Managing for Creativity in Japan Talking with Foreign Executives in Japan

Patterns Tagged ‘language skills’
Obstacles Involved with being Non-Japanese

“…you have to speak the language……If you can’t speak Japanese you better be really good at what you do….”

Rewire your Thinking, Learn to Communicate

“…people here are actually really interested in what you are going to say but the issue is working out how to communicate your message…”

Country Specific Skills

“…I think that there is a reason why you are being brought in as a foreigner. You’re not brought in because you’re able to fit in….”

On Learning Japanese

“…take six-months or a year to study the language first and then come into the job…”