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The Rice-Paper Ceiling: Breaking Through Japanese Corporate Culture

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Every day, 700,000 Americans working in Japanese companies confront the rice-paper ceiling. International business consultant Rochelle Kopp exposes this invisible obstacle to advancement at Japanese corporations, how it operates, and what you can do to break through it to improve your workplace relationships and career prospects. Along the way she details case studies that ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Stone Bridge Press
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Had some excellent insights on Japanese corporate culture and life, many of which I still recognize today (in 2017) as being present.
I do think the book could do with an update, given that 22 years have passed since it's initial publication, hence the 3-star rating--I tried to take most of the statistics with a dose of salt.
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My keen interest in language and culture led me to learn Japanese and work in Japan, starting me on my path as a cross-cultural business consultant. I've written extensively in both English and Japanese on intercultural and global business topics. More recently I have turned to the area where I live and work, Silicon Valley, to help people better understand the language and culture here as well.

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