Language Learning

JLPT2019

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

“The JLPT Is a Much Bigger Deal than I’d Thought” 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. Feature image above from https://www.jlpt.jp/e/ – visit for latest information about the JLPT. When Alex Farrell, a …

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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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