Taka Muraji is a native of Japan and an experienced intercultural trainer and coach who works in both the United States and Japan facilitating cross-cultural business training programs. Holding a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he has lived in the United States for over thirteen years.
Beginning in 1982, Mr. Muraji worked in advertising in Japan and continued working in the industry in New York City until 1996. While he was studying for his Masters Degree at the University of Colorado, he began consulting with U.S. firms such as Disney and Motorola helping them to establish marketing and advertising plans for Japan.
Mr. Muraji currently designs and delivers cross-cultural and global communications training to executives and high-potential employees working in global business settings. He has provided these types of intercultural business trainings and team-building sessions for clients that span a wide variety industries, including the auto, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, high tech and aerospace industries. He has conducted major team building interventions for Japanese subsidiaries in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Japan. Among many others, clients have included Wal-Mart-Seiyu, Yamaha, Boeing, Panasonic, Verizon and NEC. A sample of program titles include:
- Working with Americans: A program for Japanese
- Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication and Western Style Management
- Understanding Cross Cultural Management
- Creating a Third Culture Environment
- How to Manage Global Business with Westerners
- The Japanese: Why They Are Misunderstood
In Japan, Mr. Muraji has also conducted a series of seminars and lectures for the Committee of Yonezawa City Industrial Development Project, the Mid-Year Seminar for the JET Program of the Yamagata Board of Education, and the Dewashonai International Forum. In 2004, he also conducted his new program "English Pronunciation Training" in Yamagata for the Japanese English learners as well as conducting other seminars for professional translators. In the last three years, he has been participating in an official Yamagata government program, called "Understanding America," as a program leader/coordinator.