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Japanese Business Culture Blog

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



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As we often point out in our seminars, it's not just the language barrier that causes problems when using English with Japanese colleagues, it's that English just sounds rude sometimes to Japanese ears, because it's so direct.
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We are delighted to announce our schedule of seminars in Europe for 2012.
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A plan that has been beaten up on a tatakidai, until consensus is reached, has a far better chance of success in execution, particularly if the participants are remotely located, than an open ended discussion, where he who talks most and loudest tends to win through.
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Un projet débattu à partir d’un tatakidai, jusqu’à l’obtention d’un consensus, a plus de chances de réussir (surtout si les intervenants sont géographiquement dispersés). Et cela permet d’éviter les discussions ouvertes où celui qui parle le plus et le plus fort l’emporte.
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There needs to be a conscious process set up for communicating between Japanese operations and the rest of the world.
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