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Pernille Rudlin
Pernille Rudlin is an expert on cross-cultural communication between Japan and Europe.
May 03, 2017 06:10 AM
We have launched a monthly themed newsletter to guide subscribers through our online content such as articles, videos and other resources. Premium paid susbcribers can also access our online e-learning.

Apr 17, 2017 10:06 AM
This fascinating article(JPNS) explains that the younger generation in Japan use the more formal "-san" with each other at work because they no longer see their companies as family.

Feb 09, 2017 07:15 AM
Why Japanese customers won't pay for service

Dec 27, 2016 11:35 AM
In a year where fierce political argument and debate has raged in the UK and the US, I thought this article I wrote about the cultural differences in attitudes to argument and debate for the Teikoku Databank News is worth revisiting.

Oct 13, 2016 04:49 AM
"Africa is Japan Upside Down" said Sir Paul Collier at a talk I attended a while ago. Nonetheless he saw opportunities for Japan there. The recent TICAD conference in Nairobi has heralded a renewed interest in Africa from our clients, so we are delighted to announce the appointment of Justin Wolff as our South Africa Representative.

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