This “quick fix” guide will give you inside information on how to do business and cope with business socialising in Japan.
Despite what some would have you believe, there’s nothing particularly mysterious or complicated about doing business with the Japanese, but there are some important rules to follow in order to avoid causing offense and to ensure that things go smoothly. This title gives you practical tips on how to navigate your way through a business trip to Japan, and on how to behave and how NOT to behave in both business and business socialising situations. It will help to ensure that you maximise your time in Japan or in dealing with your Japanese business colleagues.
Rochelle Kopp is founder and Managing Principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting, an international training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. Prior to that, Rochelle worked at two US-based international consulting firms, specializing in Japan-US projects. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Pernille Rudlin is fluent in Japanese and spent nearly a decade at Mitsubishi Corporation, before starting her own consulting company. She has conducted seminars for Japanese and European companies on intercultural communications and management and has written or contributed to several books on Japanese business and management