Category Archives: Cross-cultural

Fight the #CORONAVIRUS by wearing a #MASK, like in #Japan!

Don’t forget to wear a #Mask!

 

Wearing a Noh Mask (source: International Noh Institute)

Wearing a Noh Mask (source: International Noh Institute)

 

Many French people (as well as Westerners in general) do not like or are not used to wear masks!

In Asia and in Japan, in particular, this is part of everyday life, as citizens do not want to infect/contaminate their fellow citizens.

Following the CORONAVIRUS crisis worldwide, health authorities are strongly recommending to wear masks in order to avoid spreading the virus as well as getting infected oneself. Some people however refuse to comply with this, ignoring the warnings and various messages on TV, as this is part of the local culture.

 

If you want to know more about #JapanCross-cultural Management, you will find more information in our book: “Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette: Understanding Japan Cross-cultural Management”.

http://www.gbmc.biz/bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette–e-book.html

Wishing you a nice reading!

 

Philipppe Huysveld

Philipppe Huysveld

 


Confined? Don’t know what to do?

How to survive in Japan

 

 

Confined? Don’t know what to do?

Read “The Ultimate #survivalguide Guide for Business in #Japan” by Philippe #Huysveld #GBMC)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/third-edition-ebook-ultimate-survival-guide-business-philippe/


Fight the #CORONAVIRUS by #Bowing the #Japanese way instead of shaking hands!

Forget about the traditional hand shakes!

 

Japanese style bowing

Japanese style bowing

 

French people often shake hands or even exchange kisses on the cheeks, when greeting friends, acquaintances, colleagues, partners or even clients sometimes. This is part of everyday life.

Following the CORONAVIRUS crisis worldwide, health authorities have strongly recommended to stop such practices in order to avoid spreading the virus and being infected. Some people refuse to comply with this, ignoring the warnings and various messages on TV, as this is part of the local culture.

There is however no need to stop greeting your counterparts!!!

Why not bow like Japanese people do?

 

 

PS> Guidelines (when there is no virus): To bow or not to bow? That’s the question.

 

Bowing in Japan is a typical way of Greeting and Showing Respect.  When Japanese bow to each other, the person of lower status bows more deeply.

 

If you are not Japanese, how should you behave?

Depending on whom you are meeting:

  • When meeting International interlocutors from Japan: no bowing is needed, « handshakes » are most probably OK (when there is no virus around).
  • When meeting Domestic interlocutors: only shake hands if offered by your Japanese counterpart! If no hand shaking seems possible, bow a little (the angle has a meaning). In front of VIP people (higher status), bow more deeply.

When do you need to bow with Japanese?

  • At the beginning: when exchanging cards
  • At the end: when leaving, when saying goodbye

 

If you want to know more about #JapanCross-cultural Management, you will find more information in our book: “Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette: Understanding Japan Cross-cultural Management”.

http://www.gbmc.biz/bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette–e-book.html

 

 

 

 

#Huysveld   #GBMC   #CORONAVIRUS   #Bowing

 


NEW BOOK from Springer on the way: “Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

"Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge"

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

 

  • Discusses how Japanese business landscape is changing with the emergence of digital technology and what practices are succeeding
  • Informs how Japanese industry is adapting, or not, to changes in digital technology. Exposes gaps and strengths in digitalization in Japan
  • Presents theoretical and practical cases from Japan that will inform business and academic readers

 

Contains the Chapter “Japan B2C Retail Industry in the Digital Age” by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

More info from Springer:

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811503269

 


Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) : « Japan Series » : Nouvelle série d’ouvrages (6) sur l’économie, le commerce, la société, la culture, le tourisme et l’histoire du Japon.


http://www.gbmc.biz/-japan-series--books.html

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Maîtriser les spécificités culturelles, linguistiques, sociales, économiques, techniques et « business » de l’Extrême-Orient et en particulier du Japon n’est pas chose simple et demande un certain investissement en temps et en ressources.  

A cet effet, Philippe Huysveld, expert « Japon » et consultant sénior en affaires Europe-Japon du cabinet de conseil GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting, www.gbmc.biz), a écrit et vous propose sa collection d’ouvrages sur le Japon, intitulée « Japan Series ». 

Constituée de 6 ouvrages, disponibles aussi bien en format numérique eBook qu’en format papier « paperback » (couverture souple), cette collection a pour but de faire partager aux hommes d’affaires, aux étudiants, aux passionnés du Japon et au grand public les diverses facettes du Pays du Soleil levant.

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Plus d’information dans le Communiqué de Presse suivant:

“Japan Series” de Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

 


Learn more about Japan through books!

Offer "Japan series" Books as a gift!

Offer “Japan series” Books as a gift!

“Japan Series”

Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)’s (e)Books

 

A reference series of Books (6) about the economy, the society, the culture, business, tourism and the history of Japan!

 

Mastering the cultural, linguistic, social, economic, technical and business specificities of the Far East and in particular of Japan is not an easy thing and demands a certain amount of investment in time and resources.

For this purpose, Philippe Huysveld, Japan expert and senior consultant in Europe-Japan business at the consulting firm GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting, has written and proposes to you his series of books about Japan, entitled « Japan Series ».

Made of 6 books, available as well in digital format (eBook) as in paper format (paperback), this collection’s objective is to share with business men, students, Japan “aficionados” and the general public about the various aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

More info from:

http://www.gbmc.biz/-japan-series–books.html


Attention: “Japan Books” for you to read!

"Japan series" by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

“Japan series” by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

 

« Japan Series »: A new series of Books (6) about the economy, the society, the culture, business, tourism and the history of Japan.

 

Mastering the cultural, linguistic, social, economic, technical and business specificities of the Far East and in particular of Japan is not an easy thing and demands a certain amount of investment in time and resources.

For this purpose, Philippe Huysveld, Japan expert and senior consultant in Europe-Japan business at the consulting firm GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting, www.gbmc.biz), has written and proposes to you his series of books about Japan, entitled « Japan Series ».

Made of 6 books, available as well in digital format (eBook) as in paper format (paperback), this collection’s objective is to share with business men, students, Japan “aficionados” and the general public about the various aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

More details from:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/japan-books-philippe-huysveld-gbmc-series-huysveld-ir-mba/

 


Philippe Huysveld (GBMC): « Japan Series »: A new series of Books (6) about the economy, the society, the culture, business, tourism and the history of Japan.

Lecture Economique de l'Histoire du Japon (Philippe Huysveld)

Lecture Economique de l’Histoire du Japon (Philippe Huysveld)

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan (Philippe Huysveld)

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan (Philippe Huysveld)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Editions L'Harmattan - MOSAICA JAPONICA - Philippe Huysveld

Editions L’Harmattan – MOSAICA JAPONICA – Philippe Huysveld

CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90 (Philippe Huysveld)

CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90 (Philippe Huysveld)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mastering Japan Business (Philippe Huysveld)

Mastering Japan Business (Philippe Huysveld)

"Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette" by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette” by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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<Paris, Novembre 2018>

Mastering the cultural, linguistic, social, economic, technical and business specificities of the Far East and in particular of Japan is not an easy thing and demands a certain amount of investment in time and resources.

For this purpose, Philippe Huysveld, Japan expert and senior consultant in Europe-Japan business at the consulting firm GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting, www.gbmc.biz), has written and proposes to you his series of books about Japan, entitled « Japan Series ».

Made of 6 books, available as well in digital format (eBook) as in paper format (paperback), this collection’s objective is to share with business men, students, Japan “aficionados” and the general public about the various aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

More details about our Press Release:

http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/2018/11/04/philippe-huysveld-gbmc-«-japan-series-»-a-new-series-of-books-6-about-the-economy-the-society-the-culture-business-tourism-and-the-history-of-japan/

 


Sortie d’une nouvelle édition du livre “MOSAICA JAPONICA: Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique”

Editions L'Harmattan - MOSAICA JAPONICA - Philippe Huysveld

Editions L’Harmattan – MOSAICA JAPONICA – Philippe Huysveld

 

MOSAICA JAPONICA:

Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique

(avec une préface d’André Jaumotte)

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« Japan Series » : Livre III

par Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

Editeur : L’Harmattan

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<Paris, Septembre 2018> Après une parution originale en auto-édition, l’ouvrage de Philippe Huysveld (consultant en affaires Europe-Japon, GBMC) est désormais disponible (exclusivement) chez les Editions L’Harmattan à Paris.

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A propos du livre:

 

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 3 by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) Editor: L’Harmattan (Paris) an (e)Book (in French) about the Relations between Culture, Society and Economy in Japan

 

Ou encore:

http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/2018/09/23/sortie-dune-nouvelle-edition-du-livre-mosaica-japonica-lecture-culturelle-du-japon-socio-economique/

 


New edition of the (e)Book – “MOSAICA JAPONICA: Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique”​

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 3

by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

Editor: L’Harmattan (Paris)

an (e)Book (in French) about the Relations between Culture, Society and Economy in Japan

(Avec une Préface d’André Jaumotte)

 

Editions L'Harmattan - MOSAICA JAPONICA - Philippe Huysveld

Editions L’Harmattan – MOSAICA JAPONICA – Philippe Huysveld

 

If interested, you can order from:

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 3 by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) Editor: L’Harmattan (Paris) an (e)Book (in French) about the Relations between Culture, Society and Economy in Japan

 

Or for more details, please check here:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-ebook-mosaica-japonica-lecture-culturelle-du-huysveld-ir-mba/

 

 

 


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