About Takashi Kawatani



Crosscultural Management Consultant

  • President, Diversity Management Institute Inc.
  • Formerly, Managing Director of Diversity Strategies S/B, Inter Cultural Management S/B (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Research interests: Global HR Development, Multicutural Synergy, Motivation, Diversity Management, etc.
  • Formerly, lecturer at Sanno Institute of Management; Special Advisor – Japan Overseas Enterprises Association;
  • Research Associate – Centre for Japan Studies, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia;
  • Global Human Resources Advisor for Overseas Vocational Training Association (OVTA).
  • Award: Strategic Leadership Award in Global HR Excellence Awards, World HRD Congress 2011.
  • Communication Handbook for Malaysian and Japanese Managers, ISIS 1996, Managing Together in Asia:
  • Crosscultural Management Guide, 2003 PHP Institute, Eigo No Hanaseru Bosu Ni Naru (Leading in English) 2005
  • Nikkei Shimbun, Multicultural Team Building DVD Series, 2008 Revic Global, Working Together, ASK, 2010, others.
  • YouTube: Kawatani Global Interview
  • Personal Interest: insect catching (organizer of Nature Beetle Program in a Malaysian Jungle), trekking.


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