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Working with Japanese

The print version of a collection of Pernille Rudlin's articles on working with Japanese customers (internal and external) is now available on

It’s been another busy year here at Japan Intercultural Consulting and as always we are grateful to our clients for giving us the opportunity to assist them with their cross-cultural training and consulting needs.

For over 20 years Japan Intercultural Consulting has provided sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training conducted in Japanese to Japanese-affiliated companies in the U.S. Responding to requests from our clients, we are now offering an online version of this course.

The norms of the workplace are rooted in our educational systems.

Yes, but once a week lessons will lead to frustration! Make sure you know your vocation first. Loving Japan is not enough. Read on to find out why learning Japanese is like learning skiing.

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