Language Learning

The JLPT Is a Much Bigger Deal than I’d Thought [Summary]

This is a summary of the debut post from Alex Farrell‘s blog, “The Kyoto Linguist“, discussing the Japanese language, translation, travel writing and more. The original article is here. When Alex Farrell, a creative translator and travel writer based in Kyoto, Japan, recently posted on LinkedIn about having passed the highest level of the Japanese …

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Japanese Global Companies

Inspired by the title of the influential Seven Habits of Highly Effective People bestseller by Dr. Stephen Covey, I will look at the underlying mindset and behaviors necessary for the successful globalization of Japanese companies in the most significant areas, as expressed by seven key business “habits.” My definition of “globalization” here does not mean …

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