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Whenever you sense a doubt or worry in a Japanese business person you are meeting for the first time, do not hesitate to introduce your credentials.

Wiggle, a UK based online cycling accessories retailer, has been highly successful thanks to sales both to Japanese and British customers, but listening to a recent presentation by one of Wiggle’s managers made me realise it wasn’t just luck that enabled them to ride these waves of popularity.

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.

A summary of the key cultural issues to be aware of when working with Japanese staff.

« Globalisation » est un mot qui devint soudain à la mode au Japon dans les années 90. Vingt ans plus tard, est-il une réalité ?

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