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News

Translated a book (published in April, 2020)
"I'm my own tiny Pride parade - LGBT+ in Sweden" by Sofia Jernberg, published by Mitsui Publishing
Some chapters available 
online (only in Japanese).

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Translated a book (published for limited circulation in Dec., 2020)
"Prata politik! (Let's talk about politics)" by Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.
Also available 
online  (only in Japanese).

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Service

Providing soutoins and developing projects in the are of "Business development", "Nordics", "Education"

Business Development & Marketing Support

Bringing "Ideas" into "Business"

We help your business development by "Project-based work" and/or "Mission-based work".

<Business Coverage>
Business Development / Product & Service Development / Supporting Foreign Enterprises & Brands to expand in Japan
From planning to implementation (research / sales / PR etc).

Patterns of support

Supporting business development, marketing and expansion overseas of Japanese company.


<Project References> *=via client work / without *= direct contract
  • Major education service company - Market reseach to develop new business in Asia (B2C)
  • Major logistics group company - Planning and direction of web renewal project (B2B, B2C)
  • Research company - Market reseach of lifestyle app in Asia (B2C)
  • Major education service company - Content planning and direction of overseas education case (B2C) *
  • Major education group company - Marketing project in Asia (B2C) *
  • Major food chain - Marketing project in Asia (B2C) *
  • Major food company - Marketing project in Asia (B2C) *
  • Major consumables manufacturer - Marketing project in Asia (B2C) *
  • Major machine manufacturer - Interview for the new business development
  • Major finance company - Interview for the new business development     and more

Supporting foreign startups and SMBs expanding in Japan. From market research, sales channel development to PR. 


<Project Reference> *=via client work / without *= direct contract
  • TransferWise, FinTech Startup from the U.K./Estonia (B2C)
  • Iggesund Paperboard, Packaging Solution Company from Sweden (B2B)
  • nora systems, Material Manufacturer from Germany (B2B)
  • e-learnig service from the U.S.(B2C)
  • Healthcare company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Healthcare company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Healthcare company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Healthcare company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Bedding company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • CleanTech Startup from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Logistics Company from Sweden (B2B) *
  • Mobility Company from Sweden (B2C) *
  • Apparel Company from Sweden (B2C) *     and more

We can also work as an agent of your business and support for a long-term.


<Reference (including ongoing projects)>
  • Dalarna Co., Ltd. (Marketing director) 5 years-
  • Management Consulting Office 5 years-
  • Uneplage International Co., Ltd. (Marketing) 4 years-
  • Business Sweden (External Consultant) 3 years-
  • Hokuou-Teshigoto, Nordic Handicraft School in Tokyo (PR, Business development) 2 years-
  • Global Stage Inc. (Consultant) 1.5 years
  • Skylight Games LLC (Marketing) 1 year

Education-related Projects

Developing workshops & programs to nurture creativity of individuals

We develop educational workshops and projects to nurture creativity of individuals in collaboration with various stakeholders as welll as contributing and editing articles, speaking as a guest at events, translating/interpretating for education-related projects.

Running a education platform "Lilla Turen" to introduce Nordic way of education and organize workshops. It attracts various stakeholders such as teachers, HR workers, parents, students and initiate dialogues and new practices on the ground.

- Organized 18 events, 876 participants in total


<Collaborations>
  • Mitsui-publishing
    Planned and organized events inviting authors of a book on Swedish education

  • Meiji University
    Planned and organized workshop together with students (term of classes: 100 minutes * 8 days, 2months)

  • Izara-publishing
    Planned and organized events inviting authors of a book on Swedish education

Past workshops

SCF Hemkonsert Vol.6
"Bunne Music" - Easy-to-Play Musical Instrument from Sweden -

November 21, 2020
Organized by Swedish Center Foundation
Nominal support by Embassy of Sweden, 当別・レクサンド都市交流協会
Supported by Bunne Japan, Maihama Club, Lilla Turen

Seminar by Principal and Director of Forest Kindergarten in Denmark

October 10, 2020
Guest: Ms. Rikke Rosengren (Founder & Director of Forest Kindergarten "Børneøen Bonsai")

Online event for kids under Covid-19

April 27 - May 6
Supported by Mr. Kanto Moritake from LearnNet Global School

Online event for kids under Covid-19

March 14 - 28
Supported by Mr. Chikara Ichikawa from Mitsukaru + Wakaru

Nurturing child's strengths: workshop for family

December 27, 2019
@Career Mom Hall
Guest: Ms. Ayumi Umino (Ph.D. in Psychology, Copenhagen University)

Nurturing child's strengths: with perspective of neuro-diversity and Danish style education

December 27, 2019
@Career Mom Hall
Guest: Ms. Ayumi Umino (Ph.D. in Psychology, Copenhagen University)

What elementary pupils learns in the country with the voter turnout 85%

November 30, 2019
@Meiji University
Joint-project with professor Kenji Suzuki and students from Global Japanese Studies at Meiji University

Education in Denmark, the most happiest country

July 14, 2018 
@Open Innovation Biotope "Sea" (at Okamura Corporation)
Guests: mormormor (the group of Japanese women working in the education sector in Denmark)

Serial workshops "Education in Sweden - not Divide but Share -", 2018

Vol.1 Entrepreneur spirit education from pre-school (Entrepreneur spirit education)

@Kokuyo Studio Shinagawa
Guest: Mr. Kazuhiko Kawasaki (Emeritus professor at Tokai University, living in Stockholm)

Vol.2 School is a miniature of society (Inclusive education)

@Kokuyo Studio Shinagawa
Guest: Ms. Hisako Ahlberger Matsui (Active teacher at Tumba high school in Stockholm)

Vol.3 Everyone joins in making rules (Democratic education)

@Kokuyo Studio Shinagawa
Guest: Mr. Kenji Suzuki (Dean & professor at SGJS, Meiji University)

Vol.4 Lifelong opportunity of the leaning (Recurrent education and lifelong learning)

@University of the Sacred Heart
Guest: Ms. Yukiko Sawano (Professor at University of the Sacred Heart)

Vol.5 Learning outdoors, bridging classroom and outdoors (Outdoor education)

@University of the Sacred Heart
Guest: Mr. Kazuki Nishiura (Professor at Miyagigakuin Women's University, Visiting Professor at Keio University)

Vol.6 Co-creation Workshop

@Restaurant Lilla Dalarna

Popup Family Fika:Reality of the life and raising children in Sweden

November 18, 2017
@Ryozan Park Otsuka Kosodate village
Guest: Ms. Takako Yoshizawa (Moved from Japan to live in Stockholm, raising two kids)

Workshift 3→80 -Learning from the work shift in Sweden

November 2, 2017
@freee K.K. Gotanda office
Guest: Dr. Lars Vargö (the former Swedish Ambassador in Japan)

Cross-talk of three Japanese women working at school in Denmark - the way of learning and working in "the most happiest country"

July 22, 2017
@Bennese Corporation Shijuku office
Guests: mormormor (the group of Japanese women working in the education sector in Denmark)

Learning of 21st century, with the inspirations from education in the Nordics

May 27, 2017
@Kokuyo Studio Shinagawa
Guest: Mr. Kazuhiko Kawasaki (Emeritus professor at Tokai University, based in Stockholm)

Contributing articles and attending events as a speaker on Nordic education-related projects.

Editing
Three phrases to nurture self-direction, with inspirations from Denmark

November 9, 2020
”Child Education Research Institute" by Human Academy

Editing
Three tips for nurturing creativity, with inspirations from Denmark

July 20, 2020
"Child Education Research Institute" by Human Academy

Guest speaker
LunchTrip to Sweden - theme: democracy and education in Sweden-

July 5, 2020
Online event by NPO Lunch Trip

Article contribution
Introduction to a Nordic way of "dialogue": preparing to survive the upcoming era

April 9, 2020
"Child Education Research Institute" by Human Academy

Editing
What happens when removing borders between society and classroom

January, 2019
Swedish Center Foundation "Björk No.140&141"

Translating and interpretating in the area of Nordics, education, marketing and business. (mainly English to Japanese)

Translation (Swedish to Japanese)

"Prata politik! (Let's talk about politics)" Chapter 3

Textbook for teachers in Sweden, published by Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.
Published for limited circulation in December, 2020.

Translation (English to Japanese)

I'm my own tiny Pride parade - LGBT+ in Sweden

Author: Sofia Jernberg
Published by Mitsui Publishing
on April 20th, 2020

Workstyle-related Projects

Developing workshops & programs relatied to workstyle

Developing workshops & programs related to flexible workstyle, mainly for company, university and municipality.

Also providing workstyle and business advisory for individuals based on know-how of business development. (only refferal cases for the moment)

Planning and presenting at seminar on the theme "new business development", "freelancer", "balance between work and family", and "Nordic workstyle".

<Past seminar at>
  • Municipality of Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Sanno University
  • Waris Inc.

Seminar speaker
Entrepreneurship Seminar for Mothers, held by Shinjuku City, Tokyo

October 18, 2019
@Shinjuku Yotsuya Hoken Center

Presentation at company internal training session

Novermber, 2018
Client: Konica Minolta, Inc.

Program planning and presentation
"Waris Freelancers Lab Ver.0" - Learning program for innovative freelancers

September 2, 9 and 30, 2017
(3 days program)
@Waris Co., Ltd.

Interview
"Fastest and strongest roadmap" by the team: Precise proposition by forming the proffesional freelancers team"

March 7, 2017
Monthly magazine ”PRESIDENT WOMAN" April issues

Interview
Solving the difficulties of freelancer by forming "a freelancers team"

February 20, 2017
Cue - web magazine for female freelancers powered by Waris

Interview
Learning by doing: The tips to enjoy raising children and working as a freelancer"

May 26, 2016
Life and Work - web magazine proposing the workstyle after "life

Event planning and presentation
Social, Global, Local and remote: Reporting the free workstyle of four entrepreneurs

March 21, 2016
@Impact HUB Tokyo

providing workstyle and business advisory for individuals based on know-how of business development. (only refferal cases for the moment)

Company
Company Name Nordic Inspirations Inc.
Founder/CEO Izumi Kutsuwada
Business Coverage - Business development and marketing support
- Educational event / contents development
- Workstyle seminar / advisory service
Address 7th floor, Cocolia Tama-center, 1-46-1, Ochiai, Tama city, Tokyo, Japan
Establishment July, 2015 (Incorporated in January, 2019)
Clients <Companies>
Iggesund Paperboard AB / nora systems GmbH /
Skylight Games LLC.  / Konica Minolta, Inc. /
Business Sweden / TransferWise Japan Co., Ltd. / 
Human Academy Co., Ltd. /
Nittsu Kicoh Co., Ltd. / Uneplage International Co., Ltd. /
Global Stage Inc. / Dalarna Co., Ltd. /
Hokuou-Teshigoto, Nordic Handicraft School / Waris Inc. and more

<Education Institutes>
Waldorf education house, forest kindergarten and nursery Bonsai (Denmark) / 
Sanno University / Miyagi Gakuin Women's University and more

<Publishing Companies>
Izara-Publishing / Mitsui-Publishing

* Including a work as Stilla Marketing (Indipendent Contractor).
Business Coverage - Business development and marketing support
- Educational event / contents development
- Workstyle seminar / advisory service

Izumi Kutsuwada
Founder/CEO, Nordic Inspirations Inc.

Engaged in business strategy and planning of global marketing division at Ricoh Co., Ltd. Besides, joinned cross-functional project, a new business development project in India. To further cater for the educational needs in developing countries, started a new career at a Japanese leading education service company Benesse Coporation. Engaging in product development for kids, made a proposal for an in-house business plan competition and won an award. Led a new business development project in Indonesia.
Started own business as a business development freelancer after leaving the company in 2015. Currently running a business with freelancers team as the business area expands.

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