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TRIAL CLASS: Coto Business Communications School

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What’s CBCS?

Coto Business Communications School is Coto Academy’s new venture that is purely dedicated to professionals who aim to improve their communication skills in Business Japanese.

Foreign professionals who can work with Japanese colleagues, superiors, and customers are not just people who can speak Japanese but are people who can gain the trust of others, involve others, and communicate in a way that moves and motivates others.

In order for foreign professionals to achieve this, awareness of the Japanese culture, having a mindset in business situations similar to the Japanese, and having communication skills for meetings, negotiations, and other situations are vital.

This is where CBCS comes in – to give you the support you need in order to excel in your career in Japan.

Class Content: Working in Japan – 1

In this module, we will discuss the characteristics of the Japanese people in order to have a better understanding of what kind of communication will be the most effective.

What is behind the culture of avoiding conflict? Why are words of apology often used? What is the virtue of humility in Japanese culture? These are things that are not taught in normal Japanese classes.

Guest Speakers

Makiko Kidokoro
After graduating from Waseda University, Makiko worked as a project manager and a general director at an auditing consulting firm in Tokyo. Since 2016, she has been teaching Japanese in the U.S. and working as a Montessori school instructor.

Ryan Bodine
While working as a full-time employee at Montana State University in the U.S., he also worked as a corporate trainer and planned business skills training programs for Japan-based multinational companies.

Class Information

Date and time: 14th of April, Friday / 17:30~19:00
Venue: CIC Tokyo in Toranomon Hills Business Tower (in-person participation only)
Number of participants: 20 maximum
Fee: 10,000 yen (a 5,000 yen off coupon code is available for Coto students and will be shared with you through our weekly newsletter!)
Language: English


Deadline for applications: 4th of April

Reserve your spot by clicking here.

Questions are certainly welcome. Please contact us at [email protected] and our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


April 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Coto Academy