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

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I don’t think my parents quite realised what an impact their decision to move to Japan when I was six years old would have on my life, even into adulthood.

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

Special orders do upset us, if you’re a restaurant in Japan

A strong-willed young adventurer sets her sights on Japan, only to lock horns with a ferocious home stay mother, in this enjoyable read.

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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