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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

 


Conference on Transformation of Global and Japanese Business in Digital Age

"Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge"

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

Follow up – Conference on Transformation of Global and Japanese Business in Digital Age, in Kyoto (Japan)!

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Organizers: William W. Baber (Kyoto University, Japan) & Anshuman Khare (Athabasca University, Canada)

Conference Adviser: Hiroki Ishikura (Osaka Gakuin University, Japan)

 Dates: February 28-29, 2020 (completed)

 

Business today is facing unprecedented change especially due to the adoption of new, digital technologies, with a noticeable transformation of manufacturing and services. The changes have been brought by advanced robotics, the emergence of artificial intelligence, and digital networks that are growing in size and capability as the number of connected devices explodes.

In addition, there are advanced manufacturing and collaborative connected platforms, including machine-to-machine communications. Adoption of digital technology has caused process disruptions in both the manufacturing and services sectors and led to new business models and new products. This Conference explores how the business transformation taking place in Japan is influenced by the digital revolution and how it impacts the Japanese traditions and culture.

International scholars, policy makers and practitioners from Denmark, Finland, Greece, UK, USA and Canada joined a strong group of speakers from Japan in Kyoto end of February 2020.

This Conference was planned around the release of the edited book “Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge” published by Springer Asia in January 2020.

 

More info from:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conference-transformation-global-japanese-business-huysveld-ir-mba/

Documents of the conference are available from hereunder:

https://sites.google.com/site/anshumankhare/symposiums-seminars/kyoto-2020-conference-on-dx

 

 

 


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 !

 

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Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

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JOYEUX NOEL ET BONNE ANNEE 2019 !

良いお年をお迎え下さい。

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Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)

Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)

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We wish you a Happy End of the Year Holiday and we are looking forward to keeping in touch, working, engaging or exchanging with you again next year !
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The New Year 2020 might give you the opportunity to:
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– either, meet us at the “Conference on Transformation of Global and Japanese Business in Digital Age” (more details from our previous post: https://gbmc-blog.biz/2019/11/25/conference-on-transformation-of-global-and-japanese-business-in-digital-age/).
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– or, if not possible, to read our contribution “The Japanese B2C Retail Industry in the Digital Age” to the new Springer book “Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge” to be released soon in January (more details from: https://gbmc-blog.biz/2019/09/09/find-out-more-about-the-japanese-b2c-retail-industry-in-the-digital-age/).
"Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge"

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

In 2020, please feel free to contact us, as well as to follow us on our Blog (www.gbmc-blog.biz) or to check regularly our website (www.gbmc.biz) for updates.
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Best Wishes,
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The GBMC Team
Europe-Japan Business Consultants
GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)
Paris, France

Find out more about “The Japanese B2C Retail Industry in the Digital Age”

"Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge"

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

 

#Huysveld #GBMC #JapaneseRetailIndustry #DigitalAge

Chapter written by Philippe Huysveld (#GBMC) in the soon to be released NEW BOOK from Springer: “Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”. This book:

  • 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

 

Chapter Abstract (by Philippe #Huysveld):     


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

 


PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT – a NEW JAPAN BUSINESS BOOK is arriving soon!

"Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge"

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

 

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT – a NEW JAPAN BUSINESS BOOK is arriving soon:

“Transforming Japanese Business: Rising to the Digital Challenge”

(from Springer Asia).

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More info from:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/transforming-japanese-business-rising-digital-challenge-khare/

 

 

 


In favour of Europe’s Renaissance

Map of Europe (Wikipedia)

Map of Europe (Wikipedia)

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If interested in EU Politics,

Read “Pour une Renaissance européenne”

from Emmanuel Macron

More from: https://eu-renaissance.org/fr?utm_source=Liste+Globale&utm_campaign=a6639fb79a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_07_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d1b0a6826d-a6639fb79a-51583403#

and also check the “EU Fake News” List:

LAREM – Europe Renaissance 2019

 


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)

 


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