“I heard some Japanese company came to Aarhus and lots of Japanese families have moved here.” “Thanks to it, the first Japanese supplementary school in Jutland was also built.” “Anyway, what is the company? What are they doing?” “The name of company is surely Vestas-what …, or Mitsubishi…something, I am not sure….”
This is the opportunity for you to get answers to such questions. On 1st of April, 2014, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S has launched as a joint venture company between Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) of Japan and Vestas Wind Systems of Denmark. As the company name literally shows, this company was established to deal with offshore wind turbine business. It is the first group company of MHI in Northern Europe, it has significant strategic meaning and its business has been going well. So, our colleagues and their family have been struggling and also enjoying working and living in Denmark, even though so many cultural clashes and depressing weather have sometimes troubled most of us. In this lecture I would like to share the company overview including strategic implications and historic background, its relation with Japanese industry or society and precious experience we have got for the last two and half years through cultural integration in our work place. We are looking forward to seeing lots of people who are interested in collaboration between Danes and Japanese.
Den 5. maj er børnenes dag i Japan. Kendama, karuta, koma og go… Prøv forskellige traditionelle spil og lege fra Japan. Børn såvel som voksne er meget velkomne!! Vi leger også ude, hvis vejret er til det. Alle er meget velkomne til selv at tage noget japanske legetøj med!
Foredrag ”Microethnography of human interaction: a case of professionalized head nods in service encounters in Japan” Sae Oshima, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Business Communication, Aarhus University http://email@example.com )
I specialise in micro-ethnographic analysis of human interaction in various workplaces. Microethnography is an approach to studying naturally-occurring interactions using video data and transcripts, and it allows us to reflect on how business is conducted through a number of subtle, yet well-organised verbal and bodily actions. In this talk I will briefly introduce what it means to take a micro-look at human communication, and present a case study of Japanese service encounters. Here, I examine the role of nodding in hair salon interactions and pursue mechanisms of synchronised head nods. In doing so, I aim to provide insight into what consensus may look like in Japan, and discuss how such nodding practices may contribute to a satisfactory closure of a business negotiation. The talk will be held in English.
Vi fejrer en af de japanske traditionelle højtider, Hinamatsuri (Pigernes dag) sammen. Der vil blive fremvist forskellige japanske dukker, der hører traditionen til. Drenge er selvfølgelig også velkomne!
Dagsorden: 1. Valg af dirigent og referent 2. Godkendelse af regnskab 3. Fastsættelse af kontingent for det kommende år (dvs. 2017) 4. Redegørelse for foreningens tilstand 5. Valg af bestyrelse og suppleanter 6. Valg af revisor 7. Behandling af indkomne forslag 8. Evt.
Efter generalforsamlingen vil der blive serveret en forfriskning. Vi anmoder medlemmerne om, såfremt de har forslag til dagsorden (herunder nye medlemmer til bestyrelsen) at indsende dem til DJVF, c/o Aya Tominaga, Kretavej 5, 8530 Hjortshøj inden den 24. januar
Vi holder igen i år en sammenkomst i form af et sammenskudsgilde for at fejre det nye år og takke for det gamle. Alle medbringer en ret til en fælles buffet. Vi serverer te, kaffe og saftvand. Medbring selv andre drikkevarer.