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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.

I really hope this government survey is showing a lasting trend and signals the end of presenteeism and tsukiai zangyou (facetime overtime) which has surely damaged Japan's productivity, depressed the birthrate and increase the national stress level.

Veteran of more flights to and from Japan than she cares to count, Rochelle Kopp reveals the must-have items and key tips for making a long-distance plane flight more comfortable. Don’t get on a plane without them!

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.

What leads people to settle in another country and do you end up feeling like a foreigner in your home country?

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