Passport Japan, 3rd Edition


Pub. Date: 2008
Pages: 96
Format: PDF Download
File Size: 4.25″X7″ (10.8X17.78cm)

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Your Pocket Guide to Japanese Business, Customs & Etiquette

This is the electronic version of this book. The PDF can be downloaded immediately after purchase.

Passport Japan contains detailed information about Japanese business practices, negotiating styles, customs, etiquette, government, view of foreigners, and much more.

Success in international business is not just about your product and service or your terms and delivery schedule.

Success in international business is about people, traditions and relationships.

Passport JAPAN will help you:

  • Avoid cultural faux pas
  • Learn about Japanese values and beliefs
  • Understand the reasons behind the actions
  • Develop an effective negotiating style

Don’t leave without your Passport!

Chapter 1: Doing Business Across Cultures
Japan Quick Look
Chapter 2: Country Facts
Chapter 3: The Japanese
Chapter 4: Cultural Stereotypes
Chapter 5: Regional Differences
Business Environment
Chapter 6: Government Business
Chapter 7: The Work Environment
Chapter 8: Women in Business
Chapter 9: Making Connections
Chapter 10: Strategies for Success
Chapter 11: Time
Chapter 12: Business Meetings
Chapter 13: Negotiating with the Japanese
Chapter 14: Business Outside the Law
Customs and Etiquette
Chapter 15: Name & Greetings
Chapter 16: Communications Styles
Chapter 17: Customs
Chapter 18: Dress & Appearance
Chapter 19: Reading the Japanese
Chapter 20: Entertaining
Chapter 21: Socializing
Additional Information
Chapter 22: Basic Japanese Phrases
Chapter 23: Correspondence
Chapter 24: Useful Numbers
Chapter 25: Books and Internet Addresses

Dean Engel was a member of the faculty of New York University for many years and is the author of Global Human Resource Development (Prentice Hall, 1993). In Japan, Dean taught English at Tokyo Kyoiku Daigaku (Tokyo Education University) and at Fukushima University. He was also a teacher trainer for the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education. Dean is the Managing Director of The East West Group, Inc., a consulting firm located in Mill Valley, California, specializing in cross-cultural business and human resource development.

Ken Murakami, a Kyoto native based in the U.S., has served as president of the National Business Institute, senior advisor to Intercultural Communication Specialists and director of Intercultural Training Resources, Inc. He is the author of many books and articles (in both Japanese and English) on language and communication.

Patrick Bray, director of business development for JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), designs strategies for American firms that wish to enter the Japanese marketplace. In 1988, he received a scholarship from the Japanese government to study at the Institute for International Studies and Training in Fujinomia, Japan.

Series Editor: Barbara Szerlip