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  • Cross Cultural Communication Workshop for Japanese and Filipino

    Are you a Filipino working with Japanese? Do you feel your Japanese colleague or counterpart do not understand your point of view? Learn more about their history, culture and value, and have them understand yours. Work-related communication will be smoother in no time. Watch the video and let SpiceWorx help you.

    Are you a Japanese working in the Philippines? Building a harmonious team between you and your local members may be a challenge. Watch the video and learn how SpiceWorx can help you transform from a confused expat into a confident global business leader.

  • SpiceWorx Coordinates a Cross Cultural Exposure Program in Manila for Rikkyo University (Tokyo)

    The College of Business of Rikkyo University in Tokyo, as part of their initiatives towards developing Japanese talents who can lead businesses in Asian market,  will conduct a cross cultural exposure program in Manila for its students from late August 2013.  Rikkyo University tapped SpiceWorx as their program coordinator in Manila.

    The program prepared by SpiceWorx covers cross cultural communication, Philippine Economy, History, Culture, Filipino Language (Tagalog) and joint workshop with the students of the University of the Philippines (UP) to discuss what "happiness" is.  Japanese students will experience a deep emersion into a culture they are not familiar with.  Facilitators tapped by SpiceWorx include faculties of the University of the Philippines (UP), the top university of the Philippines, and cross cultural communication expert experienced around the world in UNICEF and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    Further, field trips visiting a total of 6 companies in various industries will give them an excellent opportunity to understand business environment in the Philippines, an emerging country in ASEAN with impressive economic growth.

    Rikkyo University students will go through a debriefing session where they reflect on what they have learned, discovered, and think how they will be applying the learning from the experience in their lives after the program. They will also be sharing their thoughts with fellow students by delivering a presentation individually.

    There will be more and more opportunities for young Japanese to be engaged in businesses with emerging Asian economies in the coming years. The Philippines is currently enjoying an impressive economic growth under the leadership of President Aquino whose top agenda is to eliminate corruption. The country is also under the spotlight as one of the best service outsourcing destinations in the world, constructions are booming and Japanese manufacturers and restaurants are setting up in the country one after another.  On the other hand, the Philippines is plagued by high unemployment rate, poverty and huge gap between the poor and rich.

    What SpiceWorx wants to do is to develop talents who will contribute, in the future, to expand and strengthen the business relationship between Japan and the Philippines. We do so by providing programs in which Japanese young generations can see, with their own eyes, what's happening in the Philippines, meet and talk with Filipinos of the same generation, deepen mutual understanding and nurture long lasting friendship.  Further, we hope that the graduates of our program will explore many other countries and expand their playing field to become a true global citizen.

    Read our report on successful delivery of the cross cultural exposure program for Rikkyo University. SpiceWorx's 9 day program changed Japanese university students from "I want to go back to Japan right now" to "I love Philippines" and "I can fit in Asia." (PDF: 574KB)

  • Philippine Investment Environment Guide in Japanese (2013)

    SpiceWorx was selected as a partner of Japan's major research firm to jointly create an investment environment guide for the Philippines targeting prospect investors from Japan.

    SpiceWorx delivered 11 of the 24 chapters and five(5) of the 21 column articles in the investment environment guide published in 2013.

    Chapters by SpiceWorx

    • Country Overview (Geography, Ethnicity, Climate, Society and History)
    • Politics, Diplomacy, Military
    • Economic Overview
    • FDI Trend
    • Economic Relations of Japan and the Philippines
    • Foreign Investment Policy and Regulatory Agencies
    • Types of Investments
    • Investment Incentives
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Investing in the Philippines
    • Current Topics
    • Overview of Major Regions in the Country

    Short Column Articles by SpiceWorx

    • Elections in the Philippines
    • Recent Trends of Korean and Taiwanese Companies in the Philippines
    • Filipino Values
    • New Trend in Tourism - Can Philippines Become a Major Casino Destination?
    • Philippines has the Highest Percentage of Women Executives in Asia
  • Outsourcing Partner Search with Speed and Quality

    SpiceWorx helps companies considering to invest in the Philippines or looking for business partner in the Philippines through research, consultation and advisory. Read the success story of one of our clients, a large Japanese education service company who found a reliable BPO partner in the Philippines.

    Japan's Major Education Service Provider Needed a BPO Partner in the Philippines

    A large education service provider in Japan listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange sought for SpiceWorx service in short listing potential outsourcing partners. They needed a highly capable and reliable Philippine based company to whom they can outsource scoring and grading of English essays written by Japanese high school students, which was a part of English exam conduced nation wide in Japan.

    SpiceWorx Shortlisted 8 Qualified Candidates out of 28 Interested parties in 25 days
    On the 25th day from the contract signing, (35th day from the day the client first inquired SpiceWorx about our service), SpiceWorx delivered the short list of 8 qualified candidates out of 28 responses to RFI from the interested companies. The client was able to obtain such list of qualified and interested parties in such a short time by tapping SpiceWorx's database, research expertise, footwork and network with BPO industry in the Philippines.

    • Defined Clients' Requirement & Screening Criteria
    • Provided advisory on RFI preparation
    • Sent out RFI via relevant industry association in the Philippines
    • Create long list of candidates by compiling responses to RFI
    • Screened the candidates who pass the criteria
    • Created a short list of Philippine based qualified service providers
    • Submit short list with assessment comments to the client
    • Provide interpreter service when our client visit the candidate companies
    • The Client Successfully Found a Partner from the Short List
      Our client has successfully found a Philippine based outsourcing service provider from the short listed candidates and engaged them in a long term outsourcing contract.

      Another Department of the Same Company Engaged SpiceWorx
      After the success of outsourcing partner search for scoring and grading of English essays, the same company engaged SpiceWox again to look for providers of online English tutorial for Japanese elementary school children. SpiceWorx delivered a short list of 8 companies within 2 weeks and arranged their site visit and initial meeting with 4 of them.

World Map of Our Graduates

United States of America

China

Japan

Australia

South Korea

Canada

United Kingdom

India

South East Asia

Azerbaijan

Taiwan

Brazil

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