Practical Advice & Strategy to set you ready for your business trip to Japan by Azumi Uchitani, one of the leading intercultural business consultant with more than 20 years of experience.

Azumi Uchitani explores Tangible and Intangible aspects of culture, Unspoken rules and Core value. What is the core value of Japan?

DARUMA - The power of Japanese manifestation ritual. Find out what it is, how it works, why it works!

Japanese KINTSUGI is not only just mending your broken objects with gold, but it has more profound meaning and teaching to our attitude towards life.

One of my favourite Japanese traditional festival and ancient rituals since I was a child. Tanabata festival on the 7th July. Let your wishes seen by the shining stats in the fresh summer sky,

Creating HAIKU poems is simply to be in the now, connect with our inner and outer world and express what we see, how we feel.

KIKUBARI is the Japanese word for the art of attention. Azumi explains what is the beauty of this word and act, which is distributed worldwide through Rituals magazines at their stores.

Risk-averse, hierarchy, apply-rules, indirect, attention to the details, conflict avoidance…. These are the general Japanese characteristics.... Here, I share "4 Japanese Business Rituals" and tips to make a smooth start.

haiku & art of the month - May

"Japanese art" - I guess the first thing comes to your mind would be the famous woodblock prints of "Ukiyoe" "Painting of Floating World" of Hokusai or Hiroshige. Van Gogh and Monet were those who were mesmerised by the woodblock prints. There are incredible collectors and researchers in Europe. On the other hands, more traditional form, Byobu - Japanese Screens are less widely known but these are the art where the Japanese love affair with the nature can be seen and felt....

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