TITLE

HOW TO ACT ONCE YOU GET THERE

AUTHOR(S)
Katayama, Frederick H.
PUB. DATE
November 1989
SOURCE
Fortune;Fall1989 Asia in the 1990's, Vol. 120 Issue 13, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents guidelines for foreigners conducting businesses in Asia. Some of them are: dressing conservatively, being punctual, avoiding physical contact, tipping is less common. In Japan clean socks without holes in the toes are crucial, since shoes come off whenever a person visits someone's home or dine on "tatami" mats in a traditional restaurant. When greeting people, a handshake and a simple nod will suffice. The full bow at the waist in Japan or the graceful, prayer-like folding of hands known as the "wai" in Thailand--are appreciated but not expected of foreigners.
ACCESSION #
18022282

 

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