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Japanese Business Culture Blog

A blog about communications between Japan and other cultures, particularly in business.



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From the standpoint of where I am in Silicon Valley, the contrast between how Japanese firms and their American competitors typically approach things is particularly stark.
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I'm delighted that our new "Effective English Communication in Europe" seminar for Japanese working in Europe is almost fully booked. The seminar is designed to bridge the gap described in an article I wrote for the Teikoku Databank News on the dual role a Japanese expatriate should play.
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Some interesting insights on accident rates, slamming the door, reverse parking and self service gasoline
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How learning origami at an early age improves customer service
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Following on from her article on why Germans work less hours than Japanese employees, Professor Ulrike Schaede takes a look in a second article at the need for a German “golden middle path” in Japanese management style.
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