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

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Japanese employers need to view employees departing for foreign companies as “alumni”; by keeping in touch and keeping the door open should they wish to return a few years later, with experience of another corporate culture. Only then can Japanese companies become truly diverse and global.

Foreign executives in Japanese companies need intensive support and guidance, such as coaching from those experienced in managing Japanese employees, and training on how Japanese boards work, if they are to make a difference without destruction.

Steve Jobs' management style had a lot of in commmon with Japanese.

On Japan's oni joshi (devilish managers) and how people from outside Japan view Japanese etiquette

The book was published in Thai by Chulalongkorn Press in late 2009

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