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Japanese Business Culture Blog

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



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Wiggle, a UK based online cycling accessories retailer, has been highly successful thanks to sales both to Japanese and British customers, but listening to a recent presentation by one of Wiggle’s managers made me realise it wasn’t just luck that enabled them to ride these waves of popularity.
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Many have said that there is a “bamboo ceiling” for Asians that prevents them from rising to senior posts in American firms. A close look at some of the cultural reasons that may be behind this phenomenon, based on a recent presentation at the Silicon Valley chapter of TiE.
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A summary of the key cultural issues to be aware of when working with Japanese staff.
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« Globalisation » est un mot qui devint soudain à la mode au Japon dans les années 90. Vingt ans plus tard, est-il une réalité ?
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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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