Monthly Newsletter – August 2015

August   2 0 1 5   E d i t i o n “Global Success through
Communication and Innovation”

Summer Greetings


Summer Summer Summer Time is Here!   We hope this month’s edition of the GDI Newsletter finds you in good summer spirits finding some cool relief from the heat.  At the beach, at a river, in the mountains or in front of a fan!  Find a place to relax on your days off with a cool beverage, and friends and family.  The Obon holiday is right around the corner and with it brings a much needed escape from work and routines.  We hope you are all able to take the above advice and recharge your batteries.

If on the other hand, you are interested in visiting one of Japans August Summer festivals, be sure to check out one of the below.

  1. Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival) – Aug 6th – 8th (Sendai)
  2. Gujo Odori Dance Festival – Aug 13th – 16th (Gifu)
  3. Daimonji Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Bonfire) – Aug  16th (Kyoto),
  4. Dai-Chochin Matsuri (Giant Latern Festival) – Aug 26th & 27th (Nishio City, Aichi)

For more information click on the link below.

Have a great summer & Obon holiday and thank you for reading this month’s newsletter!



  1. 七夕まつり - 8月6~8日(仙台)
  2. 郡上踊り - 8月13~16日(岐阜)
  3. 都五山送り火 - 8月16日(京都)
  4. 三河一色大提灯まつり - 8月26・27日(愛知県西尾市)


GDI Seminars

 Business Tip of the Month
Delegating Responsibilities
Delegation is an important skill and is important for future success of a company or group.
Being able to share responsibilities is vital to successful management, and can promote interest, save time and motivate others to strive for success.
The Merriam-Webster definition of delegation is as follows:
: The act of giving control, authority, a job, a duty, etc., to another person
There are many benefits to delegating, both within a group and as a manager or team leader.
Whether the reason is to save time, create efficiency or to offer chances to other employees in developing their leadership skills, delegation is an effective way to make a company or organization run smoother.
Below are some key GAMBITS to help you delegate properly:

Delegation Key phrases:

  • I’m going to need your help with…
  • I was wondering if you could take responsibility for …?
  • Would you be willing to assist with…?
  • It would be great if you could head up the …?
  • I would like you to take charge on the …? 
****And there is much more language offered throughout our courses****


Idiom of the Month
“…by the book”

Meaning: If you do something by the book, you do it exactly as you are supposed to.

Example:  It is important that we go by the book and follow the rules exactly. I don’t want to make a mistake and be disqualified.





  • ・・・に関して協力していただきたいのですが
  • ・・・の責任を担っていただきたいのですが
  • ・・・の手助けをしていただけますか?
  • ・・・を率いて頂けると嬉しいのですが
  • あなに・・・を担当して頂きたいのですが
イディオムby the book

使用例It is important that we go by the book and follow the rules exactly. I don’t want to make a mistake and be disqualified.

Tokyo Office News

New Staff Admission

5 new employees joined the Tokyo office in July. As usual, we have gathered various global people including those from a major IT company and another who experienced studying abroad in Fiji and England. The atmosphere of the Tokyo office is upbeat and lively due to the increasing numbers of in-house staff and new energy.  All new members of GDI have unique backgrounds and characters to match. Things are getting exciting!!!

Company Events

On July 3rd, we held a “Unplugged Night” at the Tokyo office. It was a small-scale musical event, so we planned it like a home party.   We were able to interact with guests and establish relationships with them, and thus the event was concluded with great success. Chatting while listening to the music our staff played, all participants were able to enjoy themselves. In addition to this, on July 11th we held a communication training course where James, our CEO, served as the instructor.  The training theme was “Effective Presentations.”  
IT Business

At the Tokyo Office, we support many IT projects. When you hear IT, what kind of jobs do you imagine? A few examples are: Document Creation, Smartphone Application Development, and Internet Connectivity and Support. These are all just a few examples of the many projects there are there in the IT market. IT is quite close and related to everyday life, and also is inseparable from our society now.In Japan, Globalization is expanding day by day. Many of the employees at the Tokyo Office have had experiences traveling abroad and are able to use that global experience and IT ability to lead the project success.

Below, we would like to introduce one specific project in which one of our engineers is engaged in at the present time.
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system monitors the date interchange between food manufacturers and retail stores.

【Monitoring of transmitting/receiving data automation system】
When errors occur while transmitting and/or receiving data, the error is investigated immediately and recovery of the data is performed.

【New Customer Service】
Project registration, testing, and implementation.

We are striving to be a leading Global IT Business and making our best efforts for our customers and Global Society.


Tokyo オフィスでは7月3日に“Unplugged Night”を開催しました。

また、7月11日にはCEO:Jamesさんを講師としてお迎えしてのEnglish Classが開催されました。“効果的なプレゼンテーション”について英語で教えて頂き、楽しく学ぶことができました。








GDI Global Consulting

In this month’s edition of our GDI Communications’ Consulting Division report, we bring you news, not from overseas, but from in-country. Yes, last month we did not have any overseas trips to exhibitions or customers, which was a welcomed change. After a busy first half of the year, overseas travel slowed down and let us focus on in-country services and get caught up on much needed paperwork.
One of the in-country events we did attend was Interphex Tokyo 2015. This is the largest Pharmaceutical Exhibition in Japan! Once again, GDI Communications’ Consultants assisted Iwata Label at this event and met with several potential customers and overseas agents. From these meetings, we were able to secure visits to several potential agents in India, which we will be visiting later this month with Iwata Label’s Global Team.
Other in-country services include support for two other local companies both in the process of overseas expansion.  Specialized automotive related inspection machine manufacturing and confectionery production are the areas of focus for these two clients.  We have assisted with redesigning and localization of websites as well as connecting them with potential distributors in Dubai. We have also conducted market research and partner company analysis to enable potential collaboration of ideas and technology with companies in Canada to supply machines and servicing to the automotive industry.
As you can see, even if we stay in-country, there is always plenty on the plate to do. We will continue to do our best to support our clients and enable them to achieve their overseas expansion goals. In next month’s Consulting Column you will see what happened in India and what’s up next for the other firms we support.





GDI Overseas Studies &


Hello from sunny and hot GDI!

This month we would like to introduce one of our partnership schools PGIC.
PGIC is a language school that was founded in 1994 and has 3 campuses in Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto. PGIC is known for the highest quality of language education and very strict “English Only” policy. Students come from all over the world hence PGIC seems to be one of the most international schools in Canada.

The greatest advantage of PGIC is that they offer various kinds of elective classes. Students are able to study Basic English in the morning, while they have the opportunity to choose more academic based English and professional skill based classes to meet their own specific needs in the afternoon. Below is list of some of the elective classes which are available:

PGIC’s elective class example

English skills Test preparation Job

  • Functional English
  • Power Listening
  • Discussion Skill
  • TOEIC Listening and Reading
  • Café Training Skills
  • Hospitality English
  • Medical English

PGIC is effective for students interested in taking a working holiday and for those looking to study abroad. One thing to keep in mind is that PGIC classes run at one-month intervals, and we highly recommend that potential students check course availability prior to registration.

Thank you for reading and if you are interested in PGIC, please contact us directly!







英語スキル 資格対策 職業関連科目

  • 日常生活で役立つ英語
  • パワーリスニング
  • ディスカッションスキル
  • TOEIC対策リスニング&リーディング
  • カフェトレーニングスキル
  • 接客英語
  • 医療英語






SFN (Santa & Friends Nagoya) held its 10th Anniversary annual Summer BBQ on July 12th at Shonairyokuchi Park

This event is now one of the annual popular events for SFN, where all children from the orphanages we support look forward to.
The reasons the children become so excited is basically because of the wonderful BBQ and variety of fun water games!!  It was a very hot day and the cooling water activities were very much welcomed.
Over 100 children and 40 volunteers enjoyed the event together this year.

As volunteers, we prepared extremely well in advance including preparation meetings to decide key roles and responsibilities for the various activities, as well as activity, food and drink shopping for more than 150 people!!!

We are proud to say that all GDI Nagoya staff supported this event for the children even on such a hot summer day! Thank you everyone for all support and effort! 







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