THEY improv now operates throughout the islands of Japan to provide team building on behalf of our clients. With a variety of American-styled corporate events and training programs, we can help bridge the cultural divides, as well as bring a little bit of home to employees working abroad in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka or wherever else they might be operating.
WE HELP BRIDGE THE CULTURAL GAP While the people of the United States and Japan may grow up in vastly different circumstances, the reality is that the things we have in common far outnumber the things that keep us apart. We help to see the best in one another. Regognizing ourselves in those we work with, we bridge the cultural divide and create a safe and friendly work environment.
We help your teams remove the borders that separate them from one another. We help them bridge the cultural divides and work together toward common goals.
We can entertain your celebratory getaways to exotic destinations throughout the Land of the Rising Sun. There are rewards for achieving goals that are quite worthwhile!
We provide a variety of business consulting services to better identify the causes of problems to root out the difficulties and come up with innovative ways to enhance the culture and processes that will enable your company to become stronger.
We can provide improv comedy, game shows, magic shows, and murder mystery dinners to entertain your company party for milestone events that will help your employees bond and feel appreciated.
For families and friends getting together, we have private party entertainment that can help make your special occasions even more special. We consult with you to come up with the best options for your group.
We can bring a wide range of keynote speakers to liven up your events and to help bring to light subjects that you would like to address. These can be experts, people who have experienced amazing adventures, authors, or comedic characters.
WE COME TO YOU!
We do not have our own venues. We come to any restaurant, hotel, resort, cruise ship, club, or home. We can work with groups of any size in whatever location you want. The specific location may impact the cost and we will discuss this with you.
Seniority and age are important. Don't introduce yourself. Someone will likly introduce you to the person most senior. There is usually a lack of shaking hands. Instead, usually there is a bowing. The depth of the bow depends on the difference in status between the people. The deeper the bow, the more respect is shown. There is a degree of acceptance for rude Americans and our lack of bowing. This means that we can bow less, but should still show appreciation for position and culture. This includes showing proper respect in all ways, such as handing business cards or other items with both hands.
Your sense of personal space and what may be private is probably far different than that of your host nation. Certain questions may seem quite funny to you but may be quite normal to them. You are the guest. You are the foreigner with the funny ideals. Likewise, there is generally less eye contact. It is a sort of sense of privacy when even in a crowd. Allow them their cultural differences.
Punctuality is important and considered a virtue. Calling for a meeting long in advance is a good idea. The phone call is still considered more respectful in this regard. A letter, email, or fax won't suffice. Initial meetings may be slow-paced. They are trying to determine your reliability. Relationships are long-term with the Japanese. Always show your ability to follow-through with any promises you make and be prepared to renegotiate contracts as your relationship continues.
Touching and public displays of affection are generally not a thing. That is reserved for being in private. So, throwing someone you just met a big hug is a no-no. Bowing, by the way, is quite acceptable and more normal. Take your cues from others and show proper respect, and any shortcomings for being an American can be forgiven. Repeated shortcomings and signs of disrespect are thought of harshly.
WE CARE FOR YOU! We care for you and your guests. We will discuss your desires for safety measures regarding Covid-19 and want you to feel secure in the knowledge that we are looking out for you, our client.
Most of THEY improv events are conducted in English. English tends to be the shared common language of our clients, though we may need to make some adjustments for varying cultures and backgrounds. Pop culture, for instance, might not be as shared. We will be happy to discuss your needs and adjust.
We can operate corporate events in a bilingual environment. Let us know your concerns and we will adapt our approach to address your needs in our program. This will likely be Japanese. We will go over rates and fees and determine the best approach.
We do have facilitators from all over the world who can operate for your group remotely or in-person in a variety of languages. Simply reach out and ask and we can work on developing options for your needs.
Tokyo is the capital of the country and is both the political and economic cetner. It is where people most often come to do business from around the world.
The City of 10,000 Shrines is the cultural center of the country. Having events here is a great way to show respect for Japanese culture and to instill that respect in those visiting to work.
Osaka is a major financial hub for the country and often serves as a backdrop for the financing behind major business decisions that are made.
Japan's Port City is the second most populous in the country. With the shipping industry, the focus is on international comerce and its impact locally.
The city is a major port and has over 100 international corporations with regional headquarters located here. There are many facilities for holding events, including in Arima Onsen for their Hot Springs.
A major hub for the automobile and aeronatics industries, the city has become known as a center for meetings & incentives events, conferences and exhibitions.
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