While reading a little bit about business in Japan (and taking into account that I will be working in a human resources department until summer), I have been wondering how HR departments actually work in Japan. I found a very interesting article writen by Yan Sen Lu in which he shows a real experience that happened to him while living there. Continue reading “Japanese Culture and its Impact on Japan HR Practices: An Overview”
This free app is an initiative made by the Government of Japan. Once you download it on your phone, you will be able to get all the latest news, breaking headlines and top stories, photos & video in real time about The Gov’t of Japan
What will you find in the app? It introduces several options to choose from, for example, Government, Culture or Tourism. You will also find under Newspaper the JapanGov Weekly. In addition, there is a Photos section that features beautiful pictures of Japanese scenery and Japanese art. If you want to see all the features, just click on this link. There is obviously a lot to look for in this app, and if you are interested in Japan (and in political-government issues and features) it is a great app to download, plus it is completely free.
You can download the app it here.
Hikosaemon & Rochelle Kopp (Managing Principal and Founder of Japan Intercultural Consulting) talk about passive aggression in Japan, and how it is difficult for people from western countries to deal with some aspects of the Japanese culture (in this specific case, dealing with coworkers or your boss in an office – business environment.) Continue reading “Passive Aggression in Japan”
Hamp, Toyota’s first female senior exec, says building trust is top priority
NAGOYA, Japan — During her 20 years at General Motors, Julie Hamp saw Toyota Motor Corp. much the way many in America’s auto industry did and still do: as a rival threatening their livelihoods.