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Ukraine – winning the digital communication war

This post is also available in: JapaneseA week before Russia invaded Ukraine, I received an email from two Ukrainians working for a Japanese technology company in Lviv, enquiring about the training I do, and asking for a meeting. I was aware even then of rising tensions in the region, but thought it best to respond…

Rhymes from history – the Japanese Business Mission to Britain – 100 years’ ago

This post is also available in: JapaneseI’ve been researching the visit of the Japanese Businessmen’s Mission to Britain, which ended a hundred years’ ago, to see if there are any parallels with today. The visit took place around the time that the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902 became defunct, superseded by the Four Power Treaty of…

77% of Japanese companies in Europe say the Ukraine war has had a negative impact on their business

This post is also available in: Japanese77% of Japanese companies in Europe have had their business negatively impacted by the war in Ukraine, according to a survey conducted by JETRO in September 2022. The manufacturing industry was particularly hard hit, at 83.7% and Japanese companies in Belgium (92.5%), France (87.5%) and Spain (86.2%) had the…

It’s no longer “post off” for Japanese employees in their late 50s

This post is also available in: JapaneseAn increasing number of Japanese companies are abolishing the “post off” system, whereby employees are removed from line management around the age of 55, according  to the Nikkei. The aim of this system was to restructure the organisation and cut labour costs. Average income fell by around 20% post…

Telecoms takeover of Japan’s top CSR rankings

This post is also available in: JapaneseComparing the top ranked Japanese companies for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  in Toyo Keizai’s 2022 rankings* with the 2007 rankings shows how the Japanese corporate landscape has changed. The three telecoms companies – NTT, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI – have taken over the top 3 positions. In 2007 the…

Why elite Japanese are “useless” at foreign companies

This post is also available in: JapaneseAccording to Senoo Teruo, formerly of headhunters Korn Ferry Japan, it is a mistake often made by Japanese people joining foreign companies that they simply try to follow what has been done before by their predecessors. Foreign companies expect you to “find your own way to achieve greater results”…

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