Inumaru - Teacher - Peschiera, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Kazuo Inumaru

Peschiera, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




I have a long experience in teaching Japanese management, Lean Production, Knowledge management, Japanese language, Cross cultural communication.

Work History

Japanese language and culture teacher

Kazuo Inumaru

for Italian universities and a cross-cultural human resource consultant and trainer working mainly in Italy and Japan since 1982 in the field of quality, lean production, cost reduction (target cost-target profit), knowledge management and organizational knowledge creation. Apart from 37 years in university classes, he has taught and trained top and middle managers in large and medium-sized Italian and Japanese companies, solving also communication problems between cultures.
He has successfully helped establishing joint-ventures and important business agreements, including technology transfers and know-how transfers.

Profile and core competencies

Japanese language and culture teacher

Intercultural communication. Solved problematic situations at official Ministry and Industrial Association level, involving Italian and Japanese ministers, bureaucrats, managers, with lectures, coaching, briefings, and small group activities. Among others, a successful job done in San Salvo, for Denso, with its Italian staff.
Intercultural marketing coordinator with focus group planning for new product development.

Lean production consultant and trainer - Good results in streaming Italian Posts, Italian State Railways rolling stock maintenance, Telecom Italia HR managers' awareness of Lean production and Six Sigma.
Lean Production Organizer - Motivation builder, awareness generation, need evaluation, planning, training and start of a Lean Production activity in an Italian medium-sized aluminum die-cast components plant in Rumania.
Kaizen planner and organizer - Reduction of time-to-market time in the purchasing department through training, value mapping and planning a kaizen activity for Milan ATM, the city public transportation agency.

Knowledge transfer and Benchmarking programmer

Study, planning and organization of benchmarking programs, including 36 study tours organization, to Japan and from Japan since 1982 to now. Successful technology transfer agreement between Italian Railways (FS) and East Japan Rail (EJR). Another success is the transfer of GHA, a hard alumina surface anodizing treatment technology from Japan to Italy.
Japan Liaison - a consulting job to enroll public and private institutions and companies in an international foundation founded for the prevention and mitigation of natural disaster hazard and risks.

Qualifications & Certifications

Stockholm University


University of Cambridge


Keio University


high school MaturitĂ 

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