App Development in Japan, A Love Story IV

The third in a series of articles by Marc Cellucci covering smartphone app development in Japan, from the very beginning up until today. This time the short article, thtat I encourage you to read it all of (very quick read), he discusses a common experience in software development; “crunch time”, where developers have to fit three months’ …

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Looking inside the Japanese mind: the difference between the professional and a private persona

Key subjects: The role of the working environment in communication The prevalence of ‘Tatemae’ and the difficulty to find ‘honne’ The impact of ‘unspoken rules’ and etiquette in common culture Japanese act differently A summary from Kim Christian Botho Pedersen: Looking inside the Japanese mind: 7.1 – Difference between the Japanese employee / professionals and …

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Summary: How social media is being used to successfully promote international trade and investment

Organizations supporting international trade and investment facilitation are “exploring new platforms and showing greater confidence in their abilities to use social media effectively” Social media can be a great way to connect with customers abroad, building your brand, provide services and reduce the distance between you and your customers overseas. The prime steps in establishing …

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US puts tariffs on Japanese Steel and aluminum – imported cars, trucks and auto parts next

Considering that the USA wants to put new tariffs on Japanese imported cars, trucks and auto parts after already having imposed tariffs on Japanese aluminum and steel imports, something must be wrong with the relations between Japan and the US, even if the prime minister of Japan recently said that they are good friends. I …

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The ten commandments (and myths) of staffing your company in Japan

In this Summary of an article by Joe Peters; managing director and recruiting specialist for insurance, e-commerce, and consumer goods at I Search Worldwide K.K., Joe gives us the 10 commandments… on what you shall not do when hiring in Japan. Check out these summarized myths, mistakes and suggestions below, and/or click through to read the …

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