About Us


Our aim is to leverage cultural gaps and create true cultural diversity in society: Cultural diversity that appreciates and embraces individual uniqueness.

Our thought

Intercultural competency ensures a competitive edge to succeed in the international business world.

Little misunderstandings and misperceptions due to not being aware of cultural differences can elevate and end in disputes and financial losses.  We witness many failures and misfortunes due to lack of cultural understandings. As society is becoming more culturally diverse, dealing with people from different cultural backgrounds effectively: Intercultural Competency is a must have skill set.

Who we are

We are a group of passionate experts. We would like to assist people to attain and improve the intercultural competency in the hope that they will pass on that skill to future generations.

Team Leader

Rika Asaoka

Rika Asaoka
Director/Training Facilitator

Having lived and worked in Japan, Australia and Malaysia for over 25 years in positions of Japanese Language Trainer, Interpreter, Consultant and Senior Marketing Manager, Rika has acquired an in-depth knowledge and experience in working across different cultures.

Over the years, she has worked with a number of multi nationals across a wide range of sectors including motor, steel, manufacturing, trading, and service industries. Her clients have included National Panasonic, Toyota Motors, Hyatt, Nissan Motors, Sony, Ericsson, Proton, and KSPC.

She strongly believes in a practical training approach for adult language learners while paying attention to cultural awareness.

Her experience as a professional in international corporations confirms that even a basic knowledge of a foreign language and the culture of another party of interest makes a huge difference in the growing personal and business relationships. Her wish is to assist West Australians and West Australian companies to gain knowledge of Asian languages and cultures to enrich their personal experiences and business interests.