We are very pleased to announce that ST*R Learning has become an official partner to Universal Brains Group.
ST*R Learning is a British business, founded in 2002, headed by Mr. Roger Stent, with whom our Director Yoshi Oikawa has developed a partnership based on exchange of expertise and friendship. ST*R Learning's mission is to make learning meaningful, memorable and fun. ST*R Learning are specialists in corporate training, management development and consultancy.
We, Universal Brains Group, are committed to developing various programmes worldwide in partnership with
ST*R Learning, to support Japanese international business in the UK and EMEA, and even Asia in the future.
We opened a regional office in Kansai area, Kobe Office,
to start local area services being the same as what is offered in Tokyo.
Our Kobe-Office is located in Neoage Kobe Motomachi
510-7-1-2 Kobe Motomachi-Dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City,
Welcome to Kobe.
Just call us at 080-6586-9106 for more information.
Universal Brains Ltd is focusing on HRM (Human Resource Management) particularly including alignment to the vision/mission/strategy statement, enhancement of leadership value, designing of organization associated with vision/mission/strategy together with salary/award system, change management, motivation management, team building and all that.
It is covering widely cross-cultural issues, diversity, conflict management, knowledge management, Project management and other work-site managements. Executive Coaching is another important area.
We are capable to offer any Japanese (global) companies who may have overseas operation a speciality training for cross-culture and management of home-foreign business.
In addition, the foreign direct investments toward Japanese market on joint-venture style or the foreign company who is struggling with relationship matters or market entry strategical issues with Japanese employees are also key-issues which we are most capable to deal with. 'Deep cover training' and consultation for such critical issue is vitally important for any entity to proceed with local operation either in Japan or overseas. These are normally provided by the in-house-site training.
The trainers are well-experienced specialist with high-end knowledge and knowhow with practical background equipped with management skills. Bilingual training is always available.Any inquiry on this specialist boutique training course by e-mail will be appreciated.
For more info call +81-3-6214-2238
Oikawa Yoshimoto is a professional specialist in Human Resource Management, Compliance/Governance and Strategy. He graduated from Tokyo University in 1977 and worked for British and German insurance companies in the areas of underwriting, reinsurance, administration, M&A, and compliance. He worked both as a line manager or a managing director during more than 20 years of business experience in the financial sector. He is a member of Japanese Academy of Human Resource Development, the Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and The Japanese Association of Administrative Science. He is a visiting lecturer of RoppongiBiz business school sponsered by RoppongiHills Academy. He is interested in inter-cultural issues via idea of 'Deep Culture' as well as 'Communication'. He is currently the CEO at Universal Brains Limited. He was dedicated to establish Shinsai Partners Inc, a young insurance company authorised by Financial Supervisory Agency and is ex-Auditor.
Dr.Joseph Shaules(PhD) is our partner. He is also the director of Interface International and the creator of the PICO Intercultural Learning System. He is a professor at Juntendo University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Tokyo. He is developing seminars in leadership skills for intercultural professionals. He has lived and worked abroad (Mexico, Japan, France) for more than 20 years and is proficient in English, Japanese, French and Spanish. Currently, he lives in Tokyo.
Anthony Carver is from London, BA from Liverpool John Moores University and MA from Sheffeild University. He started his career in education (Cambridge TESOL) in 1997 and moved to Japan in 2000. He provided 150 companies throught Japan across all types of industry.
Social insurance consultant & author
ICU, Viennna Univ. developed FFS theory for US government
Texas University, Dallas, Director of Leadership Center, Fellow of Cambridge University,UK
graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Mitsui and Co, Isuzu Motor, IBM consultant dept & Pricewaterhouse consulting, Hay consulting Japan partner, HR development consultant
Waseda Univ. PhD, International studies, Thunderbird Business School MBA/MIM, Business Strategy & Marketing strategy, Research, executive trainings, Representative of Asia Pacific Research Institute of Marketing. He is currently a Prof. of Rikkyo University.
Ph.D, Chairman of Tokyo Veterinarian Society. He is the expert Veterinarian with a wealth of clinical experience. He was heavily involved in product developments of Pet Insurance, which was licensed in Japan for the first time with the corporation of German Insurer. He will expect cooperation in setting up Pet Insurance in the Asian Pacific region.
For more info contact, call +81-3-6214-2238Universal Brains Limited
Our operational office is at Nihonbashi, adjacent to the Bank of Japan in a nice access of only 0 minutes from B1 exit of Mitsukoshi-mae station of Hanzomon-sen subway or 5 minutes walk from JR Tokyo Station.
Location: Nihonbashi Aspa Bldg.
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Hongokucho Chuo-ku Tokyo
Tel: Tokyo 03- 6214-2238
For more info contact, call +81-3-6214-2238 or 080-6586-9106(mobile)
Companies operating internationally face many human resource challenges. They must internationalize and increase diversity; they must help employees communicate and build relationships with people from all over the world; they must connect human resource development to business strategy. To do this, though, we must go beyond our parochial tendencies. We cannot just do “business as usual”. This book is a great starting point for finding solutions and best practices. In it you can find the strategic vision to navigate the new global work environment.
Only Mr. Oikawa’s could write this book! It is informed by his long years of international business experience, his drive for performance, and his deep understanding of peopleand how they work together. For years we have worked together helping Japanese staff and human resources departments better work internationally. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand how cultural difference and globalization impacts human resource management. Prof. Joseph Shales, Rikkyo University MBA