It is always difficult to please and understand a Japanese person because of cultural differences and the language barrier. In general, hard-selling tactics do not work in this country and you should avoid using hand gestures to explain your points. In Japan, the best option is to use a qualitative approach which consists in delivering … Continue reading Japan – Is running meetings difficult?
During any kind of business transactions, Japanese value high protocol, and especially etiquette. This rule is valid for foreigners living in Japan as well. Nevertheless, in many cases Japanese people are forgiving to foreigners because they demonstrate respect and effort to grasp Japanese culture and business etiquette. If you have some issues, they will lend … Continue reading 3 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO CONSIDER WHILE RUNNING A BUSINESS MEETING IN JAPAN
Relationships are important in every country, and even more so in a “high context” country such as Japan. There you will need to build relationships, take care of your existing relationships, understand why and with whom you build relationships, and avoid certain kind of relationships. You also need to understand the network of relationships in … Continue reading Build strong relationships with Japanese