Bridging leaders through
strategic communication

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Bridging leaders through strategic communication

ABOUT

Athenairis bridges the gap between different cultures by creating communities and enabling research projects for various policy and social issues.

Consultants with more than a decade of rich experiences in research and strategic communication will provide you with project management and communication support. We can make your vision become a reality with our energy and capability. The name of the company, Athenairis, is a combination of the Greek goddess Athena and Iris, who symbolize what the company is about. Athena, is a goddess of wisdom and war strategy, and most importantly, she is a companion of heroes. Iris is the personification of the rainbow and she’s a messenger who bridges the gods to humanity. Like Athena, we will support your endeavor to reach abroad with solid strategy, and like Iris, we’ll link different cultures through communication support and consultancy.

SERVICES

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

 

Athenairis offers “strategic communication” when the two parties meet.

This intricate work requires more than just translation and interpretation.

Sometimes consecutive interpretation takes time and loses the momentum and smooth flow of conversation.

At the same time, the communication style between Japan and the western world is quite different, and goes beyond the language barrier. Interpreted words are often “lost-in- translation” because they are understood differently due to cultural and behavioral differences.

Athenairis will work together with clients, and go beyond interpretation and the simple exchange of languages, through consultation in advance, interpretation with communication navigation.

Our mission is to make sure that your goals will be achieved throughout the meeting.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

We can take away part of the burden of completing international projects.

In addition to language support through translation and interpretation, we are also capable of managing portions of your international projects through researching, setting-up meetings and conducting expert interviews, writing reports, and so forth, on your behalf.

Let’s have a consultation to determine how our skills may best help you.

RESEARCH

 

More and more, the global economy is intertwined; there is no major economy that will not be affected by another major power’s policy and regulatory changes. Such regulatory changes are the result of discussions and issues raised by industries, academia, and NGOs.

Monitoring such activities and knowing what’s coming ahead of time is crucial. At the same time, through the internet, information is everywhere and seems easy to access. However, in this era of alternative facts and fake news, the internet contains information based on incorrect facts and mistaken translations.

Athenairis’ experts have over a decade of experience researching policy issues in Washington DC and can help to inform you with appropriate information in a timely manner.

Mariko Fukumura

P R E S I D E N T

Mariko Fukumura has supported the policy-making process through her dedicated research, as well as strategic communication over the past 11 years.

She led more than 150 policy and regulatory research projects in science and technology policy (nanotechnology, chemical materials regulation, bioethics etc.), as well as national security issues at Washington CORE.

Through these projects, she supported over 300 interviews and helped to build long-term relationships between the parties of different nations.

She traveled to Guatemala and lived in Mexico in 2015 for her sabbatical, learning Spanish and Latin American culture.

Mariko has a M.P.I.A. (Master of Pacific International Affairs) from the University of California, San Diego, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

She also graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, earning her B.A. in International Politics.

TESTIMONIAL

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“It wasn’t an easy project, but through utilizing her own network, she expanded our list of interviewees, and swiftly got interview appointments. Due to her preparation, she smoothly navigated the conversation during interviews. Her reports were in full volume with multiple information sources, which enhanced the content of the interviews.”

 

Tetsu Yoshida, Japanese patent attorney / US intellectual law firm

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Athenairis LLC did a fantastic job in assisting us in hosting our feedback survey event for targeted professionals, including think-tank research fellows, college professors, and other stakeholders in Washington DC. The firm was very responsive to our schedule, was quick to understand our intention and goals, provided a detail-oriented approach with in-depth analysis, and solicited the professionals feedback in an effective and efficient manner. With great help from Athenairis, we were able to gain invaluable knowledge and actionable insight into what we need to further improve our program. We definitely would like to work with the company again based on its dedication, professionalism, and spirit of creativity.

 

Consultant, Research Consulting Firm

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“It wasn’t an easy project, but through utilizing her own network, she expanded our list of interviewees, and swiftly got interview appointments. Due to her preparation, she smoothly navigated the conversation during interviews. Her reports were in full volume with multiple information sources, which enhanced the content of the interviews.”

Tetsu Yoshida, Japanese patent attorney / US intellectual law firm

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Athenairis LLC did a fantastic job in assisting us in hosting our feedback survey event for targeted professionals, including think-tank research fellows, college professors, and other stakeholders in Washington DC. The firm was very responsive to our schedule, was quick to understand our intention and goals, provided a detail-oriented approach with in-depth analysis, and solicited the professionals feedback in an effective and efficient manner. With great help from Athenairis, we were able to gain invaluable knowledge and actionable insight into what we need to further improve our program. We definitely would like to work with the company again based on its dedication, professionalism, and spirit of creativity.

Consultant, Research Consulting Firm

CLIENTS

WHY US

“Athenairis LLC” offer comprehensive services when you want to expand your reach out to Japan, or viseversa, from Japan to other nations. From research to guiding delegation and conducting interviews, while writing up reports, we will support your endeavor.

MULTI – CULTURAL

Having lived in both the U.S. and Japan for more than 15 years, our staff know not only the languages but the cultures, behavioral differences, and customs of both countries.

LOCATION

Our headquarters is located in Washington DC.

This allows us to understand and be a part of the city’s day-to- day workings.

Our location is one step away from the U.S. Federal Government agencies, the Congress, industry group, and various international organizations, such as the World Bank.

EXPERIENCES

Our staff has experience with conducting more than 300 interviews, over 150 research projects, across 70 nations, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa.

MULTI-CULTURAL

Having lived in both the U.S. and Japan for more than 15 years, our staff know not only the languages but the cultures, behavioral differences, and customs of both countries.

LOCATION

Our headquarters is located in Washington DC.

This allows us to understand and be a part of the city’s day-to- day workings.

Our location is one step away from the U.S. Federal Government agencies, the Congress, industry group, and various international organizations, such as the World Bank.

EXPERIENCES

Our staff has experience with conducting more than 300 interviews, over 150 research projects, across 70 nations, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa.