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A blog about communications between Japan and other cultures, particularly in business.

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Japanese firms in the Mideast
Japanese management
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As we often point out in our seminars, it's not just the language barrier that causes problems when using English with Japanese colleagues, it's that English just sounds rude sometimes to Japanese ears, because it's so direct.