Guhen Kitaoka - Associate
Guhen Taiten Kitaoka is an associate of JS Riggio International Inc. He is a Japanese consultant/trainer/interpreter based in both Tokyo, Japan and London, UK Mr. Kitaoka runs JSRI's Japanese program delivery in Japan.
Mr. Kitaoka graduated from Waseda University, one of the very top Japanese universities, in Tokyo in 1981, and has since been working aboard. He has been involved with NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) for the last 14 years, and trained by both the co-founders of NLP; by John Grinder in 1988 -1989 and by Richard Bandler in 1995.
He has been based in UK since 1986, and, after working for JAL Trading Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Japan Airlines, in the Administration, New Business and Marketing Departments (1987-1989), he has been a consultant and free-lance trainer and interpreter.
Mr Kitaoka's expertise, with an extensive background in psychological training and in business in the West, will be appreciated and taken advantage of the most by global companies - including Japanese companies - who do business with Japan and other Asian countries. With a wealth of practical experience in the area of cross-cultural communications, he is able to offer valuable advice and training to international companies to ease their path to fruitful cross-cultural relationships.
Mr. Kitaoka's past clients include: Ernst & Young, BT, NTT (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph), Nokia, NBC, British Ministry of Defense, the secretary to the Minister of the Economic Planning Agency in Japan, the Japanese Embassy in London, the Princess Royal, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Church of England, Linguaphone, IBM, and Microsoft.