About Us

About Us

Many Truths is a culture and diversity management consultancy with a special focus on global Japanese business. We help Japanese business people and those who work with the Japanese to achieve their business goals together more effectively by enhancing the intercultural competences of individuals, teamsand organizations.

Our vision and mission

Many Truths is not for ‘do’s and don’ts’ or for a quick fix. However, even a short half-day session with us can bring about a long lasting mindset change in the way you look at and deal with cultural diversity: a mindset of openness and curiosity about different cultures.

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Masako Kato

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Masako Kato is the founder and driving force behind Many Truths. Originally from Japan, she was an expatriate child as well as a foreign exchange student in the US. After earning her MA in International Relations from Sophia University in Tokyo, she moved to the Netherlands. She worked at Fujifilm in Tilburg for 16 years. There she was responsible for Japanese expatriate management and was involved in various Human Resources Management projects. These included performance evaluation and compensation systems building, organizational development and corporate culture change – working with Dutch and Japanese management.

Having lived in the Netherlands for 30 years, Masako Kato has extensive personal and professional experiences with people from various cultural backgrounds. Cultural diversities have always fascinated her and it has become her passion and life’s work to help others see various cultural perspectives and excel in achieving their goals in a culturally diverse environment.

Masako Kato delivers training and workshops in Europe, Japan and USA. She delivers her services in English, Dutch and Japanese.

Professional Qualifications of Masako Kato

Certified Consultant of Intercultural Management and Organizational Management and Change and an associate partner of Hofstede Insights (https://www.hofstede-insights.com).

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Associate Certified Coach of the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org).

Certified Practitioner of Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching ™ (ORSC™) from the Center for Right Relationship (www.crrglobal.com)


Certified facilitator of The Leadership Circle Profile (https://leadershipcircle.com)

Certified facilitator of the Intercultural Readiness Check (www.irc-center.com) from International Business Improvement (www.ibinet.nl)


Authorized Facilitator of Team Diagnostics™ from Team Coaching International (www.teamcoachinginternational.com)

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Licenced Facilitator of Virtual Performance Assessment VPA® from Intercultures (www.intercultures.de)


Completed Core Courses of Co-Active® Coaching at the Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com)

Professional partners

Hofstede Insights

Masako Kato of Many Truths is an Associate Partner of Hofstede Insights (https://www.hofstede-insights.com). Hofstede Insights are leading experts in Intercultural Management and Organizational Culture Management and Change. Currently around 200 consultants operate in 35 countries. 

Hofstede Insights offer cultural management services based on the academic work of Prof. Dr. Geert Hofstede and have over 30 years of experience in helping clients identify and implement practical and culturally sensitized  management practices. Their strong academic foundation, unique tools and experienced consultants enable their clients to go beyond cultural awareness. They do this by empowering their clients to effectively recognize, adapt to and deal with challenging cultural situations and turn the challenges around into a competitive advantage.

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IBI (Intercultural Business Improvement) (www.ibinet.nl)

Masako Kato delivers a country specific culture program on Japan for IBI.


Intercultures (www.intercultures.de)

Masako Kato works for this Berlin-based intercultural management consultancy as a consultant.


LeaderQuest (www.leaderquest.nl)


Many Truths partners with LeaderQuest in team coaching and leadership development programs.

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