About Us

About Cogent Language

Cogent Language is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). It offers innovative learning opportunities in design, collaboration, project know-how, and leadership. It serves businesses, small, medium, and large, as well as universities interested in entrepreneurship, design thinking, or project management, and international schools wishing to launch project-based learning (PBL) or to enhance their ongoing PBL, internship, or career-oriented programs. Managing Director Dan Clapper grew up in Silicon Valley. A neighbor of Steve Jobs and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford, he went on to design instructional systems in more than a dozen countries for some of the leading organizations in intercultural education before setting up Cogent Language in Tokyo.

Our History

We were founded as a US limited liability company (LLC) under Arizona law in 2005. At first, the only offering of Cogent Language was pure consulting on global human resource development. Our major clients were US and Asia Pacific multinationals.

After a series of successful engagements in Japan, we opened operations in Tokyo in 2007 and began working with domestic and global businesses here. In 2018, we were approved by the Project Management Institute as a a Registered Education Provider.

As our network grew, we began to provide career education advice, and services in curriculum design for schools as well. For project-based learning (PBL) in schools, we were early adopters of tablet devices and cloud-based platforms. We continue to innovate in these areas.

In 2019, we will be launching courses in design, collaboration, and project know-how for the general public. They will be kicking off in Harajuku in January. Look for more information on these exciting new offerings here.