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



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Yes, but once a week lessons will lead to frustration! Make sure you know your vocation first. Loving Japan is not enough. Read on to find out why learning Japanese is like learning skiing.
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Europeans often ask me if it is worth trying to learn Japanese. I usually say yes, but that it is important to have realistic expectations. Adults who have become fluent in Japanese have done so by totally immersing themselves in the Japanese language, thereby rewiring their brain. I wrote an article about this for a Japanese magazine in the UK.
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Spoken Japanese is not very hard to learn, but its current writing system is very hard to master. Pay attention to the context in which each Japanese word or expression is used and the connotations it adds.
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The characters used to write my name imply “intimate world” or “world peace”. Through my work experience in Japan, “Down Under,” in the Pacific, and the U. S. mainland, I have learned how the people of different cultures can work together productively.
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