Episode 123

Business Success in Japan with Lydia Beukelman

This week on the podcast I talk to Lydia Beukelman, host of the Business Success Japan podcast. Lydia has taught English in South Korea, taught Japanese language and business culture in the United States, and is currently teaching in Japan as part of the Jet Programme. 

Lydia’s podcast helps foreigners coming to Japan for business learn about the business culture here, and I will be a guest on the podcast soon, so keep an eye out for that episode at the link below!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What led to Lydia creating her podcast, Business Success Japan
  • What Lydia learnt about herself from doing her podcast
  • Some differences between Lydia’s time in South Korea and her time in Japan
  • Lydia’s advice for people coming to Japan for business

About Lydia:

Lydia is an American who has recently started her next chapter in rural Nagasaki, Japan. During college, she studied abroad twice: once in Shiga prefecture and then in Tokyo. She graduated with a major in Japanese and minor in philosophy, and moved to South Korea to teach

English. After returning to the States, she taught Japanese language and business culture to professionals doing business in Japan and started the Business Success Japan podcast as a way to share curated, high-quality interviews on the current state of life and work as a professional working in a Japanese context. She finally made it back to Japan at the end of 2021 and is currently working as a teacher on the Jet Programme.

Connect with Lydia:

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/businesssuccessjapan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lydia-beukelman/

Connect with Jayne:

PodLaunch with Jayne: https://www.jaynenakata.com/podcastconsulting

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