Tag Archives: Japan

Research on Well-being and Aging: Comparison between U.S. and Japan


We have only begun to look at the evidence, but it appears that different aspects of well-being matter for health in different ways depending on the cultural context where people reside Source: blogs.plos.org   Well-being in the West is formulated … Continue reading

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Moscow Business Stories: Japanese Companies in Russia


See on Scoop.it – Life in Moscow From an Expat Perspective This article is an Interview with Takushi Seki,  the Director of Corporate Issues and Communications for CIS, Romania and the Adriatic region, Japan Tobacco International, Co-chairman of Japanese Business Club Correspondent: How can you characterize … Continue reading

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JAPAN BOSSES ON COMMUNICATING WITH HQ


Excellent article on problems and tips on how Japan executives should deal with their headquarters. Published by Eurobiz Japan I spent almost ten years in Japan during three different expatriations, in 1990, 1996 and 2003 and I agree what this … Continue reading

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Expat Life: Finding Home Abroad


My definition of a home as an expatriate includes: the architecture, the layout, the light and energy vibes of the house, the neighborhood with its schools , the sport facilities. the shopping, the recreation zones, restaurants, support groups and communities, … Continue reading

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What Leaders Can Learn From Japan’s Earthquake ?


The ancient  Bushido code or  ‘way of the warrior’, also named “The Seven Virtues of the Samurai” was established between the 9th and the 12th centuries but  is still very much anchored in ordinary Japanese people. The seven main virtues/principles … Continue reading

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Letter From A Foreign Local in Tokyo: March 16, 2011


Here the letter I received  from a Dutch  friend living in Tokyo , Jacinta Hin  http://www.facebook.com/JacintaHin My friends, First, thank you so much for all your messages and words of support and concern. I am really touched by so many … Continue reading

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Hopefully Facebook is Not CNN !


I don’t have TV and it is very rare that I watch the news especially on CNN. This time with the Japan quake and tsunami, it was an exception because Japan is so close to my heart, living there almost … Continue reading

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Five Mistakes People Make Reading Your Body Language


Those are typical  mistakes people make all the time especially in a multicultural context.   For example while I was working in Japan,  looking straight in the eyes of a Japanese business person would be considered as very impolite and … Continue reading

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The Secret Powers of Time and Cultural Differences


In the video below you will see interesting perspectives of time perception through the eyes of different cultures, countries, generations, religions. According to Professor Philip Zimbardo, people look differently at time based on cultural and individual values: Focused on the past  (negative … Continue reading

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