Japan-An A-Z Guide is your handy guide to living, working and traveling in Japan-or doing business with the Japanese. The book will gently guide you through all aspects of Japanese life-from catching bullet trains and office etiquette to eating sushi and karaoke singing
Written by one-time Australian Executive Woman of the Year, the author draws on her own experience-with a practical and personal approach. First published over 20 years ago, it has been updated with input from Toshiya Ozaki, Professor of International Business at Rikkyo University-and remains an extremely useful guide to dealing successfully with the Japanese in business or day to day living.
Containing relevant facts, amusing anecdotes and case studies, you’ll readily see the power of DeVrye’s common sense approach. Presented in an easy to read format, with chapter headings, listed alphabetically, that you can readily refer to, you'll learn the basics of:
A ccommodation, allowance & automobiles
B anking, bowing and baseball
C ommunication and useful phrases
D eath, decisions and discretion...
...Z aibatsu and a zillion other tricks for new players
About the author: Catherine DeVrye has a proven track record as a successful manager and communicator.
She lived and worked in Japan as Human Resource Manager for IBM’s Asia Pacific Headquarters in Tokyo; where she gained a first-hand commitment to quality service.
Today she is a #1 best-selling author of books on customer service and a professional speaker on five continents. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in senior roles in government and IBM. Apart from her client list that reads like a Who’s Who of the business world, DeVrye has lectured at the Melbourne Mt Eliza Business School and IMD in Switzerland. She is the author of 7 other non-fiction books. For results, check out: www.greatmotivation.com
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About the Author
Catherine DeVrye is a best-selling author of 8 non-fiction books, translated into over a dozen languages, including a #1 best-selling business book in Australia and Taiwan. Her memoir also made the best seller list in Australia and Canada.
Past winner of the Australian Executive Woman of the Year Award and Keynote Speaker of the Year, she is an outstanding communicator and her delightfully humorous approach to presenting authentic content has earned standing ovations and long queues at book signings and corporate conferences on 5 continents.
Her books have been endorsed by Sir Edmund Hillary, Dr Edward DeBono, Bryce Courtenay, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
One who never excelled during English class at high school, Catherine calls herself an ‘accidental author’; simply writing from experience-and from the heart-in line with her mission to help others help themselves.
Always in search of adventure-and fresh material-she has swam with sharks, cycled over the Andes, climbed to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and beyond Everest Base Camp, volunteered with street kids in Vietnam & carried the Olympic torch on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics. Yet, she always sees writing the next book as her biggest challenge.