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Business Passport to Japan: Revised and Updated Edition

Business Passport to Japan by Brian Szepkouski - buy it on AmazonBusiness Passport to Japan offers a fresh approach to doing business with Japan.

In this updated version, you’ll find tips and insights for long-term success that go beyond the logistical details of meetings, etiquette, and protocol. Authors Brian Szepkouski and Sue Shinomiya reveal the mindsets and cultural values behind the behaviors and situations you will encounter─especially those that are changing as Japan’s “blue-suit” corporate culture gives way to dynamic global forces and a more diverse, younger, tech-savvy workforce.

Business Passport to Japan demystifies certain current cultural and communication barriers that can present a challenge to establishing—and keeping—Japanese business relationships. Delving deeper than the typical guidelines on protocol and courtesy, this book reveals the thought processes and cultural values that influence certain behaviors and situations during business dealings—all in an easy-to-read, interactive format loaded with practical tips.

Perfect for both newcomers and those who’ve had former dealings in Japan, Business Passport to Japan presents readers with helpful case studies, proven methods, and real examples from the field. The guide includes:

  • A summary of emerging trends in a changing, global Japan
  • Tips for conducting smooth negotiations
  • Techniques to achieve more effective communication
  • Ways to read and interpret body language and non-verbal communication
  • Easy-to-follow diagrams, maps, resource lists, and references
  • A crash-course in Japanese history and culture, including a timeline
  • Advice on how to unwind and make the most of your time in Japan

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Brian S. Szepkouski, M.A., CTAA
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