Team

Claudia Romberg (*1970)
holds a M.A. majoring in Japanese History of Religion from Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Claudia lived in Japan for seven years, including two years of studying at Tokyo University and a year as a Visiting Scholar at Tokyo University and Nanzan University, Nagoya. She worked as Assistant Professor of Japanese Religion at Amsterdam Free University and then started her business career as Executive Director of the oldest German institution in Japan, the German East Asiatic Society (OAG), Tokyo, were she was in charge for major cross-cultural events, projects and publishing. At the same time she worked as a marketing consultant for Dentsu Inc. and other Japanese companies and institutions.

Claudia is fluent in German, Dutch, English and Japanese, speaks conversational French and has many years of experience in interpreting. Additionally she holds a certificate in Ericksonian coaching and is interested in process-oriented reorganization, especially for multi-cultural cooperations. She has extensive experience as interpretor (D/NL/E-J, J-D/NL/E) and specialized on synchronized production and management system (Toyota Production System / Lean Management & Administration).
Shino Naito (*1977)
Studies of Social Science, Culture Science and Journalism at Wako Universtiy, Japan.
Language Studies and continued Social Science Studies, successfully closed with an exam in Social Science at University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Subsequently to the exam, complete relocation to Germany (2002) and employment as an editorial assistant with a major German magazine. Freelance work as an author for different japanese newspapers and magazines.
2008-2012 work for a consultancy (Organization and on-site guidance of study tours, translation / interpretation for consultants). Since 2012 self-employed in the area of office settlement consultancy for companies moving from Japan to Germany and vice versa, offering cultural adjustment of layout and product, organisation of settlement and administration and implementation guidance on-site. Additionally, customized study tours related the Toyota Produktionssystem are organized and guided.

Dr. Peter Kleinen (*1964)
Peter majored in Japanese studies, history of religion and philosophy at the university of Bonn and Nanzan university Nagoya, Japan.
From 1995 to 2002 he was associate Professor for Japanese History of Religion and Intellectual History, afore long standing studies and research-stays in Japan.
Since 2000 Occupation as Tourguide in Japan, since 2004 freelance Tourguide and Japan Consultant. Many years of collaboration with JF Tours Innovation GmbH, since 2009 Executive Tour Guide. Long-time experience with presentation, training and consultancy related to Japanese Topics.
Many years of experience as a coordinator for media recordings.