Meetings with Japanese – Rules and Etiquette for internal and external meetings
Meetings with Japanese – Rules and Etiquette for internal and external meetings

Japanese people are often considered to be disciplined and polite in all kinds of situations, including business meetings. In this […]

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How to See Somebody Off in Japanese Business Culture and Customs
How to See Somebody Off in Japanese Business Culture and Customs

As many people who have been to Japan probably realize, the Japanese have many norms. These are hidden under a […]

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The Changing Expatriate System: Why Local Employees in Germany are Key to Japanese Companies’ Localisation
How to Properly Take Vacation/Days Off in Japanese Companies
How to Properly Take Vacation/Days Off in Japanese Companies

Taking a vacation or many consecutive days off is called “有給休暇をとる (Yūkyū kyūkawotoru)” in the Japanese language. Although employees are […]

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What is the Customer Service Position at Japanese Company in Germany?
What is the Customer Service Position at Japanese Company in Germany?

You can find customer service positions in many Japanese companies operating in Germany. However, this position is slightly different from […]

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5 Advantages of Working for Japanese MNEs in Germany
5 Advantages of Working for Japanese MNEs in Germany

The more than 2,000 Japanese multinational enterprises (MNEs) existing in Germany are popular working places not only for Japanese expatriates […]

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The Role of the Business Development Position in Japanese Companies for German/English Native Speaker
Local HR Development Strategies of Japanese Companies in Germany
Local HR Development Strategies of Japanese Companies in Germany

When the Japanese economy swept over the world market and many Japanese companies expanded overseas, plenty of papers addressed the […]

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The Biggest Japanese Community in Germany: Business Life in Düsseldorf
The Biggest Japanese Community in Germany: Business Life in Düsseldorf

As of 2019, there were more than 1,500 Japanese companies operating in Germany, 500 of which were located in or […]

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Differences in Work Culture Between Japan and Germany
Differences in Work Culture Between Japan and Germany

For many Germans, or for those who are used to European work culture, the Japanese work culture can be seen […]

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Japanese Terms to Remember When Getting Hired by a Japanese Manufacturer
Japanese Terms to Remember When Getting Hired by a Japanese Manufacturer

When you have started working in a Japanese company, you can sometimes get confused as you often hear terms that […]

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Job Opportunities for Japanese Speakers in Germany
Job Opportunities for Japanese Speakers in Germany

It’s not widely known but in fact, people who speak Japanese fluently or at least at business level, have many […]

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