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

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Working with Japanese

There is a disucssion in the Japan Intercultural Consulting Group on the problem of long working hours in Japanese companies both at home and abroad. Here is the historical background and the cause/solutions to the problem.

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.

There have been quite a few articles in the Japanese media recently about "vegetarian" soshokukei Japanese men

Apologies play an important role in meeting Japanese expectations when something goes wrong.

My journey from teenage artist and ukiyoe fan to employee at a Japanese bank in Tokyo, setting the stage for my career in cross-cultural communications.

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