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05-24-18
Visiting Tokyo requires some patience for navigating through a complex train and subway system, but once you figure it out, it’s actually very orderly. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics, Tokyo has been ...
05-22-18
Sometimes going out to dinner can bring us closer in our business relationships. Oftentimes, this social aspect is a critical part of doing business beyond the conference room discussions. But what ar...
05-17-18
Commuter trains are so packed in Tokyo that people are almost on top of each other. In fact, they are so overcapacity that people are pushed into the train by the station itself. It’s a strange but ev...
05-15-18
Sometimes people speak literally, and other times you have to read between the lines to find the deeper meaning in someone’s communication – even when you speak their native tongue. The “Americanized”...
05-10-18
When you walk into a conference room for a meeting, how do you choose where to sit when there isn’t assigned seating? There is a bit of strategy involved when picking a seat in the conference room. Be...
05-08-18
“Hey, how are you doing,” is an acceptable form of greeting often used between American business people alongside a handshake. But, if you think that’s an acceptable greeting for your international pa...
05-03-18
My background is Japanese, so sometimes I’m astonished at how casual people are in a meeting with new business prospects. Take the business card exchange, for example. The most often-talked about scen...
05-01-18
This month, we’re taking the discussion offline to talk about the importance of international business etiquette. If you do any international business, this is an important topic for you to follow, an...
04-26-18
Successful online marketing requires a full-circle strategy: setting goals, implementing strategies, and analyzing the data. Google analytics is a popular, free tool that shows you how well your marke...
04-24-18
We no longer sift through the encyclopedia for answers, nor do we flip through the dictionary. We don’t need these big books anymore because we can find all of that information online, and then some. ...