“Rachel demonstrated her expertise and ability to work with the Japanese while supporting myself and the Chairman of Playdale during a Trade Mission to Tokyo with the Department for International Trade. Rachel provided us with invaluable education on business culture while preparing for our face to face meetings and pitches with prospective Japanese partners, translation services of our presentations, as well as support with conducting meetings while in Japan. I can highly recommend Rachel and would happily work with her again.”

Barry Leahy, MBE, Managing Director, Playdale



“Rachel was a lifeline during the Trade Mission to Tokyo and prepared me with training and support on how to work effectively with the Japanese, as well as support with conducting the presentations and meetings with prospective partners and clients in Japan. Rachel also provided translation services for our corporate presentation materials and was a conduit for ongoing correspondence between our Japanese partners.”

Damon Hill, International Sales Director, Barney Taylor



“I just wanted to say how brilliant the sessions were, Rachel was very enthusiastic and really good with the pupils, we all found the sessions extremely engaging and interesting, all the resources were brilliant ,we just wish we had more time to do this!”

Ramona Mitrea  |  MFL Subject Leader, The Manchester Health Academy



Rachel from Connect with Japan offered us exactly what we needed to quickly develop some key relationships and enable some critical negotiations with our hosts in Japan. Her business acumen and knowledge of the Japanese culture and language were invaluable. Connect with Japan offers the ideal combination of skills and knowledge to work with any sports team training in Japan before Tokyo 2020. I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough.

Sarah Stewart-Hunter (GBR Para-Swimming Team Manager)



“British Para-Swimming engaged with Connect with Japan in order to ensure the team is best prepared for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Rachel was quickly able to understand our needs and then make contact with the right people on the ground in Japan to make things were delivered in a World Class way. Rachel used her vast knowledge and experience to help us set up the perfect training environment for our swimmers and then went above and beyond to ensure a group of young athletes felt completely at home in Japan. We found Rachel to be efficient, highly professional and extremely knowledgeable and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her over the period into the Games.”

Chris Furber | National Performance Director | British Para-Swimming