Business Culture

04-05-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET

Webinar 170: Working in Japan as an Expatriate, part 2 (Step-by-step guide and checklist for future expatriates)

By sending expatriates to Japan, the headquarters will have a better understanding of the Japanese market and improve communication with the local employees

20-04-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET

Webinar 169: Working in Japan as an Expatriate, part 1 (Achieving assignment success)

Expatriate assignments in Japan: practical guidance towards helping EU-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) avoid assignment failure and achieve assignment success

About Business Culture

As 3rd largest economy in the world, Japan represents a strategic interest for EU companies. The country has the second highest spending worldwide on R&D, and its companies remain amongst the most valuable and technologically advanced in the world.

Presentation: Do’s and Don’ts in the Japanese Business Environment

About the Presentation 

The objective of this presentation is to provide EU Businesses with concrete examples of do’s and don’ts in the Japanese business environment. These tips are a good way to adapt one’s behaviour to the Japanese environment and enhance personal relationships. These tips are all the more important in the Japanese business environment since the impact of culture on day-to-day business relations is huge. 


Presentation: Decision-making Process in Japan

About the Presentation 

Many Europeans who have worked with Japanese often point out their observation that it takes much longer for Japanese to make a decision. This video explains why it may take a long time for Japanese to make a decision and also suggests tips on what you can do to accelerate a decision-making process.



Report: Smart guide for your first meeting with Japanese

About the Report: 

Japanese business culture is often perceived as one of the biggest obstacles to starting business in Japan for many foreign companies thinking of entering the Japanese market. Thus, this report gives an insightful overview of business culture in Japan. It guides you through the basic Japanese business etiquette and gives you a better idea on what to expect in your first meeting with your Japanese counterparts. 

Article: Why is reporting so important in Japanese companies?

Article written by Olivier van Beneden.  

Why is reporting so important in Japanese companies?

Information sharing and reporting is often a cause of friction in Japanese companies. Here is one extreme example that shows just how serious the implications can be.


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