Japan Intercultural Consulting is the leading training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. It was founded in 1994 by Rochelle Kopp and has been active in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region since 2004, providing training and consulting to over 250 companies, including most of the top Japanese companies in Europe.

Our approach is interactive and authentic, rooted in our consultants’ combined decades of experience working in Japanese organisations around the world. 

We help people in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region who have joined Japanese companies, are suppliers and partners to Japanese organisations or whose employer has just been acquired by a Japanese organisation, to understand how to communicate more effectively with Japanese colleagues and customers and how Japanese corporate cultures operate.

We also support Japanese employees at all levels who have been seconded to Europe, Africa or the Middle East to understand the local culture, communicate more effectively and add value during their secondment.

Founded in 1994 in the USA, we have been operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for over twelve years, with locally based consultants able to deliver our materials in a number of European languages and also in Japanese.  Our consultants use a common approach and core materials, adapted to local needs, ensuring that your employees receive a consistent message and share the same understanding, whatever country they are based in.

Chicago (Headquarters) 3023 N. Clark Street #880
Chicago, IL 60657 USA
Japan HQ
Shiodome Shiba Rikyu Bldg. 21F,1-2-3 Kaigan
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022 JAPAN
New York 321 Route 59, #62, Tallman, NY 10992 USA
Europe, Africa & Middle East HQ
St Georges House
26 Princes Street, Norwich, NR3 1AE, UK
Mexico City Mexico City, MEXICO
Silicon Valley 514 Live Oak Lane
Emerald Hills, CA 94062 USA
Chicago (Headquarters) 07/07/1994
New York 06/01/1998
Tokyo 11/01/1999
Europe, Africa & Middle East
Mexico City 04/01/2006
Silicon Valley 07/16/2006
China 01/01/2011
North America 15
Japan 15
Europe, Africa, Middle East
Latin America  7
Asia Pacific

About Our Logo

Our company logo was designed to evoke the image of a Japanese family crest, known as a kamon.

Decorative symbols usually round, square, or lozenge-shaped, kamon were used in the feudal period to identify families, for example appearing on battle flags, and many families still use them to adorn their formal kimono. Their often-abstract style is a good example of Japanese design.

The shapes on the logo are intended to look like chrysanthemum petals. The chrysanthemum is a symbol of Japan, and also is the official city flower of Chicago, our company’s birthplace.

The three portions of the logo symbolize our company’s philosophy of bringing together the best of Japanese culture and the best of other cultures to create a “hybrid” way of doing things that combines the strengths of all.

Areas of business: Cross-cultural training, human resource management consulting, communication skills training, leadership skills training, pre-departure training for expatriates, training for employees involved in international business activities, training for non-Japanese employees, training for skills development, coaching, teambuilding, sexual harassment prevention training.
Mission: Japan Intercultural Consulting is an international training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. We help clients increase profitability and employee engagement through improved communication and working relationships in multicultural environments. By working with us, our clients are better able to achieve their business goals.

Teams Outside of the EU