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Megumi Taoka

Faculty, GLOBIS University
Megumi Taoka has extensive experience in financial reporting for global companies in London, New York and Tokyo. At GLOBIS, she teaches Cross-cultural Management, Power and Influence, and Financial Accounting. Her industry expertise ranges from fashion and entertainment to recruiting and human capital. Her recent research is comparative studies of ethics and morals across cultures. Ms. Taoka earned her MBA from the University of Tsukuba.
Global Japan
MAR 12, 2019

Can Japan Dream to Be a Workplace of Choice?

Starting in April 2019, the Japanese government will be easing visa restrictions for blue-collar foreign workers. The new bill marks a significant shift in the country’s immigration and labor policy. Japan’s doors had only been open to highly skilled foreign talent in the past, but intense lobbying from various industries is helping to realize change. However, the readiness of Japan to welcome such a significant number of foreign workers remains highly questionable.

Global Japan
OCT 30, 2018

The Danger of Minimizing Differences

“We are all human beings” is the magic phrase meant to light the way to an imaginary world in which there is, in fact, no distinction among peoples. This assumption minimizes not only our differences, but also the significance of our uniqueness.

Career Success
JUN 5, 2018

3 Ways to Handle the Cultural Stress of New Situations

Stressed out by a new work situation? Are you struggling to find the right “cultural fit”? GLOBIS Faculty Megumi Taoka,…

Career Success
AUG 22, 2017

“Influence with Cultural Intelligence”

How professionals can successfully overcome cultural differences and communicate effectively in cross-cultural business settings.

Career Success
AUG 10, 2017

Taking a break? Three books to read on your summer vacation

In Japan, the Obon summer vacation is starting, beginning with Mountain Day on August 11. Here are three books to…

Global Japan
MAY 12, 2017

How to Effectively Give Feedback in Cross-Cultural Situations in Japan

One of the challenges GLOBIS MBA graduates face can be working in a cross-cultural environment in Japan. GLOBIS Insights interviewed…

Career Success
APR 4, 2017

Eight Scales for Understanding Cultures

GLOBIS University lecturer Megumi Taoka supervised the Japanese translation of Erin Meyer’s The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries…

Career Success
APR 9, 2013

Families, Global Careers, and Companies that Support Them 2/2

Mr. Alain Bernard, then president & CEO for a legendary Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels Japan (currently president & CEO for Van Cleef & Arpels Americas), shares his career and family experiences in Paris, Singapore and Japan, as well as how he manages his company to find and retain global talent. Mr. Bernard shares his strategies—as well as the limits—about creating a global career while leading a fulfilling family life. He also shares how the corporate philosophy of Van Cleef & Arpels supports developing promising employees who seek a global career while balancing their professional and personal lives.