Think big,
let’s change the world together.

Business is often largely bound by the social norms and common practices of each country, and greater potential is sometimes overlooked.
While learning from the most advanced market trends and best practices in Europe and the U.S., and across a variety of industries, we offer advice and support based on our experience in 10+ countries with a greater awareness of the global marketplace.
Let’s work together to change the world for the better through the power of digital and global network.

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Think big, let’s change the world together.

Business is often largely bound by the social norms and common practices of each country, and greater potential is sometimes overlooked.

While learning from the most advanced market trends and best practices in Europe and the U.S., and across a variety of industries, we offer advice and support based on our experience in 10+ countries with a greater awareness of the global marketplace.

Let’s work together to change the world for the better through the power of digital and global network.

What is CIC?

CIC is a remote-based consulting firm that provides business-strategy advisory and project support (e.g. research, business documentation/translation, communication strategy etc).

Based in Washington, D.C., the US capital, CIC works closely with global experts in the U.S., Japan, and Europe to help clients transform and grow optimally based on the latest global market trends and digital best practices.

All services can be provided in both English and Japanese.

In light of irreversible changes to our society and economy due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, CIC was founded in 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA by a Japanese business expert with extensive experience overseas to provide remote consulting/advisory services. 

As a business partner of global companies seeking research on the Japanese market, alliances with local companies and expansion of business in Japan, we provide professional services that meet client needs in digital transformation.

What we can do

Based on global project experience and best practices gained in a number of countries such as Japan, the USA, Europe and other emerging countries, we offer the best approach and personalized support for clients according to their needs.

Specifics of doing business for Japanese market

Japanese products and services have unique characteristics based on the country’s nature, history and culture, as well as uncompromisingly excellent quality.

Meanwhile, businesses in Japan are often heavily tied to its social norms and business culture/environment, leading to foreign companies missing out on greater opportunities.

CIC CEO has 20 years of experience in global projects in international organizations, major consulting firms (e.g., Big 4, etc.), major global companies, and government agencies.

Based on global advisory experience in more than ten countries, including Japan, the USA, Europe and other emerging countries, CIC is well versed in both global/Japanese business and provides hands-on project support for doing business in the Japanese market.

Custom Market Research
Digital & Innovation Strategies
Global Project Management
Public Sector Consulting
Business Documentation & Translation
Global Communication Strategy
Global Human Resource Development
Global Business Advisory

Client Voice

Since 2004, as a colleague and business partner, Rina, the founder of CIC, has been invaluable in providing updates and advisory on geopolitical information as well as on international business environment.

CIC’s active project communication via email and teleconference between Washington, D.C. and Tokyo has allowed our company to retain best practices and successfully complete projects.

Making the most of the time lag enables speedy project progress.

Mr. Kyuzaburo Suzuki, CFO of Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (Former CFO/Partner of PwC Japan )

Through accurate understanding of needs, prompt research, and provision of insights from both micro and macro-economic perspectives, Rina has supplemented and contributed as a business consultant to the manpower and capabilities lacking in the start-up phase of major global companies.

Rina is also the trusted coordinator who leads flexible and close communication with potential overseas partners when seeking global alliances.

Senior Fellow, a major pharmaceutical company (Former manager of a major foreign global consulting firm)

CIC keeps track of our strategic intentions and objectives and always delivers outputs above my expectations, which is very helpful for the project.

Even with few clues, CIC can guide you through the project, making it easy to order second-opinion tasks, and CIC’s second opinions are very valuable and insightful.

Healthcare Startup, Chief Product Officer

  • Major global management consulting firms*
  • Major Japanese pharmaceutical company
  • Major Japanese telecommunications company
  • Major Japanese automaker
  • Midsize U.S. financial advisory firm
  • International organizations, etc.

* including one of the “Big Three” management consultancies (MBB) , one of the Big Four accounting firms and