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Editor’s note, November 17, 2016: Analysis: As Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, it’s a good time to look at trade relations between the two countries. Note to U.S. executives: Better understanding the requirements of the world’s third largest economy and better preparing for them will enable more American companies to succeed in conducting business in Japan.
On August 29, 2016, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Robert Azar, President & CEO of Asia Strategic Advisors LLC, for a roundtable event titled “Improving Workplace Productivity & Relations by Bridging Japanese and American Business Cultures.” Mr. Azar gave a presentation based on his new book, “Navigating Japan’s Business Culture – A Practical Guide to Succeeding in the Japanese Market.” The Q&A session featured a lively exchange regarding such issues as the recent changes Japanese culture has been undergoing, differences with Chinese and Korean business culture, and the quest to find universal business values.