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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toyoda of Toyota in America...and the culture clash that could ensue.

This is an interesting article from CNN about today's upcoming appearance by Akio Toyoda (president of Toyota Motor Corporation) in Washington to answer questions about the Toyota recalls and issues.

Toyoda in Washington: A Clash of Cultures?

The article mentions differences in American and Japanese body language and English and Japanese direct/indirect language. These are things I encounter every day living and working in Japan and I'm interested to see how America handles Toyoda's visit.

1 comment:

Chris said...

This reminds me of the early 90's when I lived in Japan.