First of all, read and study the following drills mentioned during the
conversation. Then, click on PLAY to listen and repeat
If you ask any
Japanese businessman what he does, he will almost invariably answer by
saying, "I am a Sony man"
instead of telling you whether he's an engineer or an accountant.
The people are the only resource Japan possesses.
Once you are employed or hired by the
company, you remain with this company until your retirement.
In general, in a Japanese corporation,
everybody is more or less trained to be a generalist rather than a
They arrive at an agreement, the consensus,
and then everybody
is involved in the process. It's not like an American way of
decision making by one big executive or the president.
Listen to Ms. Tomomi Moriwake giving a number of tips for
doing business with the Japanese. Click on each speaker and complete the chart with the
recommendations she makes and the reasons she gives by choosing the best alternative.
Finally, check your answers with the audio transcriptions.