Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


ICC Online Talk Session: Working in a Different Culture – Learn about cross-cultural understanding from a Japanese consultant who started a business in Singapore (Dec. 8th) Guest: Ms. Chiaki Kawamura, Prime Business Consultancy (Singapore) Pte Ltd.


In a business setting where people from various backgrounds mix together, understanding your potential partner or client’s native culture and values is indispensable. For example; your partner may be very upset if you are even only 1 minute late to a meeting, or they may think that it is natural to arrive 30 minutes late, depending on a person’s culture their feelings around time can be incredibly different.

For this ICC talk session, we have invited Ms. Chiaki Kawamura from Singapore Prime Business Consultancy Pte Ltd. a consulting company that assists Japanese businesses seeking to expand to Singapore, to give an online talk session. A country of great diversity, Ms. Kawamura has been living and doing business in Singapore for many years and will speak about her real experiences of multiculturalism and the intercultural understanding necessary for doing business there.

With the acceleration of globalism, intercultural understanding is becoming ever more important in the business world.

For students and even those who have never been abroad, in the current environment the chances of you needing to work with people of various backgrounds from all over the world are only going to increase from here onward.

For those interested in working abroad, as well as those interested in learning about intercultural management and leadership skills needed within companies, this is a chance you cannot miss.

As the event is being held online, we will set aside time for you to ask the guest speaker questions directly.

So don’t miss out! Register now and join us for a fascinating talk!

Date & Time

Dec. 8th 2020 (Tue.), 6:15pm – 7:45pm
*You can enter the Zoom meeting room from 6:00pm.  If you try to enter earlier than this time you will be directed to the “waiting room”, in that case please wait patiently for the event to start.


Held online on Zoom. (Zoom URL will be sent to participants by email the day before the event.)


Waseda Students, Faculty and Staff


Japanese (Q&A in Japanese and English)




Required. Please register through MyWaseda.


80 people. (In the case of a large number of applications a lottery will be held to decide participants. Results will be announced on the deadline day.)

Application Deadline

Dec. 2nd 2020 (Wed.), 9:00am

Guest Profile: Ms. Chiaki Kawamura

Managing Director of Prime Business Consultancy Pte Ltd. Graduated Bachelor of Economics from Meiji University. Joined a foreign investment bank in Tokyo and worked there for 10 years. Moved to Singapore in 1996, joined an emergency medical service company headquarters in Singapore and did marketing for them in the Asia-Pacific region. Afterwards, joined one of the largest head-hunting companies in Asia; HRnet One Pte Ltd. and worked in the Singapore head office as Regional Director for 3 and half years, then in the Tokyo head office for 3 years after that. Worked as a specialist in recruiting for managerial positions in Japanese and Western companies. Returned to Singapore in November 2006 and founded Prime Search International. Founded Prime Business Consultancy Pte Ltd. in 2009.


Prime Business Consultancy Pte Ltd.


TEL: 03-5286-3990
E-mail:[email protected]

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