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Working Effectively With Japanese

April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

“Why do Japanese businesspeople take so long to make decisions?”
“Why doesn’t my boss give me clear instructions?”
“How can I tell a Japanese person that I disagree with them without offending them?”
“What’s the best way to get my colleagues in Japan to answer my questions more quickly?”
“Why do Japanese expatriates work such long hours – and do they expect me to as well?”

Americans who work with Japanese usually have many questions about their managers and colleagues, but no good place to get the answers. This seminar is a great opportunity for American employees working within Japanese companies to get their questions answered by an expert highly skilled in explaining the intricacies of the Japanese business culture and mindset.

Topics to be Covered:

* Japanese business communication style
* Why Japanese tend to be vague/ indirect at work – and how to interpret what they mean
* Why Japanese don’t give a lot of performance feedback
* Overcoming the language barrier
* How to confirm whether you’ve been understood correctly
* How decisions are made in Japanese organizations
* Why Japanese avoid risk
* How to get your proposals accepted by a Japanese organization
* How to make meetings with Japanese more effective
* How to build strong working relationships with Japanese
* How to behave appropriately at meals and other social situations
* What to keep in mind if you travel to Japan for business
* What most bothers Japanese about the Americans they work with

The facilitator for this seminar will be Japan Intercultural Consulting’s Ryo Matsuyama.


April 19, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sheraton Suites Galleria – Atlanta
2844 Cobb Parkway SE
Atlanta, 30339 United States


Japan Intercultural Consulting