The requirements Japan has put in place to enter the country amid the pandemic don't quite match up with the realities of what's going on overseas.
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While some permanent residents and students are slowly trickling back into Japan, businesses are waiting to hear if new hires can join their ranks.
Since Japan imposed entry restrictions on April 3, many students and academics have been left stranded outside the country, unable to pursue their studies and research. Many have also lost the scholarships that have funded their studies so far. On this episode we’re taking a ...
Non-Japanese students and faculty find study and research plans upended by pandemic restrictions.
As confusion continues over the Japanese government's re-entry ban for foreign residents, the international business community has started voicing concerns.
The nation's successful management of the pandemic has become a point of pride for many Japanese.
If you'd like your Japanese colleagues to come around to your way of thinking, you'll need to convince them in a way that's common in the culture.
With the West now taking another look at widespread use of face masks to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, it's worth noting another aspect of Japanese culture that might be keeping the number of infections down: shame.
Organizations in Japan tend not to rely on specialists when it comes to solving in-house problems, which may be a consequence of fostering a workforce of generalists.
Avoiding risks in business can help to keep your company safe, but it also lessens the chance you'll do something truly game-changing.