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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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Where are you really from ? An Expat Perspective On Racism


I found the question in this article very interesting:   Is It Racist to Ask People Where They’re From? As an expat, I am asked all the time where are you really from ?  and I usually have different answers for different … Continue reading

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The “How Are You?” Culture Clash: Americans v.s. Russians


How Are You ? The answer Americans give, of course is, “Fine.” But when Russians hear this they think one of two things: (1) you’ve been granted a heavenly reprieve from the wearisome grind that all but defines the human … Continue reading

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American Culture: “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays ?


A recent Pew survey, shows that while nine in 10 Americans take part in the holiday that theologically commemorates the birth of Jesus, only about half actually see it as a religious celebration. Pew found that religious and non-religious Americans largely … Continue reading

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Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ?


Humility in leadership can be defined as the ability to understand yourself and bring the best from other people. You must first know your talents and limitations, then recognize that you have to rely on others and empower them to … Continue reading

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The Truth About Green Card and American Citizenship


The New York Times Just published this article : Making Choice to Halt at Door of Citizenship I think the article is misleading giving the wrong message that green card holders are taking all the “good things” America has to offer: … Continue reading

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American Culture: What is Black Friday ?


  When I first moved to New York City from Japan, I never heard about “Black Friday”. I remember the Macy’s Parade in the streets of NYC for Thanksgiving but did not notice this event the first year.   Black … Continue reading

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