Living and Working in Japan
Scenario:Soon after graduating from college you are employed by a multi-national company with major offices in Tokyo, Japan. You learn the hard way how to behave, what unstated company rules are, and how to get along with your Japanese co-workers. You are so successful that the company wants to expand operations in Japan, and they want you to write the company handbook for American employees living in Japan.
The Task-A Company Handbook for American Employees in Japan:
Links to Sites on the Internet:
JETRO-Japan External Trade Organizationhttp://www.jetro.go.jp/top/index.html
This is a web site to help foreigners who want to do business in Japan.
Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resourceshttp://fuji.stanford.edu/jguide/
This compilation of links will help you find a information on culture, geography, and business.
Doing Business in Japan-Tomís Diaryhttp://www.jetro.org/newyork/html/tomsbizdiary/tomsbizcurrent.html
This site has great information on living and working in Japan through the diary of an American and his family transferred to Japan. The web site tackles situations like how to find a house, correct manners, Japanese workers, etc.
Japan: Living Guidelines Manualhttp://www.ntt.co.jp/japan/living/lm.html
An online manual for those foreigners who will be living and working in Japan.
Originally intended for those staying at NTT R&D Centers, but useful to anyone wanting an"inside" look at considerations for daily life in Japan.
Japan National Tourist Organizationhttp://www.jnto.go.jp/
Lots of information and images of modern and traditional Japan are offered here.
Explore this site and visit many interesting parts of Japan by following the links. Includes many detailed maps of cities and regions. (An official Japan government site.)
This compilation of sites is sponsored by the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. This page gathers together links to information on a variety of subjects related to Japan: Culture, travel, business,government and law, sports, geography and more.
Kyodo News Webhttp://home.kyodo.co.jp/
Major news organization of Japan and Asia offers news stories and latest headlines
from Asia and the world. Includes Asia Briefs section, plus a search engine which brings up articles from the archive of past articles.
Mainichi News is a major daily newspaper in Japan offering (in English) Politics,
Business, Domestic and Editorial news. Check here for the latest news and information with a Japanese point of view.
Japanese Business Protocolhttp://www.asiasource.org/business/2know/japan.cfm
This is an excellent source for how to behave in business situations.
Japan Country Profilehttp://www.asiasource.org/profiles/ap_mp_03.cfm?countryid=18
Another source for country information about Japan.
Japanese language lessons for the correct words and phrases in business situations.
Japanese Language Lessonshttp://www.japanese-online.com/language/LSNIndex.HTM
The LA County Office of Education Links on Japanhttp://teams.lacoe.edu/japan/web.html#arts
You will find information on culture, history, sports, literature and geography.
In the left hand frame, choose Japan for information on geography, culture, sports, government, and language.
Japan Information Networkhttp://jin.jcic.or.jp/
This list of links will help you gain a deeper understanding of Japanese society, culture, economy, arts, geography with a virtual tour of Japan.
Kids Web Japanhttp://jin.jcic.or.jp/kidsweb/
A web site designed for students, this colorful electronic pamphlet on Japan will allow you to click on a picture to find out about daily life, sports, government, schools, family, the regions of Japan, etc.
Asian Business Travel Guideshttp://www.worldroom.com/
Japan Country Travel Guidehttp://web3.asia1.com.sg/tnp/journey/travel/japan/japan.html
A Global Travelerhttp://www.aglobalworld.com/
Lonely Planet Japan Guidehttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/nea/jap.htm
Security Guidelines for Americans Overseashttp://www.state.gov/www/about_state/business/business_travel.html
Embassy of Japanhttp://www.embjapan.org/
Illustrated "Salaryman" in Japan.Tokyo, Japan: Japan Travel Bureau, Inc., 1996.
Feiler, Bruce S. Learning to Bow. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1991.
James, David L. Doing Business in Asia. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1993.