WASABI Insight vol.10 "Japanese Business Culture & Manner"


1st March 7:00pm WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut

Connecting Japan & ASEAN for casual & stimulating exchange of ideas in business. A truly cross-border business networking event, first of its kind in Singapore.

If you think business card is just a piece of paper with your name, contact, and company logo on it, THINK AGAIN.

-Japanese Business Culture & Manner 101

About the Speakers

Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung
Founder, WASABI Creation Pte Ltd
Business Consultant bridging businesses across Japan, Singapore, and the rest of Asia ​

Tong is the founder of WASABI Creation, a consulting company bridging businesses across Japan, Singapore, and other parts of Asia. He has supported Japanese companies in their businesses in Singapore, as well as helping Singapore companies in market entry to Japan. Tong started learning Japanese at 13 as a third language. At 15, during his first trip to Japan for homestay at Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, it opened his world to Japan, and the rest is history. He obtained JLPT N1 at 18, won the top prize for both "O" Level Japanese, and "AO" Level Japanese, as well as First Prize in Japanese Speech Contest Open Category when he was serving military service.

After graduation from National University of Singapore with a Chemical Engineering degree, Tong started his new life in Kyoto, Japan where he worked as a marketing engineer in a biodiesel manufacturing company. 2 years later, he joined a project management company in Osaka, where he helped in the launch of Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka in Spring 2013.

In 2014, after spending 5 years in Japan, Tong returned to Singapore to set up WASABI Creation, for “creating awesome projects between Japan, Singapore, and the rest of Asia”. Tong’s goal is to make WASABI Creation the catalyst for creating business opportunities, developing close relationships, and explore possibilities between businesses in Asia. WASABI Creation’s mission is to spice up Asia with a sprinkle of Japan’s wonders, just like the overwhelming taste and burning sensation of the green Wasasbi.

About "Japanese Business Culture & Manner"
Tong will be sharing from his own personal experience overs the years while he has been working in Japan, and doing business with Japanese companies. As he grew up and went through the education system in Singapore, knowing the language didn't seem to have prepared him enough to work in Japan as a fresh graduate. Tong will be speaking from the episodes he had all these years, and cover some of the basics about "Japanese Business Culture & Manner". ​

  • Japanese business culture 101, how are the Japanese thinking?
  • Exchanging business cards
  • Visiting & hosting a Japanese company
  • Useful Japanese expressions for business ​

Future topics:
  • Interpretation of Japanese body languages
  • Gift, dining, drinking, and entertaining
  • Decision making in Japanese companies
  • Setting up company in Japan

Event detail

Date: 1st March (Thu) Evening: 1900~2130 (opening 1830)

Venue: WorkCentral, Brew House Singapore Shopping Centre 190 Clemenceau Avenue #06-03 Singapore 239924

Capacity: 50 people max

Fee: $50 (bring a friend $40),

Refreshment, drinks, beer, wine included

Language: English

Dress code: Smart casual


1830~1900 Registration, Refreshment & Networking

19015~1945 Introduction & short presentation by speakers

1945~2000 Panel discussion by speakers

2000~2015 Questions & discussion from the participants

2015~2030 Quiz & Prizes

2030~2130 More drinks & Networking

2130 The End

About WASABI Insight

WASABI Insight is a regular social networking event for bridging Singapore & Japan in terms of Business, Culture, & Talents, in order to enhance interaction & exchange of ideas between Singaporeans, Japanese, as well as other expatriate professionals.


Kindly pre-register for advance tickets for WASABI Insight by clicking on"GET TICKET" on the right.

Due to limited seats and sold-out previous events, early pre-registration online is advised.

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Full detail: http://www.wasabicreation.com/wasabi-insight-vol-10-japanbusiness

Past WASABI Discovery Events

WASABI Discovery vol.1 "Japan Travel: the Paths Less Travelled" by JR East & IPPIN Cafe & Bar

WASABI Discovery: CHITOSE BIO EVOLUTION "Agriculture from Japan to the world" (Read more)

WASABI Discovery: Hoshino Coffee "Japan's Coffee & Cafe Culture" (Read more)

WASABI Discovery~ "Omotenashi... Revealing the secrets of Japan's hospitality" by Ishikawa Prefecture (Read more)

Thu Mar 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut
Early bird SOLD OUT $45.00
Bring a friend (tickets for 2) SOLD OUT $80.00
At door SOLD OUT $50.00
Venue Address
190 Clemenceau Avenue #06-03 Singapore 239924 Singapore
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B, 2min by foot
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