Guiding companies through changes, using qualitative research to make informed decisions.

Meet Akira

“We are capable of empathy and change.”

Bridging Cultures, Driving Success: Your Anthropological Guide 

Konnichiwa! I’m Akira Sugiura, a seasoned Project Manager with over 8 years in HR Management, currently specializing as a Business Anthropology expert. My experience in Japan has finely tuned my skills to seamlessly integrate cultural nuances into effective project management.

Having led projects in Tokyo, I honed my project management prowess while deepening my understanding of the intricate interplay between technology, service content, and marketing. As Chief HR Admin in Nagoya, I orchestrated full-cycle recruiting, administered daily operations, and fine-tuned strategies to align with the unique needs of the Japanese workforce.

Now, as a Business Anthropology expert, I leverage this wealth of experience to guide your company through transitions. My cross-cultural insights, rooted in the nuances of Japanese business practices, offer a unique perspective that goes beyond conventional project management.

With an MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Helsinki and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Alberta, Canada, I bring a blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience to the table.

Let’s unlock the potential of your company by seamlessly integrating the best practices of Japan’s corporate ethos with global business strategies. Together, we can navigate transitions with cultural finesse and drive unparalleled success.


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