• Effective message delivery and reputation risk elimination

Crisis Training

Parthenon Japan offers one-stop crisis management solutions. Our services include one-on-one or group sessions, crisis simulations, and issue-based support. Even in the most stressful situations, we assist clients in key messaging development, press releases, and even body language. With our guidance, you’ll soon be in control.

Media Training

Any press conference or media interview can be a make-or-break moment. By working with our team of expert media trainers and communication experts, you’ll maximize opportunity and minimize risk. Parthenon Japan prides itself on giving our clients the tools to confidently deliver messaging.

Core Strengths

  • Spokesperson training sessions and workshops

  • Review and fine-tuning of key messages

  • Veteran trainers with unparalleled experience in English and Japanese

  • Team and equipment ready to go at a moment’s notice


David Wagner for Parthenon Japan

David Wagner

Crisis & Media Training Specialist

Senior Advisor


  • Over 25 years of experience in crisis management & media training
  • Has worked with over 550 organizations
  • Author of 24 books and host of 2 TV shows
  • MA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies


David Wagner is a Senior Advisor leading Parthenon Japan‘s Crisis Communications practice. He has unparalleled experience as a media training and crisis communication consultant. He has worked with more than 550 organizations, including ambassadors, Fortune 500 executives, and government organizations world-wide.

David is a go-to consultant and an expert in fine-tuning message delivery for executives of multinational corporations. He is also a recognized global PR strategist for Japanese firms and the Government of Japan. His expertise has been sought by organizations including Google, Goldman Sachs, and the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office.

David’s extensive career includes leading Japan-based communications training teams at Kreab and Edelman. He has also authored 24 books on business communication and media relations. Additionally, he was creator and host of two national TV series on global business skills for Japan’s national broadcaster NHK. He holds a M.A. degree in Japan’s economic and political system from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

A native of Denver, Colorado, David served as communications advisor to the Democratic National Committee during the 2018 US elections.