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Book recommendation request

Posted by ampontan on Monday, October 8, 2007

AN AMPONTAN READER sent me an e-mail asking for recommendations about “Japanese customs and traditions in the business environment.”

In the course of the mail, he writes, “Early next year, I will make the first of several trips to Japan for business. In the course of my work I will have dealings with executive level officers, IT managers, and their subordinates.”

My correspondent lived in Japan for two years and has a Japanese wife, so he already is familiar with the country to a degree. He said that he wants to expand his knowledge.

If anyone has any recommendations for English-language books, feel free to send them in to the comments section.

Yoroshiku!

3 Responses to “Book recommendation request”

  1. Aceface said

    This is not a book,but never under estimate the value.

    http://www.manner-koza.com/index2.html

  2. Ken said

    Prof. Karel van Wolferen is writing much about business field of Japan.
    Especially, ‘The Enigma of Japanese Power’ is a bible for Japanology students replacing ‘The Chrysanthemum and the Sword’ by Ruth Benedict.
    Each fact is well investigated.
    I wish I could hear the comments on them by the reader.

  3. Turner said

    I read a short manifesto a while back that describes someone in the same position: making short business trips to Japan. Might be useful.

    http://www.lulu.com/browse/preview.php?fCID=634778

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