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Pernille Rudlin
Pernille Rudlin is an expert on cross-cultural communication between Japan and Europe.
Sep 01, 2016 08:34 AM
There's been plenty of analysis on why Japan, the UK and the USA have such low or declining productivity levels - even if employment is relatively healthy. I observed envy making levels of efficiency and work/life balance during my recent trips to the Netherlands, which may have show some cultural factors at work, as I observed in my article here.

May 18, 2016 04:19 AM
Lessons in managing risk do not seem to have been learned twenty years’ on, with a seeming procession of Japanese Presidents bowing their heads in shame at unanticipated risks and covered up mistakes which escalate into full blown crises.

Mar 21, 2016 07:14 AM
Spring came early in Europe this year, inspiring me to write an article for the Teikoku Databank News on what Spring means in Europe and Japan, spring cleaning and the origins of the Easter Bunny

Feb 19, 2016 08:51 AM
We have decided to celebrate in 2016 - with a series of lunch seminars for clients - the 12th anniversary of the founding of Japan Intercultural Consulting Europe. The excuse is that we have completed the full cycle of the Japanese/Chinese years, back to the Year of the Monkey.

Sep 09, 2015 10:52 AM
Does Hitachi's abolition of seniority based pay to improve global mobility mean that globalization will bring the end to Japanese lifetime employment and seniority based pay?

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