Negotiating the Grey Maze

A blog-toolkit of just-in-time fixes for working successfully in Japan

June 3, 2019

Observed behavior

Ever noticed that Japanese have a tendency in meetings to deftly avoid exploring matters in detail or come to decisions? Have you tried asking everyone to share their thoughts, but have been met with silence or hesitation? Then, at a future meeting, yo...

April 24, 2019

From a global perspective, Japanese can seem risk adverse. On the other hand, from their perspective, non-Japanese can seem too risk tolerant or even risk ignorant. Who's right is debatable and not always useful for getting the job done. The key challenge here is t...

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