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Business Passport to Japan

Business Passport to Japan

Revised and Updated Edition
October 2007
Trade Paperback · 248 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $16.50 CAN · £9.99 U.K. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781933330471
Stone Bridge Press


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This updated guide offers a fresh, interactive approach to doing business in Japan by presenting practical tips in an easy-to-read format. It goes beyond the logistical details of meetings, courtesy, and protocol to uncover the thought processes and cultural values behind the behaviors and situations readers may encounter—especially those that are changing as Japan’s “blue suit” corporate culture gives way to a younger, laid-back, and more Internet-savvy workforce. Throughout the guide, readers are encouraged to take the long view to develop lasting successes. Indispensable for newcomers and veterans alike.

Sue Shinomiya (Portland, OR) and Brian Szepkouski (New York City area) are consultants with extensive experience working in Japan.

About the Authors

A business consultant, corporate trainer, coach, webinar leader and entrepreneur specializing in global business effectiveness. 20 years in the field, 9 years working and living in Japan, and 6 years on-site at Intel, Japan. Clients include Nike, Microsoft, Gap, NEC, Hitachi, Starbucks. Board member of SIETAR USA. Intercultural consultant/executive coach working with companies worldwide. Assists companies with global expansion to Asia. MA in HR Development and worked as a PR executive for Japanese and American corporations. Lived in Japan, studied at Tokyo University as a Rotary scholar, and taught at a high school in northern Japan. Ex-deputy director public affairs for Japan Society NY.