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Making the Most of Cultural Diversity

Nissan's products are sold all around the world. The customer expectations vary from market to market according to different cultural and lifestyle needs. It is critical that employees of diverse nationalities and backgrounds play active roles at Nissan in order to understand and meet the needs of our customers around the world.

Through our alliance with Renault, we have benefited from the diversity between Renault and Nissan i.e. between the French and Japanese cultures. We believe that embracing and leveraging this cultural diversity gives us a global competitive advantage.

Cultural Diversity Training (Japan)

Nissan offers training sessions to match different cultural backgrounds to support smooth cross-cultural communications. There are French, Chinese, Indian, German and Japanese training sessions available. Renault employees participate in the Japanese cultural trainings to facilitate better collaboration with their Japanese colleagues. Cultural diversity is the foundation of our corporate culture.

Events on Cultural Diversity (Japan)

We organize cultural events where Japanese and non-Japanese employees can discuss issues and seek "WIN-WIN" solutions. Sharing of one's ideas and experiences can lead to new insights and deepens the understanding amongst others.

Cross-cultural e-learning program (Japan)

Nissan's cross-cultural e-learning program targets Japanese employees. It consists of a basic course about fundamental differences with other cultures and how to communicate both efficiently and effectively in a more globally-oriented business environment, as well as an advanced course that uses case studies from doing business in such emerging countries as India, China and Brazil to help participants recognize cultural differences and subtle meanings from English expressions. Both programs help Nissan employees to broaden their understanding of the world as well as enhance their communication skills.

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