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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include
* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken
"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel
"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel
"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer
"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine
"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times
Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into Japanese society and helps travelers to turn their visit--whether on business or for pleasure--into a memorable and enriching experience.
Culture Smart guides offer illuminating and essential insights into culture and society. It will help you turn your visit - whether for business or pleasure - into a memorable and enriching experience.
About the Author
PAUL NORBURY has been closely associated with Japan as publisher, editor, and author since the early 1970s, when he launched the award-winning Tsuru magazine for Japan Airlines, the best of which was published in book form as Introducing Japan. He also co-edited with Geoffrey Bownas Business in Japan: A Guide to Japanese Business Practice and Procedure. In the 1980s he published Euro-Asia Business Review for the Euro-Asia Centre, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and established the Japan Library. In 1990 he founded the quarterly Japan Digest, and in 1996 a new imprint, Global Oriental.
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