Working in a Japanese Company: Part 9 – 5 Differences Between Working in the USA and Japan

For this next part of my working in a Japanese company series, I wanted to talk about differences between working in the US and Japan. Having experience working in both Japan and the US, it’s fascinating to see what is … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 9 – 5 Differences Between Working in the USA and Japan

Working in a Japanese Company: Part 8 – 5 More Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company

Back by popular demand from the previous post, here are 5 more mistakes to avoid working in a Japanese company. These are a bit more Eye Contact Eye contact is actually considered aggressive in Japan, and not just in a … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 8 – 5 More Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company

Working in a Japanese Company: Part 7 – 5 Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company

Adapting to a completely different work culture in another country can be a huge learning curve. I live in Japan and have been working here for almost 5 years at a regular office job as an “OL”, or an “office … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 7 – 5 Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company