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TALKING SHOP

JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Apr 26, 2004
Diagrams help equity investment pro when words get jumbled
Where there is a diagram, there is a way.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Apr 19, 2004
Samsung exec taps Japan insights to cut through the verbiage
Kim Jong Shin learned Japanese while hauling fish to market part time, stewing in hot springs and touring 350 historical sites in all 47 prefectures.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Mar 29, 2004
Wipro head develops management style to handle Indians
YOKOHAMA -- Masaki Nagao recently applied a typical Japanese business practice to helping reorganize his India-affiliated software firm here.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Mar 22, 2004
When words fail, American logistics expert talks bottom line
How do you break the news to a warehouse manager or a trucking company boss that they are about to lose their biggest client?
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Mar 1, 2004
Top adman follows foreign peers' lead in speaking off the cuff
Take notes. Lots of them. Every night for years, Koichiro Naganuma, president of Asatsu-DK Inc., the nation's third-largest advertising agency, has written memos on newspaper articles. The nightly routine helps him a great deal -- especially when asked for comments by foreigners.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Feb 16, 2004
Karaoke learning curve put telecom executive on right line
For Eric Gan, chief financial officer of broadband service firm eAccess Ltd., keeping up with the latest telecom technology terms in Japanese is not difficult. Coping with business customs here is.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Feb 2, 2004
Celebrated female exec makes case for telling it straight
To get your point across in the United States, you have to stand up for yourself -- whether you are a man or a woman.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Jan 13, 2004
Prada Japan's Italian chief knows the merits of vagueness
Davide Sesia, representative director of Prada Japan Co., is on the prowl.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Dec 22, 2003
Nissan designer takes light-hearted approach to using English
Having a good command of English is crucial for Shiro Nakamura, a senior vice president in charge of design at Nissan Motor Co., to work with President Carlos Ghosn, other foreign executives and subordinates.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Dec 8, 2003
When lenders balk, entrepreneur banks on worthy cause, trust
When Safia Minney first learned over a decade ago the Japanese phrase "mottai-nai" (what a waste) in regard to resources, she knew she was on the right track.
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Nov 17, 2003
For headhunter in middle, tactful persuasion is art of the deal
For headhunter Toshiaki Komatsu, the most electric moment in his work is when he negotiates a candidate's salary contract -- in English.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TALKING SHOP
Oct 27, 2003
English a plus but don't sell job skills, discerning palate short
Nobuhiro Hashiba was aware that it was a thinly veiled test to see whether he would be a worthy boss or a mere business suit recently sent by a Japanese company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 13, 2003
Making the pitch in English: dry mouth and lots of practice
Everything hangs on the first three minutes of a pitch, whether in Tokyo or New York.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan