Japanese Culture – Getting from Konnichi wa to Karaoke

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Webinar


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Are you heading to Japan for the SIETAR Japan World Conference this August or have an interest in Japanese culture? If so, you won’t want to miss this exciting webinar from intercultural experts in Japanese culture. SIETAR USA is pleased to launch this webinar as part of its new webinar series on July 18 from 11:00am-12:30pm ET / 8:00am-9:30am PT.


Japanese Culture – Getting from Konnichi wa to Karaoke

Japan is a fascinating ancient culture with deep traditional roots. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to Japanese culture highlighting the main differences between the U.S. and Japanese cultures, cultural etiquette do’s and don’ts, and key cultural values that shape Japanese behavior.  Participants will also have an opportunity to ask practical questions that will be useful to both a first time or seasoned visitor as well as for anyone wishing to gain awareness of the know-hows of navigating this rich and complex culture.





Wayne Henry grew up in rural Oregon and spent over 8 years in Japan, first as a student himself, and later became the Director of the Japan Studies Program at Tokyo International University. His experiences in Japan sparked his career in intercultural / international education. He met his British wife in Tokyo and in 2001 relocated to England and later Ireland where he worked for the University of East Anglia and the National University of Ireland. He traveled extensively working with international students and prepared domestic students for their study abroad experiences. After living abroad for 22 years, Wayne relocated to Florida in 2014 for a position at Florida Atlantic University and began his intercultural training and consulting company in 2016. Wayne was the SIETAR Florida Chair from 2017-18.



Sue Shinomiya of Global Business Passport is a consultant, facilitator, author and leading Interculturalist, who inspires global professionals to connect, respect, lead and succeed across cultures and differences. She is an internationally recognized expert on Japanese culture and business, has spent over 10 years in Japan (and counting!), and has co-authored the book Business Passport to Japan: Revised and Updated. She formerly served on the Board of Directors for SIETAR USA and co-chaired the SIETAR USA 2011 Conference in Denver, Colorado. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, USA with her Japanese husband and bi-cultural son, and she is very excited to be speaking at the SIETAR Japan International Congress in Tokyo August 7-11, 2018.



Yuko Deneuville is half French and Japanese. She lived in Tokyo for nine years and currently lives in Melbourne FL, with her Vietnamese/French husband and their two daughters. Yuko is the SIETAR Florida Chair 2018-2019 and works as an Intercultural Transition Coach, Trainer and Speaker. 


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