With Respect to the Japanese: Going to Work in Japan by Tomoko MasumotoWith Respect to the Japanese: Going to Work in Japan by Tomoko Masumoto

With Respect to the Japanese: Going to Work in Japan

byTomoko Masumoto

Paperback | January 16, 2011

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While Japan has been on center stage of the world economy for decades, interactions between the Japanese and Westerners continue to be on the rise. Daily communication in both business and social settings is commonplace, and connections through the Internet and mobile media make what felt distant only a few years ago seem familiar.

Our cultures and social norms remain vastly different, however, and professionals working in Japan are likely to confront new challenges every day. For example, what are the three biggest challenges for Westerners who go to work in Japan? How can you tell when "yes" might mean "no"? When you are the guest in a taxi, who should sit where?

In the fully updated second edition ofWith Respect to the Japanese, readers discover not only answers to basic etiquette questions, but also how to communicate successfully with the Japanese and, in the process, earn mutual respect.

John C. Condon and Tomoko Masumoto use real-life examples (from kindergarten classrooms to the boardroom) to explain the contrast between these two distinct cultures. In this essential guide to Japanese culture, you will learn how vital societal characteristics affect communication, decision making, management styles and many other aspects of work and everyday relationships.
John Condon is a famous cross-cultural communication specialist who has spent much of his life living and working with the Japanese.
Title:With Respect to the Japanese: Going to Work in JapanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6.12 × 0.38 inPublished:January 16, 2011Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0984247122

ISBN - 13:9780984247127


Editorial Reviews

A valuable book for those working in Japan for the first time, as well as for those who are in the position to teach or train newcomers to Japan . . . to understand what is expected at the Japanese workplace.-Eriko Machi, professor, Reitaku University and president, SIETAR Japan