Kiriko is a senior trainer, coach and moderator of cross-cultural dialogues with over a decade of experience. Being native Japanese, she spent her childhood and adolescence solely in Japan. Wanting to see what’s outside, she moved abroad and studied journalism and sociology at Ithaca College in the USA, earning a BA with honours. She returned to Japan and worked as an English-language reporter for the international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Tokyo. Her fascination for working in the international media industry and communicating what happens in the Japanese society led to the discovery of her passion of working cross-culturally in Europe. Based in Munich, Germany, Kiriko has been entrusted for seven years as an official representative of Shiga Prefecture to forge German Japanese regional partnerships in industry and culture. Certified as a cross-cultural trainer and moderator (DGKIT) and a systemic coach (ISTOB), she serves also as a board member of German Japanese Society in Bavaria (DJG in Bayern e.V.), responsible for launching and moderating cultural events.
Key Training and Consulting Aspects
Management coaching for multicultural projects
Cross-cultural training on Japan
Multilingual workshop moderation
Cross-cultural change management
Cross-cultural preparation for international assignments
Cross-cultural training on Germany for Japanese and international expats