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Culture Wise Japan


The Essential Guide to Culture, Customs & Business Etiquette

Travellers often underestimate the depth of cultural isolation they can face abroad, particularly in a country with a different language. To many people, Japan is the embodiment of ‘culture shock’, although it is used to welcoming and catering for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers and visitors. Not surprisingly, most newcomers find many aspects of Japanese life alien – and some come unstuck as a result. Culture Wise Japan will help you understand Japan and its people, and adapt to the Japanese way of life. Most importantly, it will enable you to quickly feel at home.


Inside you’ll discover:

? How to deal with and overcome culture shock

? The historical & political background to modern Japan

? Japanese attitudes & values – at home and at work

? Do’s, don’ts & taboos

? How to enjoy yourself the Japanese way

? Business & professional etiquette

? Japan’s spoken & body language

? Getting around Japan safely

? Shopping the Japanese way


The Culture Wise series of guides is essential reading for visitors who want to understand how a country really works. Whether you’re planning to stay for a few days or a lifetime, they will help you find you feet after arrival, settle in smoothly and integrate into your new surroundings.

            Culture Wise guides reduce the anxiety factor in adapting to a foreign culture; explain how to behave in everyday situations in order to avoid cultural and social gaffes; help you get along with neighbours, make friends and establish lasting business contacts; and enhance your understanding of a country and its people.


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Author: edited by David Leaper
ISBN-10: 1-905303-40-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-905303-40-3
Edition: 1st
Published: 1st May 2009
Number of Pages: 232 Pages
Dimensions: 130mm W x 200mm H
Book Type: Paperback