Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition)

Etiquette Guide to Japan: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! (Third Edition) Author Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN-10 4805313617
ISBN-13 9784805313619
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Farewell to faux pas Minding your manners is an acquired skill but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan An inside look at Japanese social graces it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler Extensive specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business Although often overshadowed by a modern facade longstanding traditional aspects of Japan s culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywherein the ancient arts and crafts that are still important parts of everyday life in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation and in the modern comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes To many Western visitors however the most obvious example of this traditional culture s strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese Like many nations Japan has experienced vast political social and economic change over the past century But enough of Japan s traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners About this new version This updated and expanded edition of the best selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards bowing or shaking hands bathrooms and public bathsbut also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests attending a Japanese tea ceremony taking the subway and much more It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners texting social media and other forms of digital communication The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology related words and expressions used by Japanese today Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitanbut still very Japanese

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