Japanese Business Etiquette

February 13, 2023
Japanese Business Etiquette

Monday, February 13, 6:30 -8:30 pm ET | Calculate your local time

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. To participate fully, you will need access to a device with internet, microphone, and camera (such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet). Please note that all times listed are New York time (ET).

This business etiquette workshop is designed to teach basic Japanese phrases and behavioral skills needed in Japanese corporate environments. Participants will learn practical expressions and manners used in various business contexts, such as formal greeting, business card exchange, seating order (Kamiza and Shimoza), proper bowing, unique hand gestures and table manners. The workshop will be conducted in English and is suitable for persons at any level of Japanese language experience, including those who have little or no previous background in Japanese.

For a printer friendly version, please click here: Workshop Information (PDF).

Although it is not required to show your face or video online, we highly recommend having your video on if possible. Seeing each other’s facial expressions is a part of interactive learning. We also ask that every participant be able to participate via their microphone. If you do not have one of these capabilities or would like to discuss accommodations, please contact us at [email protected].

Instructor:

Ms. Atsuko Shio has a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Hoshi University in Tokyo. She has over 12 years of experience working in Product Management and in Sales at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. She is a graduate of Japan Society’s Teacher Training Program and has been teaching at the Language Center since September 2016.

How To Register

Workshop capacity is limited! To guarantee a seat, please register as soon as possible. If the workshop reaches full capacity, a waitlist may be available. Please email [email protected].

Tuition: $40 nonmembers /$35 Japan Society Individual and Corporate members

Registration may be completed online (preferred) or by phone at (212) 715-1269 or (212) 715-1293. 

Registrants will receive a Welcome Email and the Zoom link from [email protected] in the afternoon of the business day before each workshop.

Please Note

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are accepted until 12 pm ET, the business day before a workshop begins. With a cancellation, a refund of tuition minus a service charge ($20 for courses, $5 for workshops) will be provided. After this deadline, cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellations are accepted by phone only. We do not accept email cancellations.

Japan Society also reserves the right to cancel any workshop if sufficient enrollment is not obtained. In such cases, students already enrolled will receive full refunds (no service charge).

By registering for a workshop, you accept and agree to the above terms of the cancellation policy.

Students must be age 16 or older.

We do not record our workshops, and recording of this workshop is prohibited.



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  • February 13, 2023
  • 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Timed Tickets
  • $40 Nonmembers
  • $35 Members