Building Business Relationships with the Japanese

May 29, 2002
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8:30 am – 1 pm

Understanding Japanese cultural and business protocol can make all the difference between a successful business relationship and a failed one. Just as important is understanding the strategies for speaking effectively with the Japanese in English. This interactive seminar with a leading consultant in U.S.-Japan cross-cultural communications introduces Americans to the basics of etiquette crucial to doing business with the Japanese. The program focuses on the communication skills and the knowledge of Japanese culture and protocol necessary to make a positive impression. It also aims to help participants feel comfortable and relaxed working with Japanese, and includes a hands-on session on dining etiquette. U.S. executives dealing with Japanese as clients, partners or employers should find this program of particular interest.

Diane L. Simpson,
President, Simpson International Inc.


8:30 – 9 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9 – 9:45 amCommunicating with the Japanese: Getting to “Hai”
9:45 – 10:30 amJapanese Business Protocol: Avoiding Common Mistakes
10:30 – 10:50 amCoffee Break
10:50 – 11:35 amBusiness Relationships: How to Build Trust and Establish Commitment
11:35 – 11:45 amBreak for Lunch Set-up
11:45 am – 12:40 pmJapanese Bento Box Lunch: From Chopstick Taboos to Paying the Bill
12:40 – 1 pmWrap-up and Program Evaluation
1 pmAdjourn

Tickets: $55, Japan Society members $45. Includes a Japanese bento box lunch.




  • Wednesday, May 29, 2002
  • 8:00 am