The Japan Intercultural Institute is incorporated in Japan as an independent NPO (non-profit organization).
JII’s director: Joseph Shaules
Joseph Shaules (PhD) has worked in intercultural education in Japan, Mexico and Europe for more than 25 years. He spent ten years as a tenured faculty at Rikkyo University, as well as 5 years as a special associate professor at the Graduate School of Intercultural Communication. He is currently a full professor at Juntendo University’s Faculty of International Liberal Arts. He teaches intercultural communication at the Keio University International Center. He is the Japan Specialist for Intercultures, a consulting and training company based in Germany. His books include The Intercultural Mind: Connecting Culture, Cognition and Global Living (Intercultural Press), Identity (Oxford University Press), Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of International Living (Multilingual Matters) and Beneath the Surface: The Beginner’s Guide to the Deep Culture Experience. (Intercultural Press) He is proficient in English, Japanese, French and Spanish. He lives in Tokyo.
JII is funded through membership fees and revenue generated by seminars.