International Protocol, Global Etiquette, Intercultural Communication

Why choose ICPA?

Asia's premier international protocol and etiquette training school dedicated to your success


All Levels Welcome

From beginners to experts, our courses cater to all proficiency levels. Start your journey at any point.


Internationally Recognised

Our certifications are accredited in the UK and Japan, opening doors worldwide.


Comprehensive Support

Beyond training, we offer ongoing consultancy to ensure your continued success and growth.


Unique East-West Approach

Blend Eastern wisdom with Western practices for a truly global perspective on etiquette.


Practical, Real-World Skills

Gain hands-on experience with role-playing and real-life scenarios for immediate application.


Cultural Immersion Experience

Learn in the heart of Japan for an authentic, immersive cultural experience that goes beyond the classroom.

International Protocol and Global Etiquette Specialist Certificate Programmes

Foo those who aim to become a professional consultant, coach, or instructor.

International Protocol Train the Trainers

The world's only global programme to become a specialist in international protocol from East and West

Become an international protocol specialist

Obtain a global protocol specialist license to become an inspiring global trainer and be successful in your field around the globe!
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International Protocol and Global Etiquette

For those seeking to learn to enhance their global competencies

ICPA Features To Support Your Learning Journey

We do not just teach etiquette; we guide you through a transformative experience of Japanese culture. Our programme is designed to nurture your cultural intelligence, helping you navigate the nuances of Japanese society with confidence and authenticity.

  • Access to our state-of-the-art training facilities
  • Immersive cultural experiences in authentic settings
  • Complimentary refreshments during sessions
  • Practical dining etiquette sessions with authentic cuisine
  • 24/7 access to our online learning platform
  • Comprehensive slide decks for review
  • Supplementary study materials
  • Interactive lesson quizzes
  • Pre-course and post-course assessments
  • Personalized progress reports
  • One-on-one consultations with cultural experts
  • Access to our global social platform for students
  • Detailed course workbook
  • Handouts and reference guides
  • Official ICPA course completion certificate
  • Digital badge for your professional profiles
  • Regular updates to course materials
  • Access to the latest information on etiquette, culture, and protocol
  • Comprehensive instructor’s manual (for those in the Specialist Programme)
  • Exclusive access to our Specialist social platform
  • All instructional materials for teaching global etiquette and International protocol (and Japanese ones)
  • Full video recordings of all lessons for review
  • Interactive virtual etiquette practice sessions
Note: Features may vary depending on the specific course and level chosen. Please refer to individual course descriptions for a detailed list of inclusions.

Mari Cecilia Murata

Founder / Principal / Main Instructor

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“If You Are Committed To Your Advancement And Future Achievements, Allow Me To Assist You. I Will Collaborate With You To Secure Your Success.”

Specialises in training Japanese and international professionals in the fields of international protocol, global etiquette, and intercultural communication, as well as corporate and embassy training. She also imparts cross-cultural English instruction to Japanese learners.

  • International Social Etiquette Specialist
  • International Business Cross-Culture Specialist
  • International Protocol Specialist
  • TOEIC: 990 (perfect score)
  • English Language Proficiency Test: First Grade
  • Cambridge English Qualifications: C1 Advanced+ (world-class English test at equal business level with native speakers)

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Want to succeed in the world?

You have reached The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan – ICPA, which delivers international protocol training in Japan, and are concerned about the following matters?

  • I wish to work internationally, but am not confident in my current skills.
  • I am confident in my skills, but sometimes I feel uncertain about my behaviour when interacting with people from other countries.
  • I would like to qualify as a protocol professional who can work internationally, but I am not quite sure where to go.
  • I aim to develop my career and become more and more successful, and am looking for learning that will help me achieve this’.
  • I have trouble with intercultural interaction’.

We understand that you have a wide range of concerns.

At The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan – ICPA, you can learn world-class international protocol, Japanese etiquette and cross-cultural exchange skills that are essential for global success.

Do you know why the world’s leading experts study Japanese culture?

It is because they recognise that the skills and attitudes that are essential in today’s global society are the communication skills, concepts and principles that Japan has cherished since ancient times. International protocol and etiquette, as well as the theory of cross-cultural understanding, can be learned from the essence of Japanese culture and spirit.

In addition, the international etiquette and protocol taught by The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan – ICPA is accredited in the UK, enabling you to learn global skills from the cultures of countries represented in the East and West.

Only at The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan – ICPA can you learn international protocols that are accepted worldwide. The learning is so comprehensive that it will enable you to succeed wherever you go.

Learning international protocol at ICPA will transform your life

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The one and only premier specialist school in Asia

Comprehensive International Protocol Education

The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan-ICPA’s educational objective is to establish and impart internationally accredited cross-cultural communication education and international protocol education as a truly international skills training method.

We are very proud to be the market leader in the global market.

The InterCultural Protocol Academy of Japan-ICPA offers a full package of international standard and cultural education in Japan and abroad. It is exclusively accredited by LEPSW – The Etiquette and Protocol Schools of the World, a group of protocol executives, to represent Japan.

As an international executive partner and a specialist in international cross-cultural communication and protocol education, LEPSW fully supports companies and individuals in transforming their social and professional lives through the study of international standard studies.

We also support individuals and companies from overseas to learn about Japanese culture and etiquette and improve their ability to communicate with native speakers. Students can learn about cultural differences and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture to establish better communication with the Japanese.

There is also great value in learning from Japan, a country of courtesy and a leader in non-verbal language, which is the key to success in the global arena.

By developing cross-cultural communication skills, students can build trusting relationships with different people from all over the world.

With our unique, customised programmes accredited in the UK, together with top-class partners from around the world, and teaching methods only available in Japan, we fully support you and your business as a leader in modern society.

Be successful as a global elite

We support highly motivated individuals and corporations