chinese chain the sales of services and cooperation’s activities with those operators.

As Studies Centre for oriental studies, our Asian Studies Group started two years ago trough our branches in main cities in Italy, on providing new courses in behalf of tourism operators (hotels, tour operators, recognized guides, transportation’s companies, agents involved in hospitality field etc).

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Recently we have introduced new specific module of Mandarin classes focused on speaking skills and intensive training about chinese characters pointed towards specific operators like tour guides. The program consist of 4 or 6 months of training (4 or 6 hours x week) and it aims to train attendants to pass HSK exam (levels 1-2-3) in very short period.

Separately the centre offers some short courses about business culture and cross cultural communication for commercial operators or for those services companies are looking to Milano EXPO 2015 as  new frame to boost B2b opportunities.

As part of the same program we provide 1 or 2 days seminars to train hotels and restaurants about hospitality’s features, lifestyle’s elements, and specific characteristics of chinese guests according with regional differences of origin.

Consider as follows some scheduled training programs for our quarters of Milan – Lodi – Turin – Rome

Intensive Mandarin Course for tour guides : read and speak (it includes simulation and preparation HSK 1-2-3 levels)

– September Registrations and level check

– 1st part: October from 6th official start till 19 of december (preliminary test module 1-2)

– 2nd part: from 12 of January till 27 of March (final test module 3 -4)

– April: simulation of HSK exam and preparation for oral interview with chinese external teachers.

– May: HSK exam / get ready for Milan EXPO 2015 official opening

In the same period our organization will introduce the institutions or corporates that joined our linguistic programs to Welcome Chinese Certification’s representatives.

It’s also available Iper Intensive program that takes 4 months of classes and it aims to complete preparation around 6 week before the official start of Milano EXPO 2015.

For more info about mandarin course for specific operators or for other programs like business culture and cross cultural communications please contact our general secretary at info@asianstudiesgroup.net 

The dynamism about a new and more “towards Asia oriented”  profile for corporate’s management in Italy drived by Milan EXPO 2015 could represent a new “era” not only for improvement of language skills achieved by specific operators but also for building of cross cultural  scenario into social environment that for sure will have a part in the completion of business joint projects between Italy and China. Maybe the baton from Shanghai 2010 and Milano 2015 would be well represented by such goal.

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Internships and training for specialization’s programs in Korea

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Finally we are able to announce the first edition of 3 day course in Rome for young professionals whom are going to get involved in internship programs towards Korea.

In cooperation with Asian Studies Group that is providing first ever in Italy well framed exchange and internship’s opportunity about Korea, we are introducing 20 hours intensive course that consists of four micro sections that we consider as fundamental part of regular course that make on focus language skills and communication using korean language.

Totally the specialization’s training is structured with  50 hours of class in Italy (language + business culture and business development’s perspectives in contemporary Korea + macro economy and economy’s structure) after such preparation our candidate is able to join 2 or 3 months internship’s program in Seoul or  in other main cities in Korea.

Usually Asian Studies Group in cooperation with consulting firms focused on internationalization’s projects on eastern asia (ADM – Ea Consulting in Milan) can support candidates on finding interesting internship-opportunities in China Japan Korea and recently introduced well framed programs in Seoul based on language course for international certification TOPIK and cross cultural experiences at international organizations, korean association and companies involved on working projects with Europe.

As follows some topics of the course managed in Italy by Asian Studies Group that offers material in e-book format and ipad digital version in class, with double sections in Milan and Rome every year available before the departure of our candidates for Korea.

Analysis of historical and philosophical background as crucial factors for contemporary social – dynamics

Economic Structure of korean system, paying attention on recent growth’s phenomenon, focus on conglomerates system 

Elements of business culture ed etiquette –  for problem solving’s approach on negotiation and communication with korean counterparts 

 

 

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During internship our candidate will manage personally specific project-works and results of such analysis will be introduced to official commission with participation of asian and european observers among personalities of institutions, academic faculties and professionals that will judge the contents and skills. This phase represents concrete core of the project and it’s useful to support our candidates for their join to  ASG Alumni Association & Professional Networking Album that is reference of our candidates among companies and organizations working on eastern asia markets.

For further info about Specialization’s trainings and internships you can contact me or directly our Organization sending email to info@asianstudiesgroup.net

When Asia runs we must follow it… Launching ASG Torino new project in Piemonte

I’m really happy to start new year introducing something of very important for professional and personal commitment in Italy on cultures and languages from East Asia: after 1 year we’re really proud to announce the official calendar of introductory classes for chinese, japanese and korean languages in Turin.

In tight cooperation with Yoshin Ryu, our main partner for cultural and scientific activities in Piemonte Region, we’re going to offer to the territory  high quality’s services about trainings, studies exchanges, internship opportunities and consulting for international cooperation between Europe,  in particular Italy, and East Asia (Japan, China and Korea first of all).

Strategically the partnership in Turin between Asian Studies Group and Yoshin Ryu means to create common environment to boost mutual activities connecting two important poles for our centre (Milan and Turin) for that concerns projects about EXPO 2015 which we’re already hard working about.

We would really to intensify opportunities for a well structured platform that, from Turin and Milan, will involve  professionals, university students, institutions and foundations to cooperate on international projects that could start to be concrete dimension for mutual co-working ventures.

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EXPO 2015 will be for sure a incredible occasion to facilitate international dialogue’s opportunities and our mission will consist on reinforce cultural and social perception about the meaning of such dialogue and what kind of professional involvement it could bring for future generations.

On doing that we’re going to involve C.U.P.I. the Centre for Union of International Perspectives that is going to manage and focus with high attention on social / cultural / business involvement about international opportunities for development’s opportunities on the international scene. CUPI starts from Lombardia Region due its direct involvement in some territorial projects connected to EXPO that will take place on 2015 in Milan but represents already a concrete incitement for networking’s promotion and cross-level’s cooperation among commercial players, institutions and key operators.

When we talk about networking’s opportunities we always involve our partners from Asia and in particular that is real good way to boost also the activity of EU Networking Centre in Kobe, representative office of Asian Studies Group Italia that offers parallel solutions to university students, professionals and organizations in Japan to create

As Studies Centre, first of all we want to be sustainable! that’s why we’re going to start with free of charge introductory classes for japanese, chinese and languages.

Regular courses will start until the end of january and will continue for 2 quarterly sessions till summer when as usual we’ll introduce summer intensive classes and summer study travels in Japan China and Korea.

As Asian Studies Group is doing from 2006 in other branches (like Milan, Rome, Padova) our courses in Turin will train students to pass international proficiency’s tests about japanese, chinese and korean languages (JLPT – HSK – TOPIK) exactly as universities and academic courses are used to do.

We want to offer  concrete tools following sustainable prices with well trained mother tongue staff and programs arranged with exclusive contents and materials by our Centre.  For korean language for example, ASG started to edit one year ago special edition of textbook in italian language with grammar section and exercises and at the moment we’re first centre in Italy specialized on management of structured didactic levels for korean languages according with specific contents edited by internal scientific group.

We are ready for this new and important venture in Turin – For further info asgtorino@asianstudiesgroup.net

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Sono davvero felice di iniziare l’anno introducendo qualcosa di davvero importante per me che opero con dedizione personale e quotidiana nella promozione delle lingue e delle attività interculturali a tema Asia orientale sul territorio italiano: l’inaugurazione di corsi introduttivi di lingue orientali nella città di Torino.

In stretta collaborazione con l’Associazione Yoshin Ryu, nostro partner principale per quanto concerne attività culturali e di spessore scientifico su tematiche di orientalistica per la Regione Piemonte, andiamo a presentare servizi di alto livello per tutto ciò che concerne formazione linguistica e culturale, opportunità di scambio e di viaggi studio, consulenza per rilocalizzazione professionale fra Europa e in particolari modo Italia e Asia orientale (Cina Giappone e Korea)

Strategicamente la collaborazione fra Yoshin Ryu e la nostra Asian Studies Group mira a creare un hub comune e ben strutturato per progetti che uniscano in ottica EXPO 2015 due poli di principale importanza quali Torino e Milano.

L’obiettivo è davvero di creare una base di collaborazione concreta che miri a coinvolgere studenti, professionisti, istituzioni e organizzazioni su temi di cooperazione internazionale che divengano poi occasioni reali di sviluppo per generazioni future nel dialogo comune che avvicini operatori e mercati. EXPO 2015 rappresenta una frontiera concreta di sviluppo di parametri di confronto e di relazione anche con interlocutori apparentemente e geograficamente distanti, avvicinati nell’occasione dell’esposizione internazionale da una contingenza di ricerca e di condivisione di contenuti.

Nel fare ciò non mancheremo di coinvolgere l’attività del CUPI, il Centro per l’Unione delle Prospettive Internazionali del territorio che ha iniziato di recente a raccogliere proposte di sviluppo e di confronto sul tema EXPO principalmente in Regione Lombardia avvicinando operatori diversificati e valorizzandone apporti eterogenei con finalità di networking e sviluppo relazionale.

Inoltre nell’inaugurare l’attività di ASG Torino, Centro Studi Orientali del Piemonte in collaborazione con Yoshin Ryu non mancheremo di coinvolgere direttamente interlocutori dall’Asia orientale già attivi nella collaborazione con Asian Studies Group Italia, come per il caso dell’EU Networking Centre di Kobe, ufficio di rappresentanza che viceversa dirige prospettive di scambio internazionale, rilocalizzazione professionale, studio e ricerca su Europa nei confronti di utenti giapponesi.

Anche nell’attività di centro studi però vogliamo per prima cosa offrire percorsi di studio che siano sostenibili! Ecco da qui l’avvio di corsi introduttivi gratuiti per la lingua cinese, giapponese e coreana che siano di preludio all’avvio dei due trimestri didattici regolari finalizzati all’acquisizione delle certificazioni internazionali di lingua (JLPT – HSK – TOPIK, obiettivi che Asian Studies Group persegue da anni sulle altre sedi di Milano, Roma e Padova) come già proprio di molteplici corsi universitari.

Offrire strumenti concreti per un apprendimento di alto livello ad un costo sostenibile, ecco la sfida principale del nostro centro che senza minimizzare l’attenzione ai contenuti didattici si interessa di editare direttamente da diversi anni moltissimi dei libri di testo attraverso un comitato scientifico interno. Libri che offrono così testimonianza di un percorso didattico ben strutturato e funzionale a proporre un valore aggiunto e di assistenza continuativa al miglioramento delle capacità linguistiche esercitate. Per la lingua coreana, per esempio, siamo attualmente il primo centro in Italia di profilo extra-accademico ad editare direttamente libri di testo in italiano che prevedano sezioni di grammatica ed esercizi funzionali alla suddivisione in trimestri studio secondo metodo Asian Studies Group.

Siamo ormai davvero pronti per questa importante e nuova avventura a Torino. Per info e iscrizioni asgtorino@asianstudiesgroup.net

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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:

Ritaglio CUPI English

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.

contact C.U.P.I.

for more info about our activity and our group please leave your comment / question at the contact form as follows

Business Culture in China: facing with new business model to approach opportunities with concrete tools

During last training that I managed for companies and managers I put on focus this fundamental: talking about China needs to consider this country as well framed system and well built structure that really can be introduced  as new business model for economic operators.

Recently I got opportunity to introduce macro economic elements, marketing strategy’s fundamentals, and geo-political issues about China during course issued in behalf of “Quadrifor” (special fund centered on didactic programs for managers)  to 11 italian managers involved into diversified business missions on chinese markets; the first consideration that came to light is about the perception which most of companies (not only SME but multinationals as well) are used to have for internationalization of their businesses: re-locating on new market is almost considered doing export. Obviously on this way it’s really difficult to understand why it’s important to recognize into “Chinese System” elements that need holistic vision and deep awareness of its features to get approached correctly.

First of all, also on doing export, we need to consider that nowadays as chinese market we’re talking about several different “chinas”: some areas are getting more familiar with financial sector’s liberalization (Shanghai and Beijing for ex) and others are receiving benefits from “go west” policy facing with sustainment for development of infrastructures and key – sectors (Chongqing). We well know that we cannot also introduce national logistic net of services for our business in China and entry strategy must be fixed with local analysis, social involvement on expenditures that is different according with contingent local situations and sub cultures.

The new middle class as representation of urban revolution just now is going to express specific identity through expenditures and consumptions and some disastrous operations got in the past well clarified how we cannot consider easily urban population like mature middle class about way of approaching towards consumptions and goods.

The VAT pilot reform is direct expression of system that wants to be balanced and boosted by market and dynamics about development of political reforms could be understood more with vision of market’s socialism than communist rhetoric. Also the last third session of plenum of communist party specified how the next step for glorious health of chinese nation will be represented by circular movement towards urban revolution: where Mao started with countryside’s revolution, Xi Jinping will end it  closing the circle with revolution that will involve countryside with urban development. Same class, same perspective, same salary, same conditions of being free with access to expenditures and consumptions. Giving back the land to the party the farmers will receive  reimbursement to allow them to start new life in urban societies (the plenum recognized how it’ll be crucial point to reassure farmers with high amount for the land they will give back to the system) and soon the abrogation of “one child only law” will represent a new beginning with stimulus towards high population’s society with more needs but also with more power and efforts on building up strong system and consumptions.

The education of new generation on respect for tradition, common values, national stability and central power will confirm the prosecution of glorious chinese nation on boosting features that will characterize chinese model as major power nation on international economic scenario.

So, after 16 hours of intensive training about such perspective that is involving quickly chinese system, when I asked to some professionals joined my course, what do they recognize as new perception about China, some of them replied as follows

Marco Migliorini , Marketing Manager: as half italian – swedish I’m really sensitive to cross cultural elements and pretty curious about their influence on business dynamics and negotiation’s steps; that’s why I found this training very useful ‘cause it introduced technical matters and contents using cultural lens to explain features and tricky point of system that beyond business fundamentals consist of people

Marina Masci,  Advisor: I confirmed my attendance to this program ‘cause it’s really important today focusing on concrete tools to understand better one of most important markets for contemporary economy; usually the common opinion look at China with “fear and suspect”, I think that’s usually it’ is cause we don’t have concrete vision to approach their culture and market. I found this opportunity of study and confrontation as useful and well structured and I’m sure now I’ll be able to face with China with better awareness.

Davide V., Export Manager: I’m thinking about professional relocation in China cause my company is dealing with this market and they needs my presence there. I think this course represented a concrete opportunity to understand more about chinese culture and society; in particular I think that we need to consider cross cultural and social aspects as fundamental key factors to approach chinese system on conscious way.

For me it was hard 2 days no stop teaching experience which I knew a lot about professionals who, even if with different projects and in different steps of their internationalization’s perspective, are getting involved with passion, respect and patience into chinese system. i’m pretty sure for them it’s gonna start a very crucial and important step in their professional life.. I wish to everybody all the best and good business in China! see you there!

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Marketing Strategy on east Asia – contents of marketing course for Master in Internationalization of SME – NIBI new institute for international business Milano

It started as professional collaboration 3 years ago and now it’s becoming an interesting opportunity for me to introduce specific contents about doing business in China and Japan, in particular focusing on marketing strategy’s tips for companies according with personal professional experience as advisor for such commercial dynamics.

For the next session that will start soon, I’m going to teach in Milan on 5 of October 2013 and I’ll provide to my students concrete tools to approach chinese market considering elements as follows

– now china represents a real business model that consist of specific and distinctive features (about target, IDE, regulamentations for specific fields, VAT , company lawa etc)  that must be considered on planning strategy (as model it means that way of doing business and promotion need particular attention on specific steps and as part of internationalization’s process)

– target’s control: we’re really sure to know well chinese market? we should remember that when we talk about china we’re approaching an highly framed market and also when we refear to “rich chinese as potential customers” we have to take care about several levels of richness (middle class, upper middle class, rich people etc)

– regional marketing in China needs probably the most demanding attention than any other market, that’s  first of all beacause it’s a very big country, then cause we’re approaching a multi ethnic – country and doing business locally needs local connections and specific awarness about elements that marks operators (suppliers) but also trading companies or final customers.

– during this lesson I’ll also specify some new elements that represent big change for China about e-commerce policies and doing business on the web

– then we’ll focus our attention on some cases and we’ll introduce some basic info about negotiation’s steps.

‘cause I’ve expertise about chinese language I’m used to introduce the above contents using some key-words in chinese and I’ll try to channel attention of students about specific Hanzi that will express the meanings i’m going to focus on –

If you wanna know more about NIBI’s faculty and didactic programmes check the link as follows. I’m proud to remind you that Asian Studies Group, the studies centre which I’ve founded is official partner of the Institute as Consulate of Republic of Korea in Milan and Confucius Institute.

 

 

http://www.nibi-milano.it/Corsi_internazionalizzazione_impresa/Corsi_impresa/Far_East.kl

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)