The Team

Martina Sick-Pannen

studied History of Art, Italian Philology and Classical Archaeology – with stays abroad in France, Italy and the USA.
During her 6 years in Yokohama she taught German and German culture. She immersed herself in the Japanese way of life, gaining knowledge which forms the basis of her current work.

As a mediator between the two cultures, she is regarded as a committed authority on the Japanese mentality.

“Anyone who wants to be great must do great things.”


Nagomi Norimatsu

has been living in Germany with her Japanese-Dutch family for 14 years. In Japan, she studied Home Economics at the Prefectural University of Kumamoto and did some research into consumer behavior and marketing for her thesis. After her studies, she worked for Wacoal as a district manager with personnel responsibility.

For us at IHIDA international, these are the best prerequisites to support our Japanese clients, to conduct research and to combine Japanese and Western thinking! What’s more, she also has a very good head for figures!

Her favorite saying in Germany is: “Alles Gute!” which means “All the best!”


The competent network of IHIDA international in Japan and Germany and the best contacts with importers, local authorities and institutions ensure that information is accurate and current.