Business Etiquette and Customs:

Hard Facts and Statistics:

 

Books:

NON-FICTION

  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands
  • Culture Shock! Japan
  • Culture Smart! Japan
  • The Enigma of Japanese Power
  • Being a Broad in Japan

FICTION

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The Last Samurai

Movies:

  • Lost in Translation
  • Rising Sun
  • Gung Ho
  • Japanese Story
  • Fear and Trembling
  • Okuribito

 

IC Tips:

Facts and statistics are a great starting point for learning about a new country, but to work effectively across cultures requires a deeper knowledge of how values influence behavior.